Founded in December 1820 and incorporated in 1824, the Medical Society of Virginia is a professional association with 10,000 members. The MSV is the only association representing all medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy, regardless of specialty or type of practice setting, in Virginia.
Dedicated to Virginia’s physicians and their patients, the MSV provides administrative, membership, and legislative services to its members, as well as serving as the liaison between local, national, and specialty medical organizations.
The MSV has been responsible for the creation of the State Board of Health, the State Board of Medical Examiners, the Board of Medicine and the MSV Review Organization (which has evolved into the Virginia Health Quality Center). Each of these now-independent entities had their beginnings within the MSV.
Today, the Medical Society of Virginia leads the way in advocating for patient protection in the current managed care environment, for access to healthcare for all Virginians, and for the highest standards of quality for healthcare.