Medical Society of Virginia
In 1820, the founder of modern day nursing, Florence Nightingale, was born. That same year also marked the birth of an important institution for Virginia’s medical community, The Medical Society of Virginia. This professional association of more than 8,700 Virginia physicians, is the only association representing all medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy, regardless of specialty or type of practice setting in Virginia.
Over the past 195 years, the Medical Society of Virginia has dedicated itself to Virginia’s physicians and their patients, providing administrative, membership, and legislative services to its members. The association has made several notable contributions over the years, including 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.
Today, the Medical Society of Virginia leads the way in advocating for patient protections in the current managed care environment and for access to health care for all Virginians and for the highest standards of quality for healthcare.