Quad City Medical Society Benefits
Rock Island Medical Society
Physicians who either work or live in Rock Island County (Illinois) and have an active medical license are eligible for membership in the Rock Island County Medical Society (RICMS). Members who belong to the RICMS must also join the Illinois State Medical Society. Contact (563) 328-3390 for an application or further information. Download RICMS membership form
Scott County Medical Society
Physicians who either work or live in Scott County (Iowa) and have an active medical license are eligible for membership in the Scott County Medical Society (SCMS). Members may also choose to belong to the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) but it is not required to belong to both SCMS and IMS. Contact (563) 328-3390 for an application or further information. Download SCMS membership form.
Members of the RICMS and SCMS enjoy the following benefits:
- RICMS and SCMS provides services tailored to address a variety of professional needs including continuing medical education programs offered at regular general membership meetings. Members of RICMS and SCMS may attend events of either medical society. In addition, special seminars are offered for members’ staff needs.
- RICMS and SCMS provide a forum for physicians to address concerns with their peers. The two Societies are the only local associations operated by physicians for physicians.
- RICMS and SCMS advocate on behalf of Quad City physicians at the local, state, and national levels and maintain close ties with Congressional delegations, state legislators, and state medical societies to advance key goals.
- RICMS and SCMS members are featured in a Quad City Times special health section distributed in September entitled “Staying Well”. All member names are printed and only member physicians of either the RICMS or the SCMS can submit articles for publication.
- RICMS and SCMS physician members and their offices have access to a medical society office staff dedicated to providing information and resources for any question or information needed.
- RICMS and SCMS are well-established resources for people with quality of care concerns. Office staff problem-solve with callers to restore lines of communication between patient and physician, thus preventing simple misunderstandings from escalating into more serious situations.
- RICMS and SCMS maintain an online physician directory at www.qcmso.com as a member benefit and a public service to the community.
- RICMS and SCMS office staff helps people find the right physician through a referral service, and provides information about member physicians’ primary specialties, medical training, and experience.
RICMS and SCMS office staff serve as the local resource to the media on health care related issues and works closely with other organizations to help mobilize the medical community in confronting important public health concerns.