“Grow your garden” with NCMS Membership

Roy Strowd, III, MD, MEd, MS, shares why he believes NCMS membership is important to helping you, the profession of medicine and patient care in North Carolina grow and flourish.


Why should you join the North Carolina Medical Society?

To be a part of your community of peers
The NCMS is a community of physicians and PAs – at all stages of their careers and from all specialties throughout the state – who come together with one collective voice and shared vision to ensure the health and well-being of their profession and their patients.

To take advantage of membership benefits
From offering products and services such as our NCMS Employee Benefit Plan, Insurance Solutions, and Retirement Plan to opportunities to learn and to mingle with your colleagues at events such as our annual LEAD Conference and the Golden Stethoscope Award Gala, membership with the NCMS has its privileges!

The NCMS advocates for you and your patients
The NCMS acts as a tireless advocate for your profession on regulatory, legislative and judicial issues that impact you and your patients.

To demonstrate Leadership in Medicine
The NCMS offers its members opportunities to develop leadership skills through its innovative Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL) programs such as Leadership College, Health Care Leadership and Management and the Future Clinician Leaders College.

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Member Benefits

NCMS members receive…

Advocacy for your profession

The NCMS employs a team of legislative, regulatory, and payer experts who closely monitor and respond to the latest developments that impact the profession of medicine and the care of patients.

NCMS LEAD Health Care Conference

The NCMS presents the LEAD Health Care Conference, offering all that the name suggests — leadership development, educational sessions, the latest advocacy news and innovative health care discoveries that can help improve the lives of your patients. Join us on October 13-14, 2023, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in RTP, NC!

Golden Stethoscope Awards Gala

It's time to Celebrate Medicine! NCMS members are invited to the Golden Stethoscope Awards Gala, an exclusive event designed to honor those member physicians and PAs who regularly demonstrates excellence in leadership. Learn more about the Gala, to be held October 14, 2023, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel during the LEAD Conference.

Insurance Solutions and Retirement Plan

Get exclusive access to the NCMS Employee Benefit Plan, which provides health care coverage for member physician practices. For other business or personal needs, take advantage of NCMS Insurance Solutions through our partner Sentinel or prepare for your future with the NCMS Retirement Plan available through Curi.

NCMS Marketplace

Save money and time by reviewing our partner vendors who offer a range of products and services at a discount for NCMS members.

Leadership development

Take advantage of leadership development opportunities through our award-winning Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL).

Health care news you can use

Receive health care news as it affects your practice that you won’t find in your local or national media. You’ll receive our daily email Morning Rounds, our Political Pulse video updates, dedicated email alerts and early-bird notices for special events and conferences. Follow the hundreds of health care related bills we track each legislative session on our legislative blog.

Programs that address access to care

Learn more about the Community Practitioner Program, which offers loan repayment for practicing in rural or under-served areas throughout the state.

Programs that address the opioid crisis and social determinants of health

Learn more about our NCMS Foundation’s new initiatives: Project VBOT (Virtual-Based Opioid Treatment) and Our Community Health Initiative (OCHI), which partners with community-based organizations to address health issues such as prediabetes.

Education on innovative health care systems

Engage with a dynamic community of colleagues to discuss health system transformation and innovation through groups like our popular NC Population Health Collaborative and NC ACO Council. Take advantage of ACO educational toolkits and webinars to keep a step ahead of our rapidly evolving health care system.

Resources for employed physicians

Get access to our Employed Physicians section, where you can find the Model Medical Staff Bylaws, discounts on employment contract reviews, and other educational efforts designed to help you succeed in your profession.

Public Health Information & Advocacy

Obtain resources for dealing with end-of-life issues; learn more about the current efforts to address maternal and infant care; and how the NCMS and its Foundation is working to tackle social determinants of health through its new Our Community Health Initiative (OCHI).


Receive the North Carolina Medical Journal, access to the “Medico-Legal Guidelines,” discounts through the NCMS magazine program, discounts on coding and practice publications.

Become a part of the NCMS today!