Founded in 1871, the Colorado Medical Society (CMS) is the largest organization of physicians in Colorado, with over 7,500 members across all specialties and employment settings. Organized as a Colorado nonprofit 501(c)(6), corporation, CMS operates with 12 full-time staff with over 200 combined years of experience working for physicians in organized medicine.
Philanthropically, CMS created CMSF, a 501(c)(3) Foundation whose mission is to administer and financially manage programs that seek to improve access to health care and health services, with the potential to improve the health of Colorado. CMS also created the CMS Education Foundation whose mission is to support education by providing scholarships to worthy Colorado medical students.
Through the years, CMS has also played an instrumental role in the formation and support of such Colorado institutions such as COPIC, CPEP, CPHP, CROP and CCMU, all as part of its mission to improve Colorado’s health care environment for physicians and the patients they serve.
Lastly, CMS created and manages both its nonpartisan political action committee, COMPAC, whose goal is to support and elect pro-physician, pro-patient candidates on the state level, and the CMS Small Donor Committee, which works to elect candidates who support medicine’s efforts to preserve Colorado’s stable tort environment.