The Medical Society of Virginia

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Medical Society of Virginia
Motto The power of physicians working together
Formation 1820
Type Professional association
Headquarters Richmond, Virginia
Official language
Edward G. Koch, M.D., FACOG

The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV), is a professional association of more than 11,000 Virginia physicians, medical students, residents, physician assistants and physician assistant students. It was founded in December 1820, and incorporated in 1824. It 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).[1] Each of these now independent entities had their beginnings within the Medical Society of Virginia. This organization is the only association representing all Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), regardless of specialty or type of practice setting in Virginia.


The Medical Society of Virginia publishes a monthly newsletter, Virginia Medical News is e-mailed to MSV members eight times a year, and a printed publication—typically a Legislative Preview, Legislative Wrap-up and Annual Meeting Review, along with one other piece—is mailed out once a quarter. MSV also publishes a weekly e-newsletter that reports the latest information in the medical community.


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