The MCMS offers social and educational events to its members and the healthcare community.

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"Doctors in the Desert" - October 2016

The Maricopa County Medical Society celebrated another year with an elegant member dinner, just as the Arizona heat began to fade. Held once again in the beautiful outdoor dining area of El Chorro restaurant, it was a beautiful night! Members also enjoyed a special treat - Tesla Motors displayed a few of their top-of-the-line vehicles during the outdoor cocktail hour, which was then followed by dinner and presentations. In addition to Society business, the evening feautred a keynote address on physician resilliance by Drs. Cynthia Stonnington, and Judith Engelman. The evening was sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and many hours of hard work went into the preparation! We are grateful for everyone who attended, and we hope to see even more of you in 2017!

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Health Policy Forum - September 2016

Reprentative Heather Carter, Senator Katie hobbs, and Ms. Christina Corieri with the office of Governor Ducey answered questions regarding curent health policy concerns and topics. This informative evening was made possible by long-time Society partner MICA, and Pele Fischer from the Arixona Medical Association served as moderator. 

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"Philanthropy in Medicine" - April 2016

This wonderful evening was sponsored by the Arizona Central Credit Union. Members enjoyed excellent food and drinks, and listened to the experience of two of our members involved locally, Dr. Richard Averitte, with the Arizona Skin Cancer Foundation; and Sister Adele O'Sullivan from Cirle the City. Lin Sue Cooney served as our Master of Ceremonies. 

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"Beers with Peers" – February 2016

Held in the MCMS Courtyard and sponsored by preferred business partner, MICA, the Beers with Peers event was a magical evening filled with drinks, food and fun — providing an opportunity for medical students and residents to socialize, network with practicing physicians, and learn how to get involved in organized medicine.

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MCMS 2015 Annual Event – "Celebrating Our Roots"

On October 23rd, MCMS celebrated its roots at El Chorro. For the second consecutive year, the Society held its Annual Event at the Paradise Valley dining mainstay, with an outdoor cocktail hour, dinner, and several presentations.

Sponsored by MICA and Newmark Grubb Frank Knight, the event was well attended by Society members and their significant others, and was highlighted by addresses from current president Dr. Ryan Stratford and president-elect Dr. Adam Brodsky. A keynote presentation by Dr. Randal Friese, Tucson trauma surgeon and legislator in the Arizona House of Representatives (LD-9), capped off the night, with Dr. Friese sharing with our members his journey from physician to physician-legislator. Photography for the event was provided by Denny Collins Photography. Attendance this year far exceeded last year's numbers, so much so that we may need a larger venue next year. As the saying goes, we're going to need a bigger boat!

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The ACT Health Fair – September 2015

The Arizona Coalition for Tomorrow (ACT) is a not-for profit organization of concerned citizens committed to improving the health and education readiness for at-risk children eligible for Valley Head Start Programs. In 2010, ACT broadened its reach to include the community at large.

Since the ACT Health Fair’s inception, the Maricopa County Medical Society (MCMS) has worked to enlist and organize its physician, student, and resident members to volunteer, and each year our physicians have answered the call to help by enthusiastically participating in this wonderful community event. This year was no exception. Over 20 MCMS physician members volunteered their time on September 26th with the goal of giving back to the communities they serve and emphasizing the importance of regular health screenings and immunizations. Thank you to those MCMS members who so donated his/her time.

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Photos by Mike Paulson, Paulson Photo/Graphic \ www.paulson.com \ 602-230-1550


Philanthropy in Medicine – May 2015

On May 7, 2015, MCMS physician members, medical students, and healthcare professionals joined together in the courtyard at the Maricopa County Medical Society to listen to Drs. David Beyda, Candace Lew and Randal Christensen share their Medical Philanthropy experiences. If you were unable to join us, you can view some of the highlights through the doctor's presentations.

Photos of the event are now available on the MCMS Facebook page. View the photos >>

Please note: the following files are in PDF format. You must have Adobe Reader to view these documents. To download a free version, click here >>

David Beyda, MD presentation >>

Randal Christensen, MD, MPH presentation >>

Candace Lew, MD presentation >>


Open House – March 2015

We enjoyed hosting our first event on March 12, 2015 in the newly completed courtyard at the MCMS offices and loved seeing our members there!

Take a look through our photo album posted on Facebook from the event. While you are there, don't forget to tag yourself and your friends and like our page to keep up to date on news and events.

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Photos by Denny Collins, Denny Collins Photography \ www.dennycollins.com \ 602-448-2437


Annual Event – November 2014

"Vistas de Medicina" was the theme for the MCMS 2014 annual event held October 17, 2014 at El Chorro Restaurant. Attendees listended to remarks from very special guest speaker, Representative Heather Carter, Legislative District 15 and Health Committee Chairman. After Rep. Carter spoke, members participated in a brief meeting to conduct official MCMS-business, including the 2015 candidates for the MCMS board. The rest of the evening was dedicated to enjoying good food and drink, and catching up with friends and colleagues.

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Photos by Mike Paulson, Paulson Photo/Graphic \ www.paulson.com \ 602-230-1550