Membership and General Information
We are a component society with Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA), which means that in order to belong to
BCMS you must belong to MSMA also. We have several
levels of memberships. Those who join us at the resident, honorary, student, and retired physician levels pay no dues.
JOIN BCMS on the MSMA website
when you pay your MSMA dues.
First-year practice: $56.25
Second-year practice: $112.50
Third-year practice: $225.00
Active membership: $225.00
Our Board of Directors meets the first Tuesday of every month (alternative dates on/near holidays). We have three to four CME/general membership dinner meetings per year (free for members) and financially support two Boone Hospital Center CME seminars per year; our members can attend at no cost.
This means we generally offer at least eight (8) CME credits yearly. Our members are also able to attend CME meetings sponsored at other societies for a discounted fee.
We have two to three Doctor Interest Group meetings per year (free for members) with speakers that may or may not carry CME.
At our Annual Gala our new officers are installed, our Distinguished Physician Award is presented, and 50-year physicians are acknowledged. The gala includes a social hour, dinner, and live entertainment.
We work with Mizzou Medical Society and have two liaisons from their society on our board. For their summer orientation fair, we provide Taylor hammers and Maxwell Guides for each new MU Medical School recruit joining Mizzou Medical Society.
In 2016, we implemented the first MU Resident Director Program luncheon, and this event averages over 90 Mizzou Med Society members in attendance.
We have two scholarship funds (BCMS and Ladenson)
which we award yearly, and provide financial support for MUlation, and the Missouri Physicians Health Program.
We are a sister medical society with the Republic of Georgia Medical Society. We work closely with the founders of ACTS (A Call to Serve) and have had many of our physician members go to the country of Georgia to train their physicians with new technology. The current program is resuscitating full term newborns that are struggling to breathe. The Republic of Georgia Medical Society President is an honorary member of BCMS. We support and send our physicians on missions to this country.
We work closely with MSMA; providing delegates and Resolutions to MSMA's Annual Meeting. While the legislature is in session we keep members informed and are supportive of legislative issues. MSMA does an outstanding job of keeping all of us abreast on current happenings. Our board consists of four officers, the immediate past president, and seven physician members. The board meets monthly to make the decisions that affect members.
If you'd like to learn more about BCMS, attend an upcoming meeting as a guest, or become involved, contact Executive Director Stephen Foutes at 800-869-6762 or via email at email@example.com.