Membership

Why Join?

In today’s fast-paced health care environment, there’s nothing more important than having well trained, skilled and knowledgeable physicians and no one knows more about these attributes than the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS). Our mission is to be the trusted advocate for physicians in the state of Louisiana and we have promoted excellence in the practice of medicine since 1878.

Today, we represent 7,000 physicians, residents and physicians-in-training throughout Louisiana. These individuals represent a diverse group of demographics and practice settings within the health care community across the state.

Learn more about the benefits of LSMS membership and how you play an integral role in our success.

What We Do

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Advocate
Advocate

We work with local, state and federal elected officials to promote legislation which preserves the rights of physicians to practice medicine, while maintaining high standards of care.

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Collaborate
Collaborate

We work with members, hospitals, governmental officials, and other stakeholders in order to provide the highest quality health care to the people of Louisiana.

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Communicate
Communicate

We plan, execute and market the LSMS brand messages to attract, create and retain member relationships.

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Educate
Educate

We provide the necessary information to allow member to meet continuing educational needs, stay ahead of current trends, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their practices.

Member Benefits

  • CONNECTING YOU TO DECISION MAKERS

    White Coat Wednesday is an opportunity for you to join your colleagues for a day of advocacy at the Louisiana State Capitol to learn more about issues your profession faces at the legislature, gain a better appreciation of what goes on at the Capitol, meet your legislator, and advocate for your profession.

  • ADVANCE YOUR CAREER

    In conjunction with the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business Administration, the Physician Leadership Academy (PLA) provides today's physician leaders with necessary skills to be successful in the ever-changing business of medicine and is open to LSMS members only.

  • HELPING YOU COMPLY

    LSMS members have complimentary access to the Controlled Dangerous Substance CME course as an exclusive member benefit provided by a partnership between the LSMS and Medical Interactive. This course meets the subject requirements specified by Act 76 of the Louisiana legislature and the LSBME rules. It contains 3 hours of continuing education on the following topics: best practices for prescribing controlled dangerous substances, chronic pain, diversion training, and addiction treatment.

  • CHAMPIONS OF COLLABORATION

    The LSMS is your leading advocate for the medical profession before the Louisiana legislature, state agencies, licensing boards, and the judicial branch of government. There are over 50 LSMS physician members seated on more than 25 state-wide boards and commissions. The LSMS also has staff representation on 13 state-wide boards and commissions, reporting back on important issues that you need to know about in a timely manner.

  • KEEPING YOU INFORMED & ENGAGED

    LSMS members receive an exclusive weekly membership e-newsletter, "Capsules Q.W.", which includes: member news and information, state and federal news, and updates from LSMS departments regarding the previous week's meetings and upcoming member opportunities.

  • ONE INDUSTRY - ONE VOICE

    Your voice is important when passing state and federal health care legislation.

  • INSPIRE & BE INSPIRED

    The LSMS Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates (HOD) offers an opportunity to meet physician colleagues from around the state and to be a part of the policy making body of the LSMS. The HOD serves as the legislative body of the LSMS, transacts all business of the Society, elects general officers, and establishes the official policies of the Society.

Member Types

ACTIVE

A Louisiana licensed physician
working more than 20 hours per week
$400

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ACTIVE 1st YEAR IN PRACTICE

A Louisiana licensed physician who is
1 year out of residency or fellowship program
$200

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SERVICE / VA

A licensed physician who is either a member of
any branch of the US Military or employed by the Veterans Administration
$200

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RESIDENT / FELLOW

A training physician serving an internship, residency, or fellowship
in Louisiana hospital approved by the ACGME
$35

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PART Time

A Louisiana licensed physician
working less than 20 hours per week
$200

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ACTIVE 2ND YR IN PRACTICE

A Louisiana licensed physician who is
2 years out of residency or fellowship program
$300

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ASSOCIATE

A licensed physician who lives outside Louisiana
but still within the United States and its territories
$100

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MEDICAL STUDENT

A medical student enrolled in a Louisiana medical school
or enrolled in the University of Queensland/Ochsner program
FREE

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Group Membership

Contact Terri Watson, terri@lsms.org, for
a custom membership benefits package.

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