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On paper, the Lexington Medical Society (LMS) is a non-profit professional association of physicians in Fayette County, Kentucky. LMS is a voluntary organization founded in 1799. It is the second oldest medical society in the country. It is a component of the Kentucky Medical Association which together with other state medical societies forms the American Medical Association.

But membership at the Lexington Medical Society is more than just dues and dinners.

We are a diverse group of your peers in the medical field, interested in learning about and taking control of the everyday and future issues affecting the businesses and lives of those practicing medicine. We are a community of equals, regardless of age, gender, race or experience, listening to and supporting each other. LMS pushes the individual and the group to engage and encourages everyone to find how they can be an “active” member and participate in improving the lives of those in the Lexington area who save the lives of others.

We are physician-centric in our approach. Our strategy focuses on what adds value to our members personally and professionally. The practice of medicine is a noble calling, yet the profession is under a lot of stress with high levels of burnout. Our vision is to promote the passion among our members for the practice of medicine. We aim to ignite, sustain, and rekindle the passion for the practice of medicine.

Our mission is to serve as the principal voice and resource for Central Kentucky physicians to enhance their professional lives and improve the health of the community. Our strategy focuses on five goals: physician wellness, physician leadership development and mentorship, support for early career physicians and students, legislative advocacy, and improve community health.

The Lexington Medical Society Vision

Building a Community of Physicians in Central Kentucky

The Lexington Medical Society Mission

The Lexington Medical Society is the professional voice and resource for Central Kentucky physicians to enhance their professional lives and improve the health of the community.

The Lexington Medical Society Values

  • Camaraderie
  •  Connection
  •  Collaboration
  •  Communication

The Lexington Medical Society Goals

  • Physician wellness
  • Physician leadership development and mentorship
  • Support for early career physicians/students
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Improve community health
  •  Build a community of physicians
  •  Healthcare system outreach
  •  Business operation enhancements

Constitution and Bylaws of the Lexington Medical Society