Durham-Orange County Medical Society DOCMS

Welcome to the Durham-Orange County
Medical Society (DOCMS)!

The mission of the Durham-Orange County Medical Society (DOCMS) is to foster camaraderie within our professional community; advocate for our profession, our patients, and the public health; cultivate leadership in medicine; and bridge diverse medical communities and the populations they serve.


DOCMS and NCMS leaders support legislative agenda at White Coat Day!

Thank you to DOCMS President Ronnie Laney, MD (far left) and Secretary Marian Cranford, PA-C (second from right) for advocating for patients at the NC General Assembly. They are joined by Paige Sokolsky, MD (second from left) and NCMS Board member Cherul Haugen, MD (far right).


Save the date - Spring DOCMS Meeting

Join us for the Spring DOCMS Meeting!
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

University Club (3100 Tower Boulevard, Suite 1700 - Durham, NC 27707)

Gender Affirming Care: What is it, really?

With speakers Deanna W. Adkens, MD, and Matthew Crowley, MD


Should you have any questions or if you cannot access the registration page, please contact Frank Synder.

Welcome Medical Students!

The Durham-Orange County Medical Society (DOCMS) partners with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) so that medical students can join all three organizations for four years, at a single rate.  Joining the AMA, NCMS and DOCMS offers additional membership benefits including:

  • Netter’s Anatomy Flash Cards, 5th Edition
  • Rapid Review Pathology, 5th Edition
  • First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 (Pre-order 2019)
  • Picmonic 12 month digital subscription Bonus download! Kaplan medEssentials, 4th Edition, e-Book
  • Daily e-newsletter called the Morning Rounds
  • Opportunity to serve on more than 20 NCMS committees
  • Representation and advocacy at the state and local level
  • Access to members-only website at www.ncmedsoc.org and www.docsmedsoc.org
  • Bi-monthly dinner meetings with medical community
  • Networking opportunities such as the DOCMS Women’s Physician Section and social events for students, young physicians and their families
  • Annual community service projects and awards
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Legislative Days for students and residents.

To join, click here.

Ronald B. Laney, Jr., MD, MPHAn Important Message from DOCMS President Ronnie Laney, MD, MPH

View Dr. Laney's message on the DOCMS' commitment to advocacy and engagement on today's most urgent cultural and public health issues: READ NOW

Past Meeting Highlights

The Durham-Orange County Medical Society held its first membership meeting online via Zoom. The meeting focused "LGBTQA+ Health" and featured speakers Tonia Poteat, PhD, PA-C, MPH, from UNC Dept. of Social Medicine; Kristen Russell, LCSW, MSW, Child Development and Behavioral Health Specialist, Clinical Social Worker at Duke Health; and Dane Whicker, PhD, Medical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine.

Questions?  Email Frank Snyder, fsnyder@ncmedsoc.org.