The Center for a Healthy Maryland, The Maryland State Medical Society Foundation was established in 1976 as a 501(c)(3) corporation to support the advances of practice of medicine, enhance the quality of medical care, promote the health of the citizens of Maryland, explore the history of medicine in Maryland and preserve MedChi’s archives.
The Center for a Healthy Maryland is housed at the MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society’s Baltimore Office.About Us
The Center’s programs include supporting the study of medicine and the diffusion of medical knowledge through the continuing medical education of physicians; providing programs to maintain the wellness of practicing physicians serving the public; preserving and learning from the past history of medical care in Maryland; educating the public about medical issues, and promoting public health programs.
Public HealthThe Center for a Healthy Maryland’s public health programs are dedicated to improving the health status of the citizens of Maryland through education, advocacy and linkage to resources. Learn about some of our partnerships, programs, and resources for providers.
Physician HealthThe Maryland Physician Health Program, established in 1978 and is administered by the Center for a Healthy Maryland, The Maryland State Medical Society Foundation. The Maryland State Medical Society established a committee of physicians who volunteered their time and services to assist colleagues in need.
History of Maryland Medicine
The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic and Lessons Learned
Philip Mackowiak, MD will present a lecture on the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic and the lessons learned from it. He will discuss the origin of the pandemic, its peculiar…
Celebrate National Doctors Day 2023
For Doctors Day, the Center for a Healthy Maryland invites you to make a contribution in honor or memory of a special person or mentor who made an impact…
Highlights in the History of Black Physicians in Maryland
Coming in a little late for Black History Month with this article, but I just found it in the Archives, and thought I’d share it. Unfortunately, the document was…
Maryland Physician Health Program Celebrates 45 Years
A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHYSICIAN HEALTH IN MARYLAND Chapter 1: In the Beginning – 1978-1984 The Physician Rehabilitation Committee was formed in 1977 at the semi-annual meeting of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland (Med Chi). The committee first met on…
Evening Dispensary for Working Women and Girls
In 1891, graduates from the Women’s Medical College in Baltimore founded the Evening Dispensary for Working Women and Girls to provide out-patient medical care and advice to women. Establishing an evening…
International Women’s Day 2023
To celebrate International Women’s Day today, I thought I would share a few vignettes about women and MedChi.
2023 MedChi Presidential Gala and Silent Auction
We are very excited for the inaguration of the incoming MedChi President, Dr. James York which will take place on Saturday, April 22 at the Hilton BWI Airport Hotel.
As we have been going through the 55 boxes of books and ephemera that we received a few weeks ago, we are discovering all sorts of goodies! Among those goodies are…
Ocean City, 1908 We have not sorted through even a dozen of boxes from the Maryland Center for History & Culture, and have found treasures galore. About half of…
An Upcoming Acquisition
I thought you might like to know of some exciting news! We are about to take possession of book collections from three of our most notable members. Several decades…