The beginning of the Oakland County Medical Society...
In 1819, the Michigan Territorial Legislative Council passed an act “to incorporate Medical Societies for the purpose of regulating the Practice of Physic and Surgery in the Territory of Michigan.” Under this act, the medical Society of the Territory of Michigan was organized in Detroit in August, 1819. The law provided that licensed physicians in any county, upon application to the Territorial Medical Society, were granted the right to form a county society, which, within the limits of the county, had the same rights as a parent society. On June 12, 1827, a group of physicians were granted permission to form the Washtenaw County Medical Society. And three years later, in June, 1831, physicians William Thompson, David L. Porter, Thaddeus Thompson and Ezra Parke were granted permission to organize a medical society in the county of Oakland, the second county society in the Territory.
OCMS Vision, Mission, Goals & More
Who We Are
The Oakland County Medical Society (OCMS) members include approximately 1,600 practicing and non-practicing physicians of all specialties throughout Oakland County. The Society works in tandem with the Michigan State Medical Society.
By improving health care delivery and consequent health, we improve the quality of life in Oakland County.
To grow Oakland County’s community of actively involved physicians served by an organization positively impacting their work environment to improve the practice of medicine.
To view the OCMS Constitution & Bylaws, click here.
OCMS is led by the Board of Directors, a knowledgeable team of primary and specialty care physicians who guide the Society.
About Our President - Paul Bozyk, MD
Doctor Bozyk is a pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist. He is the Vice Section Head for Pulmonary and Critical Care, and Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak. He is also a regional director for Oakland County on the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) Board of Directors and an AMA Delegate.
Doctor Bozyk graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and did his residency at WSU/Detroit Medical Center. He is a past chair of the MSMS Residents and Fellows Section and past chair of the Young Physicians Section. He is an associate professor at the Oakland University-William Beaumont School of Medicine.