SCMS President’s Message

Dear SCMS Member,

The SCMS Board of Directors would like to invite you to renew your membership in the Snohomish County Medical Society for 2024.  The Snohomish County Medical Society plays an essential role in the local community by providing a variety of programs and services.

Membership and dues for the Snohomish County Medical Society has been separated from the WSMA since 2015.
You are no longer required to be a member of both organizations as you were in the past. However, you can renew your dues for 2024 with your WSMA dues or pay your SCMS dues directly to us.

What SCMS Brings To You:

  • Peer Collegiality through educational, political and social gatherings. In the past few years we have taken members out on a whale watching trip, cruise around Lake Washington and to Tillicum Village. An annual membership event, a thank you for your membership.
  • e-Newsletter twice a year focusing on timely local, regional or national health issues affecting your practice
  • Patient & physician political advocacy through relationships with your state legislators and the WSMA with representation at the annual WSMA House of Delegates Meeting which sets WSMA policy. The SCMS also partners with surrounding counties on initiatives.
  • SCMS Resident Grants: up to $2,500.00
  • The Snohomish County Medical Society is a great resource for general information relating to medical practice
  • Rates to join: $150.00 for physicians, $75.00 for PAs and no fee for residents medical students and PA students.

Thank you for recognizing the importance of supporting your local medical community by paying your membership dues.

If you have any questions about your membership, please feel free to contact our association director, Linda Krause, at the SCMS office (206) 956-3624, or by email at:


Gerald N. Yorioka, MD


SCMS Resident Scholarship and Grant 2024

The Snohomish County Medical Society trustees have created a scholarship/grant for residents in Snohomish county. SCMS will award a scholarship recipient up to $2,500.00 to go towards a residents community project.

The guidelines for the scholarship and grant are that the resident be in good standing within their program and a SCMS resident member. The essay portion of the scholarship asks each resident “Why they chose to be a physician” and then explain their residency community project. The grant is for up to $2,500.00 and applications are accepted beginning January 1, 2024.

Past recipient – Dr. Kirstin Hansen of Sea Mar CHC for her Walk with a Doc Community Project.

Below are the grant guidelines for the community project each resident must discuss:

Residency Community Project Grant Guidelines for 2024:

1. Improve community Health Literacy and patient advocacy
2. Increase the use of telemedicine for community medical practices
3. Improve physician participation in the Accountable Communities of Health
4. Address community and health care priority for public health
5. Strengthen the doctor-patient relationship in health care delivery
6. Review the needs and opportunities for charitable care.
7. Define the health care needs of the non-citizen component of our population

Apply Today!  Resident Grant Application



Call for Candidates | Join the Snohomish County Medical Society in 2024

Join the Snohomish County Medical Society as a Trustee

The Snohomish County Medical Society (SCMS) Board of Trustees is the governing body for the SCMS. The Board supervises the Executive Director, elect’s officers, establishes a budget, sets strategic direction, approves new members, and assures that SCMS activities further the interests of the membership.

The Board may have up to twelve members elected by the SCMS membership. All SCMS members in good standing are eligible to stand for election to the Board. We encourage all members to join the Board. If you are interested in serving on the SCMS Board, please submit a bio-sketch to by December 30, 2024 for the 2025 fiscal year. If you have any questions, please contact us at:

The trustees meet four times a year. In 2024 we will try to meet twice, in-person (in Snohomish county) and we have 2 Zoom conference call meetings. ALL SCMS Members are welcome to attend any Trustee meeting. Please RSVP to: if you would like to attend in-person or call into our conference call.

The 2024 meeting dates are:
All meeting start times are 6:00 pm

February 20, 2024 (In-person)
May 21, 2024 (Virtual Meeting)
September 10, 2024 (In-person)
December 10, 2024 (Virtual Meeting)