Other Member Benefits
RIMS is a vehicle of support for local physicians, which we prove through our advocacy, professionalism, and drive for the advancement of health care. We are a
Society that is run by and for doctors, and at 204 years old we remain a ready vehicle for effective leadership in the practice of medicine.
We challenge you as a doctor, and therefore a community leader, to join us in our efforts to improve public health and the advancement of the profession of medicine.
RIMS supports physicians in their efforts to serve patients, succeed in their medical practices, realize their professional potential and achieve their personal goals. RIMS can provide answers, identify resources, facilitate contacts, or otherwise help individual physicians get prompt attention to a variety of problems.
RIMS works daily on behalf of all physicians to advocate for fair treatment and sound policies in all branches of state and federal government, with the insurance industry, the media, and the community at large. RIMS Advocacy
Through its own structures as well as through its appointive authority to numerous boards, commissions, advisory panels and other bodies, RIMS offers many opportunities to lead and to serve the profession and the community locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. RIMS Governance
RIMS maintains the largest and most comprehensive physician referral database in the state and responds to hundreds of inquiries from the public each year. Only RIMS members are included in our referral database.
Continuing Medical Education
RIMS is recognized by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education as the accrediting agency in Rhode Island for hospital CME programs. RIMS CME
A special fund within the RIMS Foundation is available for the assistance of members who find themselves in special need. RIMS Member-only Funds