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For over 108 years, the Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC) has made  significant  contributions to the practice of medicine and public health,  and the business of healthcare. As a uniquely multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary organization,  IOMC provides an independent, neutral forum for the Chicago region’s health  leaders to convene, collaborate, and contribute to the health of the city and the State of Illinois.

On April 22, 1915, IOMC was established by three key physicians, Frank Billings,   MD, Ludvig Hektoen, MD and William Allen Pusey, MD, and 26 prominent   physicians. They created an independent organization that would engage   practitioners of the various medical specialties in developing medical and public  health activities in the city and establish standards of medical service. The Institute of Medicine of Chicago was born.

Check out our history of  accomplishments here.  

Interested in learning more about us?  View our strategic areas of focus here

IOMC holds numerous webinars and programs focused on critical issues to advance social change, improve the quality of health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Our programs are focused on achieving health equity by reducing healthcare disparities. See the upcoming program calendar here. 

For more information on becoming a Fellow of IOMC, visit this page. 


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