Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting and strengthening physicians' ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment.

Society Councils

The Society’s Strategic Councils draft, research and review resolutions that become Society policy, inform Society staff on direction in the State Capitol and advocate for physicians in government, hospitals, clinics and communities. Society members also may participate in council discussions on a topic-by-topic basis.

All Council meeting notices are published in Medigram.

Council on Legislation: This council plans, organizes and implements programs to protect and preserve the legislative, socioeconomic and political interests of Society members. It analyzes state and federal legislation and administrative rules and policies; informs Society members regarding proposed legislation and other public policy initiatives; and promotes and encourages Society members to be politically active individually and collectively.

  • Current topics include medical liability climate reform, state budget

Strategic Policy Panel: This group serves as the institutional memory of the council process, providing continuity, cooperation and history to Strategic Councils and the Board of Directors. The policy panel reviews resolutions based on referrals from the Board of Directors, House of Delegates and Strategic Councils. It also reviews existing five-year policies for germaneness and continuing alignment with the Society’s Strategic Plan. Policy panel members generally are past and current Society leaders.
Council on Medical Education and Professional Development: This council is responsible for matters relating to the whole continuum of medical education as well as the accreditation of programs of continuing medical education in hospitals and other organizations in Wisconsin.