About The Old North State Medical Society

Established in 1887, The Old North State Medical Society is one of the oldest medical societies for African American Physicians in the United States.

The Old North State Medical Society (ONSMS) was formed in 1887 to further the interests of African American physicians and continues to support the interests of minority physicians. We focus on educating and advocating for the most vulnerable patients and people residing in communities that consistently produce poorer health outcomes and seek to protect the quality of patient care in all communities of North Carolina.

  • Support retention of a strong patient-physician relationship.

  • Promote quality, affordable patient-centered care.

  • Advocate for the most vulnerable patients.

  • Promote continuing education for physicians.

  • Provide opportunities for peer networking.

  • Mentor the next generation of minority physicians.

Message From Our Executive Director, Dr. Zenobia Edwards


Old North State
Medical Society

Needs You!

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting minorities disproportionately throughout this nation. There is strength in numbers and the Old North State Medical Society (ONSMS) needs YOUR support to increase our effectiveness within legislation and community affairs across the state to help reduce health disparities such as this.

Please help ONSMS continue to advocate for the most vulnerable communities throughout NC.

Join ONSMS today!

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