Get Involved

PhysicianSSVMS offers numerous opportunities for physicians to participate in organized medicine, as well as opportunities to give back to the community.

Volunteer to provide medical services to the underserved

Physician volunteers make a difference in the lives of individuals in our community. SSVMS, through our Community Service, Education and Research Fund (CSERF), recruits and places physician volunteers in local county and community clinics, as well as local schools. Learn More.

Support our Programs with a Donation

Your gift today helps our programs continue to deliver healthy results for thousands of people in our community with nowhere else to turn. Click here to make a donation to the Community Service, Education and Research Fund (CSERF).  CSERF is a 501c(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax deductible to the extent the tax law allows. Donate now.

Political Action – Shape the Issues

Critical issues affecting today's physicians are being decided in the legislative arena at a fast and furious pace. Health care reform, medical liability and insurance regulations are just a few of the vital issues being debated and voted on by decision-makers in Sacramento. The most effective way to ensure that elected officials promote legislative positions supported by the medical profession is to help elect candidates who share our perspective.  Whether you are interested in becoming a key legislative contact or would like to contribute to CALPAC, there are many opportunities for SSVMS members to get involved.  Learn more.

Contact Your Legislator

SSVMS members are encouraged to contact local, state and national elected representatives to express opinions about legislation impacting physicians and patients. For more information and to find your legislators, visit CMA’s Grassroots Action Center.

Write an Article for SSV Medicine

SSVMS member physicians are invited to contribute articles — and showcase your writing skills — to SSV Medicine, the medical society’s journal. Learn More.

Join a SSVMS or CMA Committee or Council

SSVMS depends on the expertise of its members to make smart policy choices. SSVMS has several committees that focus on a wide range of issues, from public and environmental health to emergency care services to peer review. Learn More.

Become an SSVMS Physician Leader by Being Elected to SSVMS’ Board of Directors

For more information, contact Aileen Wetzel, Executive Director at (916) 452-2671 or

Write a Resolution for the CMA House of Delegates

The CMA House of Delegates convenes annually to debate and act on resolutions and develop policy on issues impacting the practice of medicine, public health, and CMA governance issues. Click here for more information.