The Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS) is a non-profit, charitable, educational, and scientific organization committed to education and community service. Established in 1963, it is the oldest and now one of the largest and most successful national Chinese American medical societies in North America with regional chapters in Boston and Albany and over 1,300 members. The officers and the trustees of the governing board are leading physicians in the New York metropolitan area who volunteer their services to CAMS.
It is the mission of CAMS to improve the health status of Chinese Americans and to promote excellence in health care for all through the mobilization of health care professionals.
The purposes & objectives of the Society are as follows:
1. To eliminate health disparities of Chinese Americans and other underserved populations.
2. To advance medical knowledge through education, scientific research, scholarship, and philanthropy with emphasis on aspects unique to Chinese Americans.
3. To promote the association of and to advocate for medical professionals of Chinese descent and others devoted to like purposes.