The Philippine Medical Society of Northeast Florida,Inc., was established in 1978 to extend the tradition of improving the quality of health care. Adhering to the hippocratic oath that has made physicians one of the most respected professions in the world, the PMS utilizes the talents of its members and officers to develop clinical activities and to share its knowledge in developing programs in medical education. Throughout the years, the PMS has been a leader in defining universal standards of medical excellence. Its contributions include establishing new models for patient care educating professionals. The PMS of Jacksonville works in tandem with other community organizations and several government and non-government organizations in the U.S. and the Philippines to fulfill its mission. While the PMS began as a non-profit organization that has evolved into a tax exempt 501(c) (3) organization, its prime objective has always been to help the needy both here and abroad, and to ardently search for supporters and benefactors for this cause.