The El Paso County Medical Society has a long history of supporting the Pikes Peak community. Our goal is to continue to be a catalyst for health system collaboration, volunteer engagement in support of community health and safety, and to support young medical students.
Our longest running and most successful program to date is the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC.) Originally founded in 2001 as DR HELP, we have since joined the national MRC. El Paso County boasted the largest MRC outside of Washington, DC. With over 200 volunteers, we are a fully integrated component of our community’s emergency response plans. MRC has deployed for many emergency scenarios including the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires with 144 of our volunteers giving over 2100 hours of volunteer medical service to evacuees. Response to COVID throughout the community was another MRC success. Efforts are coordinated with partners organizations throughout Colorado Springs including El Paso County Sheriff’s Dept., Colorado Springs Utilities and El Paso County Public Health. MRC’s amazing volunteers are professional and technically proficient with the ability and confidence to quickly support our community during disasters.Become a Volunteer
Collaborating with the Colorado University School of Medicine-Colorado Springs Branch to fund scholarships for third- and fourth-year medical students. Not only does our work train physicians who are likely to stay in our community, we are alleviating a major burden for our community’s future physicians.