Founded in 1965, CMSS was created to provide an independent forum for the discussion by medical specialists of issues of national interest and mutual concern.
Today, CMSS represents thirty-eight societies with an aggregate membership of 700,000 U.S. physicians. 

Its main purpose is to provide a forum for collaboration to influence policy, medical
education and accreditation from a broad, cross-specialty perspective. CMSS is the
unified voice for specialty societies established to improve the United States’ healthcare
system and health of the public. 




ABIM Awards Grants to a Diverse Group of Health care Organizations

The ABIM Foundation, in partnership with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, has awarded five grants to a diverse group of health care organizations for projects to advance professionalism among practicing physicians as part of its Putting the Charter into Practice initiative. 

American Society for Clinical Pathology becomes 50th Signer to CMSS Code

American Society for Clinical Pathology becomes 50th Signer to CMSS Code

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Boston University Launches Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE) of Pain

The FDA has mandated that manufacturers of extended release long acting (ER LA) opioid analgesics, as part of a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), make available comprehensive prescriber education in the safe use of these medications based on the