CMSS promotes, supports, augments, develops and encourages:
- Improved quality of medical care for all patients;
- Improved standards and systems of delivery of patient care;
- Effective programs for continuing and graduate medical education;
- Studied responses to medical and health policy issues;
- Communication among specialty organizations concerned with the principal disciplines of medicine; and
- Ethical practice and professionalism in medicine.
Areas of mutual commitment:
Education: Life-long Learning and Self-Assessment – monitoring and developing strategies for post-graduate education to improve patient outcomes.
Relationships – coordinating communication with related organizations, including ABMS (with particular focus on Maintenance of Certification), AAMC, AMA, FSMB, and the National Quality Forum.
Representation – assuring broad-based representation to major entities in medical education and evaluation ( e.g. ACGME, ACCME, NBME, NRMP).
Advocacy – coordinating advocacy of specialty medicine when an issue of major importance is identified and members want to advocate.
Information – coordinating information sharing among medical specialty societies and distributing information to the public when it is requested or of interest.
Inclusion – facilitating including member specialty society-designated sub-specialties in CMSS activities.