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:

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.