Joint Statement on Improving Health through DEI

March 26, 2024 –

Leading health care and medical associations from across the country today made a statement in support of DEI policies in health care, as a means to help improve the health of our nation. These organizations include the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

“We represent organizations and health care professionals in the United States, including physicians of varied specialties and backgrounds who have dedicated their entire careers to improving patient outcomes. For decades, we have strived to equip physicians with the best tools and evidence, so our patients receive the highest quality care possible.

“Our efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) seek to address the long-standing and well-documented inequities in our healthcare system and its impact on the health of our patients and communities. Excellence in patient care cannot exist until we have a physician workforce capable of caring for our patients and their needs holistically, and until the profession of medicine is accessible to all qualified individuals.

“We stand together in our support of enhancing inclusive excellence and yielding the best outcomes for all our members and the patients they serve.”


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About CMSS: 

The Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) is a coalition of more than 50 specialty societies representing more than 800,000 physicians across the house of medicine. CMSS advances the expertise and collective voice of specialty societies and the patients they serve to drive meaningful change in the future of healthcare.