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 forty-one societies with an aggregate membership of 750,000 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. 

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How Specialty Societies And Patient Advocacy Groups Can Advance Comparative Effectiveness Research

CMSS Announces Position Recommending Increased Financial Support for GME Funding

CMSS announces its position recommending increased financial support for Graduate Medical Education (GME) and expansion of the number of GME trainee positions be based on the needs of the U.S. population for its physician workforce.

CMSS Continues Process for Standardization of Clinical Practice Guidelines Highlighted in the Recent IOM Report

CMSS established a CPG Developers Group to begin the process of standardization of clinical practice guidelines leading to harmonization of guidelines available to physicians, other clinicians and the public.