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.