OUR MISSION

To enhance the quality of health care by certifying internists and subspecialists who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for excellent patient care.

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Affiliated Organizations & Links

List of website links for affiliated organizations

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ABIM Foundation

  • ABIM Foundation
    Established in 1999 by ABIM as a non-profit operating foundation, the ABIM Foundation complements ABIM’s board Certification program. The ABIM Foundation permits exploration of the broader set of issues that are central to the common mission of ABIM and the ABIM Foundation: to enhance quality of care.

    The ABIM Foundation focuses on four primary activities:

    • Exploring what it means for physicians to be professionals in the 21st century;
    • Stimulating physicians to become involved in quality assessment and improvement;
    • Bringing diverse groups of leaders together to enable dialogue and consensus; and
    • Promoting research of quality evaluation and improvement.

    The ABIM Foundation’s work is led by a Board of 12 Trustees that includes national leaders in quality assessment and improvement and medical education, consumer advocates, policymakers, purchasers and representatives of the ABIM Board of Directors.

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The Internal Medicine Community

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American Board of Medical Specialties

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) encompasses 24 medical specialty boards in the United States:

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Medical Societies and Organizations

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Quality Improvement

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Residency Training

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Journals

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