Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)
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 41 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 U.S healthcare system and health of the public.
CMSS is to provide a respected and influential voice for medical specialty societies and their members by working with the societies and other medical organizations to formulate, articulate and promote adoption of policies that will improve the U.S. healthcare system and public health.
• Recognized and valued as a leading advocate for physician professionalism, including life-long learning.
• Convenes specialty societies (and related organizations) to identify critical issues, define common policies and positions, and influence decisions in the public interest.
• Promotes and enhances the ability of societies (and their members) to develop and distribute models for providing optimal care.
• Specialty societies (their leaders, staff and members) receive significant value from their participation.
As a result, CMSS has a stable membership, multiple revenue sources and the financial resources, staff and support required to advance its mission.