What We Do

Our mission is to advance medical professionalism to improve health care.

our initiatives include programs that:



Advance the professional values and behaviors articulated in the Physician Charter



Engage health care leaders in an ongoing conversation exploring ways to improve care



Convene individuals and organizations to stimulate change and innovation

Medical Professionalism

& The Physician Charter

In 2002, the ABIM Foundation along with the ACP Foundation and the European Federation of Internal Medicine, drafted Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter. This document articulates the professional principles and commitments modern-day physicians aspire to and serves as the cornerstone of our work.

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Choosing Wisely®

Launched in 2012, Choosing Wisely aims to advance a national dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. The campaign centers around conversations between clinicians and patients informed by evidence-based recommendations of “Things Providers and Patients Should Question.”

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Trust in Health Care

Our goal is to examine issues of trust in health care and how trust contributes to effective health care outcomes.

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Our program of work encompasses several initiatives focused on advancing the principles and commitments outlined in the Physician Charter.

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