What We Do

Our past and present initiatives focus on promoting the principles and commitments outlined in the Physician Charter 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

Medical Professionalism is the daily expression of the desire to help people and society as a whole by providing quality health care to those in need.

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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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Building Trust

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

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Health Equity & Inclusion

Like many organizations across the United States, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and ABIM Foundation are at a turning point, where we move from being “passively non-racist” institutions to committing ourselves to be an “actively anti-racist” influence in health care.

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