The organizations participating in the Coalition for Physician Accountability each has a responsibility to address the opportunities and challenges contributing to the systems used to oversee the education, training and practice of physicians. While each of the organizations individually makes a unique and important contribution to the system of self-regulation, strengthening the public trust requires increasing levels of cross-organizational communication and cooperation, consistent with law. This is the rationale for creating the Coalition.
Members are national in scope and have direct responsibility for assessment, accreditations, licensure, and certification of physicians along the continuum of premedical and medical education, residency and fellowship training, and medical practice.
Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education
ACCME’s mission is to assure and advance quality learning for healthcare professionals that drives improvements in patient care.
Accreditation Council for
Graduate Medical Education
The mission of the ACGME is to improve health care and population health by assessing and enhancing the quality of resident and fellow physicians’ education through advancements in accreditation and education.
American Associations of Colleges of
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine leads and advocates for the osteopathic medical education community to improve the health of the public.
American Board of
The mission of ABMS is to serve the public and the medical profession by improving the quality of health care through setting professional standards for lifelong certification in partnership with Member Boards.
American Medical Association
The AMA promotes the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
Advances the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine.
Association of American
The AAMC serves and leads the academic medicine community to improve the health of all.
Educational Commission for
Foreign Medical Graduates
Promotes quality health care for the public by certifying international medical graduates for entry into US graduate medical education and participating in the evaluation and certification of other physicians and health care professionals.
Federation of State
A national voice for state medical boards, supporting them through education, assessment, data, research and advocacy while providing services and initiatives that promote patient safety, quality health care and regulatory best practices.
Liaison Committee on
Provides assurance that programs of the MD degree meet appropriate national standards for educational quality and graduates of such programs have an educational experience sufficient to prepare them for the next stage of their training.
The mission of the NBME is to protect the health of the public through state of the art assessment of health professionals.
Liaison members are national in scope and support the missions of member organizations in the accreditation, assessment, certification, and licensure of physicians along the continuum of medical education and practice.
Council of Medical Specialty Societies
Leading organization that convenes medical specialty societies around significant healthcare issues with the goal of producing and disseminating widely embraced principles, messages and projects that will improve the health of the public.
Continuously improves health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.