American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIM Foundation)

The ABIM Foundation was created by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in 1989. Through an extensive strategic planning process, the ABIM Board of Directors established a separate Board of Trustees in 1999 to govern the Foundation.

As an operating charity, we develop and implement projects in support of our mission to advance the core values of medical professionalism as a force to improve the quality of health care. One of our most significant contributions has been the publication of Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter in 2002. Our past and present initiatives focus on promoting the principles and commitments outlined in this seminal document.

Since 2010, our work has focused primarily on advancing medical professionalism in the area of stewardship of health care resources. Programs supporting this work include the Choosing Wisely® campaign, the Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely® Challenge, and the Putting Stewardship into Medical Education and Training grant program.


Executive Member Since: 
January 2016
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