Committees of the ABMS Board of Directors

The ABMS Board of Directors established committees to help it perform its responsibilities.

  • Executive Committee is a standing committee with corporate authority, responsible for acting with full authority on behalf of ABMS in the interim between meetings of the Board of Directors.
  • Accountability and Resolution Committee (ARC) oversees the application of due process and the accountability systems of, and organizational standards review process for, ABMS. ARC reports its recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  • Audit Committee recommends to the Board of Directors, on a periodic basis, the selection and retention of the independent certified public accountants to be engaged as ABMS’ independent auditors.
  • Awards Committee develops general policies regarding awards and honors administered by ABMS and submits such policies and specific recommendations for approval by the ABMS Board of Directors. In addition, the Committee selects, subject to the approval by the ABMS Board of Directors, the recipients of existing awards and honors.
  • Committee on Certification (COCERT) develops, proposes, revises, and enforces ABMS standards, policies, and programs of certification and subcertification by the Member Boards.
  • Committee on Continuing Certification (3C) develops, proposes, revises, and enforces the standards, policies, and programs for the maintenance of certification (continuing certification) programs of the Member Boards.
  • Database and Information Technology Advisory Committee (DITAC) provides oversight and guidance on policies and procedures related to the ABMS database and information technology.
  • Ethics and Professionalism Committee (EPCOM) provides guidance on policies and procedures related to the ethics and professionalism of physicians certified by the ABMS Member Boards.
  • Finance Committee monitors the financial integrity of ABMS, including the prudent investment and management of ABMS funds.
  • Governance Committee provides oversight of the governance functions, including nominations of the Board of Directors, all committees, and the boards of the controlled subsidiaries and controlled affiliates of ABMS. These functions include the development of policies, processes, and programs related to nominations, bylaws, and Board of Directors’ education and assessment.
  • Health Policy and Strategy Committee (HPSC) provides guidance on issues related to health and public policy as well as supporting the strategic advancement of ABMS board certification through research, analysis, and external engagement.
  • ABMS Stakeholder Council, at the request of the Board of Directors, the ABMS President and CEO, a committee, or upon its own motion, will review or propose strategic initiatives, policies, certification program reviews, and pilot program reports and provide written advice and recommendations to the ABMS Board of Directors regarding same.