The Planning Committee was comprised of representatives from the public, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Coalition for Physician Accountability, Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), and Council on Medical Education (CME) of the American Medical Association (AMA) as well as ABMS. The members were:
- Jo Buyske, MD, ABMS/American Board of Surgery
- Sandra Carson, MD, Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)/American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Joyce Dubow, Public Member
- Jack Evans, Public Member
- Larry Green, MD, ABMS/American Board of Family Medicine
- Thomas Hess, JD, ABMS Public Member
- Lynne Kirk, MD, American Medical Association, Continuing Medical Education
- Graham McMahon, MD, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
- Thomas Nasca, MD, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
- John Prescott, MD, Association of American Medical Colleges/Coalition for Physician Accountability
- Stephen Wasserman, MD, ABMS/American Board of Allergy and Immunology
- Steven Weinberger, MD, CMSS/American College of Physicians
- Norman B. Kahn, Jr., MD, CMSS, ex-officio, Co-Chair
- Lois Margaret Nora, MD, ABMS, ex-officio, Co-Chair
- Phase I – Building on previously obtained feedback, the Planning Committee identified the construct and membership of the Commission, and the Commission’s charge—the key questions for the Commission to consider.
- Phase II – The Commission will hold public hearings, provide updates regularly, and test and seek feedback on concepts and ideas from patients, the public, and the full range of constituents in the health care community.
- Phase III – The Commission will develop a set of recommendations regarding principles, frameworks and program models for a continuing board certification system that is meaningful and relevant to practice for physicians, and which helps to improve care for patients. The recommendations will be presented to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and its 24 Member Boards for their consideration and implementation.
- Consider principles, frameworks and program models for the continuing board certification system that are effective, relevant, meaningful, contemporary and of value to those who depend on the credential of Board Certification
- Build inclusive, candid and collaborative dialogue with all stakeholders across the community
- Preserve the responsibility and privilege of professional self-regulation for the medical profession
- Retain its commitment to serving the public through continuing certification