To enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine through public policy advocacy. Furthermore, to work toward a health care delivery system that delivers care to the public in an efficient, compassionate, and equitable fashion.
I. To create and advocate for responsible positions on individual health and on public policy relating to health for the benefit of the public, our patients, the medical profession, and our members;
II. To provide internists with the resources and skills to serve as advocates for their patients through participation in the political process;
III. To improve the social, political and economic environment in which our members practice;
IV. To serve the professional needs of the membership, support healthy lives for physicians, and advance internal medicine as a career;
V. To unify the many voices of internal medicine and its subspecialties on public policy issues for the benefit of our members, our patients and the internal medicine profession as a whole.
Amended: April 9, 2013