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Government Agencies

  • Medical Board of California
    The State agency that licenses medical doctors, investigates complaints and disciplines those who violate the law. The board's primary mission is to protect the public through the regulation of physicians and other healthcare providers.

  • California Board of Podiatric Medicine
    The unit of the Medical Board of California that regulates doctors of podiatric medicine.

Associations and Affiliation Groups

  • National Board of Medical Examiners
    The NBME is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides high-quality examinations for the health professions. Protection of the health of the public through state of the art assessment of health professionals is the mission of the NBME, along with a major commitment to research and development in evaluation and measurement.

  • Coalition for Physician Enhancement(CPE)
    The Coalition for Physician Enhancement (CPE) is a consortium of professionals with expertise in quality assurance, medical education, and the assessment, licensing, and accreditation of referred physicians seeking higher levels of performance in patient care.

  • International Physician Assessment Coalition
    The International Physicians Assessment Coalition (IPAC) is a collaboration of people involved in the performance assessment of physicians and the remediation of doctors who are found to be performing poorly. This international forum offers the opportunity to inform, review, challenge and encourage development in this area.

  • Federation of State Medical Boards
    Composed of 69 member boards whose primary responsibilities and obligations are to protect the public through the regulation of physicians and other healthcare providers.

  • American Medical Association
    AMA's agenda includes standards, ethics, excellence in medical education and practice, and avocacy on behalf of the medical profession and the patients it serves.

  • California Medical Association
    California Medical Association represents more than 34,000 physicians and is dedicated to the health of all Californians, and to promoting and protecting the science and art of medicine.

Practice Improvement

  • AMA Consortium
    Process improvement performance measures on common clinical conditions.

Consulting

  • Delfini Group, LLC
    The mission of Delfini is to assist health care professionals and others by bringing science into medical practice in an easy-to-understand way. Delfini provides education and consultation in evidence-based medicine on a variety of topics including critical appraisal of the medical literature and clinical guidelines.

General Interest

  • CNN.com Health News
    Extensive and up-to-the minute health-related news, as well as articles focused on ethics and parenting; and links to sites including Mayo Clinic Health Oasis and WebMD.com.