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FSMB Foundation


As the philanthropic voice of the Federation of State Medical Boards, the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Research and Education Foundation (FSMB Foundation) undertakes educational and scientific research projects designed to expand public and medical professional knowledge and awareness of challenges impacting health care and health care regulation.


The FSMB Foundation makes the results of its research available to the public and provides educational forums for further dialogue leading to the promotion of high standards for the safety and welfare of the public. The mission of the FSMB Foundation is to promote research and education to improve the quality of health care through effective physician licensure and regulation.


The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has long been committed to supporting the work of its member state boards and other partners in their efforts to ensure that only qualified and capable physicians practice medicine; and that the environment in which they practice fosters the highest level of care for patients. To continue this tradition of leadership, FSMB recognized that the FSMB Foundation was uniquely positioned to enhance and support the goals of the FSMB and its constituents.