Choosing Wisely®

An Initiative of the ABIM Foundation

A campaign to encourage physician and patient conversations about overuse and misuse of tests and procedures to help make smart care choices.

Choosing Wisely®

Teaching Professionalism

New resource for students and clinicians

A new book supports medical professionals working to advance the principles and commitments of Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter.

Teaching Professionalism

The Physician Charter

Medical Professionalism in the New Millenium

The Physician Charter identifies three fundamental principles that underlie professionalism in the 21st century: the primacy of patient welfare, patient autonomy and social justice.

The Physician Charter

Putting Quality Into Practice

Physicians in their own voices

A video compilation of real-world success stories in which physicians describe activities that have reinvigorated their love of medicine while improving patient care.

Putting Quality Into Practice
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The Choosing Wisely website is now mobile-friendly and includes an improved search functionality that enables clinicians to access all of the recommendations by topic area, setting, age and service.


A new report, "Advancing the Choosing Wisely Campaign in Clinical Practices and Communities," details the work of the first round of Choosing Wisely grantees and the results of their projects.


A joint project of Costs of Care and the ABIM Foundation, the Teaching Value in Health Care Learning Network is a dynamic community of medical residents, students, faculty and others who are committed to learning and teaching the principles of stewardship and high-value care. Join our community