The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was formed in 1991 to fill a void that has existed in sports medicine from its earliest beginnings. The Founders, most recognized and expert sports medicine specialists, realized that while there were several physician organizations which supported sports medicine, there was not a forum specific for primary care non-surgical sports medicine physicians.

AMSSM provides a forum to foster professional relationships among sports medicine physicians to advance the discipline of sports medicine through education, research, advocacy and excellence in patient care.

AMSSM is committed to the following values:

AMSSM will be a worldwide leader in sports medicine.


  • Education - Serve as the premier educational resource for sports medicine physicians
  • Research - Advance sports medicine research and scholarship through funding support, collaboration and partnerships
  • Advocacy - Uphold and promote priority issues in sports medicine affecting members, patients, and their communities
  • Patient Care - Foster excellence in the care and safety of sports medicine patients
  • Communications - Exchange information with members and the public effectively
  • Infrastructure - Optimize resources to support the AMSSM mission, goals and objectives
  • Collaboration - Develop and utilize mutual relationships to enhance the AMSSM mission, goals and objectives

AMSSM HISTORY...(more ▾)

Annual Report 2023-2024

AMSSM Vision 2030 Strategic Plan
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