Welcome to CMAP
The Center on Medicine as a Profession (CMAP) aims to
set forth a vision for medical professionalism in the 21st century
and to promote that vision through research and policy initiatives.
The Center seeks to shape a world inside and outside of
medicine that is responsive to the ideals of professionalism.
CMAP conducts research on the past, present, and future
roles of professionalism in guiding individual behavior
and collective action so that professionalism will be relevant
to physicians, leaders of medical organizations, policy
analysts, public officials, and consumers.
CMAP was established in October 2003 at the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons through a joint agreement by
the Institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP) and Columbia
University. In February 2003, George Soros, Chairman of
the Open Society Institute, generously funded the establishment
of IMAP with a gift of $7.5 million. CMAP carries out IMAP's
programmatic agenda. David J. Rothman, Ph.D., serves as
CMAP Areas of Research: