The purpose of the William E. Matory, Sr., M.D, Continuing Medical Education program of the National Medical Association is to contribute toward the professional development of practicing physicians, academicians, researchers, basic scientists, residents, fellows, students and other health professionals in primary, secondary and tertiary health care. Reports of topics and systems designed to correct health care disparities are emphasized. Throughout its history, the National Medical Association has focused, primarily on the improvement of healthcare for African Americans and other underserved populations.  However, its principles, goals, initiatives and philosophy encompass all sectors of the population and contribute to optimal healthcare for all.

The National Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The NMA promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent. We carry out this mission by serving as the collective voice of physicians of African descent and a leading force for parity in medicine, elimination of health disparities and promotion of optimal health.