Minority Affairs Section Governing Council Election
2013 Governing Council Nominations
The AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) would like to solicit qualified candidates for the following 2013 positions on the AMA-MAS Governing Council:
- National Medical Association - Incumbent eligible for reappointment
Three Elected Positions:
- AMA Medical Student Section - Application due to AMA-MSS by Jan. 31
- Two At-Large Representatives - Incumbents eligible for re-election.
Appointed positions will be administered by the organizations listed above in early 2013, contact the specific organization above for more information and application instructions. Eligible candidates for the AMA-MAS Governing Council position must submit a AMA-MAS Nominations Application, Bio Sketch form and any organizational letters of endorsement to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Feb. 26. All terms will begin at the conclusion of the AMA Annual Meeting (June 15). Qualified candidates may occupy their position on the AMA-MAS Governing Council for two consecutive terms. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call Abu Muhammad at (312) 464-4335
This spring, positions becoming available are slotted positions which are appointed by each respective group listed below. Interested candidates should forward application materials to the individual organization for consideration. Those organizations will then select its representative and forward the name and accompanying materials to the AMA.
Criteria for serving and responsibilities
- Must be a current member of the AMA and the AMA-MAS.
- Must have interest in helping the AMA to achieve the AMA-MAS goals and objectives, and demonstrate experience in related activities.
- Must attend the AMA-MAS Governing Council meetings (3) which serve as the platform for setting AMA-MAS direction and activities. These meetings are held each year at the (1) June AMA Annual Meeting (Chicago), (2) November AMA Interim Meeting (various locations) and (3) Minority Scholars Selection Committee meeting (virtual meeting) in May. Attendance is also required on occasional conference calls. (Note: Governing Council members are reimbursed by the AMA for all travel expenses related to attending these meetings.)
- Must be able to carry out responsibilities as agreed to by the Council, including, but not limited to, presenting periodic reports on AMA-MAS activities to/from their sponsoring organizations, if applicable, and participating in AMA-MAS projects such as the Doctors Back to School program and other activities.
About the AMA-MAS Governing Council
The AMA-MAS Governing Council represents a diversity of physicians and organizations committed to addressing the concerns of physicians and patients from underrepresented minority groups.
In total, there are nine members of the Council: two at-large elected members; one elected delegate to the AMA House of Delegates; and six members who are appointed to represent, respectively, the Association of American Indian Physicians, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association, and the Medical Student, Resident and Fellow, and Young Physician sections.
AMA-MAS goals and objectives
- Increase the number of underrepresented minority medical students and physicians.
- Provide AMA forum for networking and grassroots advocacy on minority issues.
- Eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities and improve the status of minority health in the US.
- Promote workforce diversity and cultural competence in the profession.
- Expand the number and influence of minority physicians in the AMA.
- Encourage cooperation and collaboration with minority physician medical associations and other relevant organizations.
- Provide advice/counsel on minority issues to the AMA Board of Trustees and Councils.