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Women Physicians Section Leadership Opportunities

Deadline: Nomination forms are due March 15, 2016.

Become involved with the WPS at the highest level. Apply for a position on the WPS Governing Council (GC)! The WPS GC is responsible for directing the programs and activities of the WPS. Involvement on the GC includes attending the AMA Annual and Interim meetings and one additional GC meeting as well as various conference calls and regular email communication.

Candidates should complete an AMA-WPS Governing Council Nomination Form. The nomination form and current curriculum vitae should be submitted to wps@ama-assn.org by March 15, 2016. Criteria for serving and responsibilities:

  • Must be a current member of the AMA-WPS
  • Demonstrate interest and/or experience in the AMA-WPS goals and objectives
  • Must attend the Governing Council meetings (3), which serve as the platform for setting AMA-WPS direction and activities, held in conjunction with the: (1) June AMA Annual Meeting (Chicago), (2) November AMA Interim Meeting (various locations) and (3) a winter/spring Governing Council meeting.  Attendance is also required on regular conference calls. Governing Council members are reimbursed by the AMA for all travel expenses related to attending in-person meetings.
  • Must be willing and able to carry out responsibilities as agreed to by the Council, including, but not limited to, presenting periodic reports on AMA-WPS activities to/from their sponsoring organizations if applicable, and participating in AMA-WPS projects and policy development/advocacy activities. 

The next AMA-WPS GC election will take place April 1-15, 2016 for the following positions:

AMA-WPS Delegate (1 position)

Responsibilities:

  • Attend all AMA-HOD meetings and related functions
  • Represent the interests of the WPS membership during AMA-HOD meetings
  • Be responsible for reviewing and approving all resolutions going forward from the WPS to the AMA-HOD
  • Summarize the actions of the HOD as they pertain to the WPS
  • Monitor and review all AMA-HOD reports and resolutions of interest to WPS

Term length: Two years (for a maximum of two terms) 

AMA-WPS Alternate Delegate (1 position)

Responsibilities:

  • Attend all AMA-HOD meetings and related functions
  • Represent the interests of the WPS membership during AMA-HOD meetings
  • Be responsible for reviewing and approving all resolutions going forward from the WPS to the AMA-HOD
  • Summarize the actions of the HOD as they pertain to the WPS
  • Monitor and review all AMA-HOD reports and resolutions of interest to WPS

Term length: Two years (for a maximum of two terms)

Member At-Large (1 position)

Responsibilities:

  • Represent the interests of the WPS
  • Execute assigned responsibilities as determined by the Chair of the GC

Term length: Two years (for a maximum of two terms)

Young Physicians Section Representative (1 position)

Responsibilities:

  • Convey the interests of the YPS to the WPS
  • Be an active liaison between the WPS and the YPS
  • Prepare a written report for each GC meeting and YPS meeting

Term length: Two years (for a maximum of two terms)

This position is nominated through the Young Physicians Section

Resident and Fellow Section Representative (1 position)

Responsibilities:

  • Convey the interests of the RFS to the WPS
  • Be an active liaison between the WPS and the RFS
  • Prepare a report for each GC meeting and RFS meeting

Term length: Two years (for a maximum of two terms)

This position is nominated through the Resident and Fellow Section

Medical Student Section Representative (1 position)

Responsibilities:

  • Convey the interests of the MSS to the WPS
  • Be an active liaison between the WPS and the MSS
  • Prepare a report for each GC meeting and MSS meeting

Term length: One year (for a maximum of two terms)

This position is nominated through the Medical Student Section