The Young Physician Section (YPS) has a Governing Council that is responsible for directing the programs and activities of the YPS. As a governing council member, your involvement includes attending the AMA Annual and Interim meetings and one GC meeting, various conference calls and regular email communication. There is also a young physician position on the AMA Board of Trustees, Minority Affairs Section, Women Physicians Section, and LGBT Advisory Committee. Detailed information about these positions and how to apply is included below.
The AMA-YPS is currently accepting nominations for the following leadership positions on the AMA-YPS Governing Council:
- Chair-elect, who will serve a three-year term: one year as Chair-elect, one year as Chair, and one year as Immediate Past Chair; and
- Alternate Delegate, who will serve a two-year term
- Speaker, who will serve a two-year term
Nomination forms are due May 22, 2015. After this date, nominations will be accepted only on June 5 during the AMA-YPS Annual Assembly Meeting. Terms of office will begin at the close of the Annual Meeting.
Candidate profiles will be posted to the website as nominations are received by the AMA-YPS. A full set of candidate materials will be available to the delegates to the AMA-YPS prior to the Annual Meeting.
Young physicians with an interest in women's health and professional issues for women physicians can apply to be the Young Physicians Section (YPS) Representative on the Women Physicians Section (WPS) Governing Council. One of the goals of the AMA-WPS is to increase the number of women physicians in leadership roles and strengthen the voice of women in organized medicine. The YPS Representative is one of eight positions on the AMA-WPS Governing Council, and serves a two-year term with a two-term maximum. Applications for this position will be accepted beginning in January 2016.
Young physicians interested in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health can apply for the Young Physicians Section (YPS) position on the LGBT Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee meets twice per year, in conjunction with AMA House of Delegates meetings. The committee advises the AMA Board of Trustees on issues affecting LGBT physicians, students, and patients, and helps develop strategies, programs and policies to better serve this important segment. The LGBT Advisory Committee consists of seven members appointed by the AMA Board of Trustees who serve two-year terms with a two-term maximum. Applications for the YPS position on the LGBT Advisory Committee will be accepted beginning in January 2015.
Young physicians committed to addressing the concerns of physicians and patients from underrepresented minority groups can apply to be the Young Physicians Section (YPS) Representative to the AMA Minority Affairs Section Governing Council. The Minority Affairs Section Governing Council meets three times per year, and the YPS Representative is one of nine members of the Council. The Minority Affairs Section's goals and objectives include increasing the number of underrepresented minority medical students and physicians, providing a forum for networking and advocacy on minority issues, and eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. Applications for this position will be accepted beginning in January 2016.