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 Congress, and GLBT Advisory Committee. Detailed information about these positions and how to apply is included below.
Deadline: Nomination forms due June 1, 2013
Nominations are currently being accepted for chair-elect, speaker, alternate delegate, and member at-large.
Young physicians and those new to practice who want to become more involved in organized medicine can apply for an open position on the AMA Young Physicians Section (YPS) Governing Council (GC). The YPS GC directs the programs and activities of the YPS. Responsibilities include attending AMA annual and interim meetings (at least four days each) and one GC meeting (two weekend days), various conference calls and regular email communication.
Not accepting nominations at this time.
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 Congress (WPC) Governing Council. One of the goals of the AMA-WPC 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 seven positions on the AMA-WPC Governing Council, and serves a two-year term with a two-term maximum. Applications for this position will be accepted beginning in January 2014.
Deadline: Nomination forms due March 1, 2013
The AMA-YPS is currently soliciting applications for the Young Physician slot on the AMA GLBT Advisory Committee Governing Council.
Young physicians interested in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) health can apply for the Young Physicians Section (YPS) position on the GLBT 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 GLBT physicians, students, and patients, and helps develop strategies, programs and policies to better serve this important segment. The GLBT 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 GLBT Advisory Committee will be accepted beginning in January 2013.
Deadline: Not accepting nominations at this time.
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 3 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 2014.