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AMA-YPS Governing Council Endorsement / Nomination Criteria

Governing Council Rules for endorsing AMA Board of Trustees and elected Councils candidates

The governing council will consider only endorsements of candidates for AMA Board of Trustees and elected councils that have been nominated by another organization (i.e., state or specialty society). Preference will be given to current young physicians; however, all AMA members who have demonstrated a clear history of service to the YPS may be considered at the governing council's discretion.

Only those candidates formally asking for an endorsement will be considered. Candidates must submit a formal letter requesting endorsement along with a photo, a copy of their CV, a completed questionnaire, and a letter of nomination from their sponsoring organization to the governing council by January 31 one year prior to the election. However, the governing council will consider requests for endorsement as they are submitted, and will provide endorsements in a timely manner.

The governing council will consider all qualified candidates formally requesting an endorsement from the YPS, but may opt to endorse some or all candidates as circumstances allow. The governing council will endorse no more than the available number of positions on the Council or Board. The YPS governing Council shall submit an informational report to the Assembly at the YPS meeting just prior to the House of Delegates elections. Current or past participation in the YPS Assembly or YPS governing council will not be required to receive a candidate endorsement. The governing council shall consider only candidates with the following qualifications:

  1. Must be an AMA member at the time the endorsement is requested;
  2. Should be active in organized medicine or involved in community or national medical entities;
  3. Should have experience related to office sought; and
  4. Should have knowledge of the AMA as an organization representing the medical profession, and an understanding of young physician issues within that organization.

Governing Council rules for endorsements of appointed AMA Councils/Committees/RRC/AMPAC Board

The Governing Council will consider endorsements of candidates that have been nominated by another organization (i.e., state or specialty society). Preference will be given to current young physicians, however alumni of the YPS Assembly who have demonstrated a clear history of service to the YPS may be considered at the governing council's discretion.

Only those candidates formally asking for an endorsement will be considered. Candidates must submit a formal letter requesting for endorsement along with a photo, a copy of their CV, a completed questionnaire, and a letter of nomination from their sponsoring organization to the governing council for decision.

The governing council will give its endorsement to all qualified candidates formally requesting an endorsement from the YPS. The governing council will consider candidates with the following experience:

  1. Must be an AMA member at the time the endorsement is requested;
  2. Should be active in organized medicine or involved in community or national medical entities;
  3. Should have experience related to position sought; and
  4. Should have knowledge of the AMA as an organization representing the medical profession, and an understanding of young physician issues within that organization.

Depending on the specific position and the number of vacancies, the governing council may consider requests for endorsement as requests are submitted, and will notify candidates of endorsement in a timely manner.

Governing Council rules for nominations for appointed AMA Councils/Committees/RRC/AMPAC Board

The Governing Council may consider nominating a YPS candidate for appointed AMA councils, committees, RRCs and the AMPAC Board. The YPS will consider only individuals who meet the AMA definition of young physician at the time position commences.

Only those candidates formally asking for the YPS nomination will be considered. Candidates must submit a formal letter requesting a nomination along with a photo a copy of their CV, a completed questionnaire, and provide a letter of support from a federation organization and any other required documents for the nomination committee to the governing council for decision.

The Governing Council will consider nominating candidates with the following experience:

  • Must be an AMA member and qualify for the YPS (under age 40 or any age if in the first eight years of practice following completion of a residency) at the time position commences;
  • Should be active in organized medicine or involved in community or national medical entities;
  • Should have experience related to position sought; and
  • Should demonstrate knowledge of young physician issues within that organization.

Depending on the specific position and the number of vacancies, the governing council may consider requests for endorsement as requests are submitted, and will notify candidates of endorsement in a timely manner.