AMA Wire

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

For Minority Physicians

AMA-MAS Governing Council election begins soon

AMA-MAS Governing Council election begins soon

The AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) Governing Council urges all of its members to vote in its upcoming election. An encrypted ballot will be emailed April 9 to AMA-MAS members with viable emails. If the AMA-MAS office does not have your current email address, please send an email with your full name by April 2.

If you are not an AMA-MAS member, call (800) 262-3211 to join or renew your AMA membership. Then sign up for a complimentary AMA-MAS membership. Only AMA-MAS members will receive the encrypted ballot and a reminder email during the election period, which concludes at midnight Central time April 23.

If you have questions about the election, contact Cynthia Norwood of the AMA via email or at (312) 464-4743.

New education program webcasts offer CME credit

Learn about physician leadership, engaging members of the medical staff to improve quality and the future of the medical staff organization by viewing new webcasts from the AMA Organized Medical Staff Section. Physicians can claim continuing medical education (CME) credit for watching the webcasts. Titles include:

  • "Doing the right thing for our patients: leading as a professional" (1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™)
  • "Engaging members of the medical staff to measure and improve quality" (1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)
  • "Future of the medical staff: strategies for re-engineering governance and operations to advance clinical and strategic imperatives" (1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)

AMA members can view these webcasts for free; nonmembers can watch them for $75 each. If you're not an AMA member, join today.

The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.