Wednesday, March 28, 2012
News for Young Physicians
Run for an open seat on the AMA-YPS Governing Council
If you'd like to get more involved in organized medicine, consider running for an open seat on the AMA Young Physicians Section (YPS) Governing Council. The section is accepting nominations for the following positions:
- 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
- Delegate, who will serve a two-year term
Terms will begin at the close of this year's Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, which will take place June 16–20. Nomination forms are due June 1. After this, nominations will be accepted only on June 15 during this year's AMA-YPS Annual Assembly Meeting.
Learn how to evaluate your options on ACOs
Thinking about joining an accountable care organization (ACO)? An AMA manual discusses considerations about governance and partnerships. "ACOs, CO-Ops and other options: A 'How to' Manual for Physicians Navigating a Post-Health Reform World" provides an overview of the benefits and challenges associated with establishing or participating in physician and other health care provider collaboratives, including ACOs and Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-Ops).