AMA Wire

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

For Minority Physicians

Cast your vote in the AMA-MAS Governing Council election

Cast your vote in the AMA-MAS Governing Council election

The AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) urges all of its members to vote in its ongoing governing council election, which runs through April 15.

Two at-large members will be elected from nominations submitted to the AMA-MAS. Elected members each will serve a three-year term. In addition, one AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) representative will serve a one-year term, nominated by the AMA-MSS and elected by the AMA-MAS membership.

The National Medical Association (NMA) already has appointed Leonard Weather, Jr., MD, to serve as the NMA representative on the governing council.

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 15.

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

Register to attend this year's AMA-MAS meeting

Members of the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) are invited to attend this year's AMA-MAS business meeting and reception June 14 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago prior to the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

Log in and register today (AMA login required). Be sure to click on the "AMA-MAS Business Meeting" and "Medical School Mock Interview Program" listed at the top of the page. Another session, the AMA Doctors Back to School Health and Wellness Program, also will take place June 14 and is the second item listed under "Educational Sessions and Events Open to All."

Be sure to click "register" once you have chosen all of the sessions you will attend. The AMA-MAS strongly encourages you to participate in all of its programs during this year's Annual Meeting. Register online before June 3; registration after that date can only be completed on-site.

If you have questions about the meeting or registering, contact Abu Muhammad of the AMA via email or at (312) 464-4335.