AMA Wire

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

For Minority Physicians

Deadlines approaching to apply for AMA-MAS Governing Council seats

Deadlines approaching to apply for AMA-MAS Governing Council seats

The AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) is soliciting qualified candidates for the following 2013 positions on the AMA-MAS Governing Council:

  • National Medical Association (NMA) appointee. Candidates should contact the NMA for more information and application instructions. Incumbent is eligible for re-appointment.
  • AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) representative. Candidates should contact the AMA-MSS for more information and application instructions. The application is due to the AMA-MSS by Jan. 31.
  • Two at-large representatives. Incumbents are eligible for re-election.

Eligible candidates for each of these AMA-MAS Governing Council positions also must submit an AMA-MAS Nominations Application, a Bio Sketch form and any organizational letters of endorsement to no later than Feb. 26.

All terms will begin June 15 at the conclusion of the AMA Annual Meeting. For more information, email the AMA-MAS or call Abu Muhammad of the AMA at (312) 464-4335.

AMA members: Fill key med ed volunteer positions

The AMA Council on Medical Education nominates representatives to key medical education organizations, Residency Review Committees of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and member Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Fill out an online form now for the following vacancies; applications must be received by Feb. 15.

  • Emergency medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Medical genetics
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Please email Evelyn Sherrill of the AMA with any questions.

The AMA also is soliciting nominations to fill vacancies on AMA councils for the 2013 year, including the Council on Medical Education. Learn more about the nominations process and how to apply.

The AMA is committed to promoting diversity in every facet of organized medicine and encourages recommendation of qualified women physicians, minority physicians and international medical graduates for AMA positions on councils.