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Getting Paid

Recruiting incentives: section rewards programs

Sections earn commissions based on a tiered plan tied to individual recruiting efforts. The more membership dues received above your section’s previous year’s total, the more commission dollars your section receives. Or, if you attain or maintain a 70 percent or greater share of first-year medical students, the section automatically is awarded the highest payout tier (30 percent).

How to use commissions

It is our hope that your section will use these funds to continue to grow AMA membership on your campus through creative recruiting programs, section development, travel to AMA meetings, community service and other professional events. We urge you to use these funds prior to June 2014. Contact staff if you are unsure how to use these funds.

The 2013 commission structure

Commission Tier

Requirements

Payout of dues collected, %

1

> 70% 1st year class share*

30%

1a

> 50% growth above last year

30%

2

21-50% growth above last year

20%

3

1-20% growth**

10%

4

<1% growth over last year

5%


*2nd-4th year students not included in calculation
**Newly established sections without growth from the previous year will paid at the commussion tier 3, or 10%

Fall campaign: All applications and dues received by Nov. 8, 2013, will be applied toward this first round of recruitment. The fall payout is determined by the percent of first-year class size recruited or percentage change from the current year’s total fall membership dues to last year’s total fall and spring membership dues. Commission checks will be processed and mailed by the end of December.

Spring campaign:All applications and dues received by March 28, 2014, will be applied toward the second round of recruitment. The spring payout is determined by the percent of first-year class size recruited or percentage change from last year’s total fall and spring membership dues to this year’s fall and spring membership dues, minus the amount previously received in the first-round check. Commission checks will be processed and mailed in May.

Example:

The following scenario is an example of how the fall commissions were calculated for a section:

 

Fall

Total

Members recruited

150

158

Total dues revenue

$10,200

$10,744

Class size

225

225

% of class size recruited
in 2012

66.7%

70%

Prior year total dues

$8,500

$8,500

2012 Membership dues growth
over prior year

20%

26%

Commission tier

3

1

Commission payout

10%

30%

Commissions paid

$1,020.00

$3,223.20*

*Spring commission is Total commission - Fall commission = $2,203.20