Participate by nominating someone qualified to serve on an AMA council or committee.
Nomination Process Instructions
The AMA is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in every facet of organized medicine. The organization encourages members to consider nominating diverse candidates, such as historically underrepresented minorities, women, LGBT and international medical graduates for positions on AMA councils/committees.
- Sponsoring organizations should determine the candidate’s willingness to serve, if selected, prior to submitting nominations.
- Physician members of AMA councils/committees must be active members of the AMA at the time of election/appointment and throughout the duration of their term.
- Nominations for AMA councils/committees should be presented on the council/committee nomination form.
- All pertinent information must be provided within the space provided on the form. Please complete multiple forms for multiple nominations.
- The sponsor's statement should be at least 50 words and no more than 250.
- Please enclose executive curriculum vitae (no more than 3 pages) for the candidate, with the nomination form.
- Review carefully the AMA's Conflict of Interest Policy and Principles, which provide explanatory text and examples. If you are the one seeking an AMA leadership position (and are successful), you must complete and return the conflict of interest disclosure form.
- If seeking a leadership position in a separate organization, please also review their disclosure form and determine if you will be able to comply with that organization's conflict of interest policy.
While reviewing these documents, consider if there are pending or anticipated matters that may occur during your term of office which could adversely impact your license to practice medicine or ability to discharge fully the duties you are seeking—without embarrassment to yourself, the AMA or the other organization.
Specifically, please review with the AMA Office of General Counsel any situation in which:
- An adverse action has been taken against your medical license in any state
- An adverse action has been taken against you by a hospital or managed care company
- Any other event, including anything involving your family, that would be embarrassing to yourself or to the AMA if it were to be made public
The Office of General Counsel will conduct an enhanced due-diligence review for all announced candidates for election to Councils, that includes:
- An Internet search by name
- A check of the AMA Masterfile to confirm current unrestricted licensure in at least 1 state
- A check of the National Practitioner Data Bank to confirm the absence of any adverse reports written within the past 5 years
- A check of the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ website for any exclusions from federal health care programs
If you have questions about these documents (including how to complete the conflict of interest disclosure form), contact the AMA's General Counsel, Jon Ekdahl at [email protected] who is available to provide guidance and other information you may need.