Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates on June 13, 2023.
Officers and seven councils are elected by the American Medical Association House of Delegates (HOD) at the Annual Meeting. The elections are conducted during a special election session under the supervision of the Committee on Rules and Credentials and the chief teller, who are appointed by the speakers. The speaker and vice speaker are responsible for overall administration of the elections. Voting is conducted by secret ballot.
David A. Rosman, MD
Candidate for Vice Speaker
An experienced leader—a call to serve
Starting a residency in Rwanda, being a doctor, a dad, a foster parent, an advocate, a parliamentarian—all revolve around one straightforward question: How can I help?
I am lucky—born with so many advantages—I often ask myself: how can I give back?
My journey to this moment started in the Medical Student Section assembly. I witnessed a speaker rule with an iron fist and repeatedly declaring, “You are out of order.” Those five words dashed the dreams of fellow students who had come to passionately argue for an issue that drove them to advocacy.
It broke my heart and inspired me to be better.
I became the speaker who asks, “How can I help you get where you want to go?”
Parliamentary procedure can be opaque or worse—intimidating—and stop people from accomplishing their goals. It isn’t meant to be. It is meant to help, to assist the house, to enable a delegate—ANY delegate (seasoned or rookie)—to accomplish their goals. This House is incredible. You come up with important ideas that change medicine. These ideas deserve to be heard, debated, improved and imparted with the collective wisdom of the House. Parliamentary procedure isn’t the barrier, it is the launching pad.
As vice speaker, my opinion isn’t important—it is yours that matters. Whether it is as chair of my Radiology group, speaker of the House, starting a residency in Rwanda or simply as a dad—helping others flourish is what drives me.
It is with great humility that I ask for your vote for vice speaker to serve this House—to help—in this new capacity.
David can be reached at [email protected]
An experienced parliamentarian
Advocacy, service and family
When Samantha and the kids and I moved to Rwanda, there were six radiologists in the country. When the residents in the picture attached graduated, they doubled that number. Two more classes are being trained now. Helping to start that residency and train these incredible doctors is likely the most impactful thing I have done professionally.
Serving as president of the Massachusetts Medical Society during the pandemic, fighting for equity, fighting for doctors’ ability to care for their patients, to be protected and safe was one of the greatest honors of my life.
I met Samantha here in our AMA House (well, in a cab in I-00 in Orlando). We have raised our family here with our AMA family. We fought for camp AMA. Our kids were the first in it—alone that first day. Now it spans multiple rooms and age groups. Helping encourage the AMA to support families’ ability to participate not only has allowed Sam and I to continue to serve but has opened the door to so many other members of our house to make our house more diverse—stronger.
First two classes of Rwandan radiology residents
Advocating as president of the Massachusetts Medical Society
What matters most
- Visit the AMA elections page for information on other candidates running for office.
- Find up to date information for the June Annual Meeting of the HOD.