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.

Ricardo Correa




I am originally from Panama where I completed medical school, obtained a MS in education, and completed a fellowship in clinical epidemiology. My residency in internal medicine was done at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital program. It was followed by a fellowship in endocrinology at NIH. I am currently the program director for the endocrinology fellowship, director for diversity on GME, as well as the director of health equity fellowship at Creighton University School of Medicine.

Since my residency, I have served various medical organizations including the NBME, the ACGME Internal Medicine RRC, the ABIM, the ECFMG, and the ABMS. I am an item writer for Step 2 CK and LKA for the ABIM, and I am the chair-elect of the ABMS Stakeholder Council.

I have been a member of our AMA HOD since 2011. I have served as vice-speaker for the RFS. Currently, I am chair of the IMG section. In addition, I was part of the AMA Ambassador Program Steering Committee in 2019. I represented the YPS on the MOC/CME Committee for the Council on Medical Education. I am an ACP delegate, serve on the AMPAC Board, and chair the YPS Innovation Committee.

My work with these medical education organizations has taught me how to best evaluate medical education programs, how to develop academic projects, and how to balance the needs of educators with those of students, residents and fellows.

I am passionate about improving medical education, with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion as well as physician well-being. As an academic faculty member, I am very aware of the concerns of students and residents.

One of my proudest leadership achievements was the authorship of the Certification and Recertification Law in Panama. I have also been a collaborator in a standardization process of medical residencies creating a toolkit for a holistic review of applications which is now being considered for medical school applications in the U.S.

The council has been a strong voice weighing in on the critical issues which involve regulation and policy making in medical education. I would like to be a representative for the next generation of academic physician educators. I believe that international medical graduates, who represent 40% of the trainees in the U.S. and 25% of physicians in this country, need a voice on the council. I would like to be that voice.

I would like to bring my perspective and experience to the Council on Medical Education to complement the skill sets of the existing council members. I humbly ask for your vote.

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