The House of Delegates (HOD) includes well over 600 voting delegates (and a corresponding number of alternate delegates), all of whom are members of the AMA and who have been selected by the organization they represent, such as state or territorial medical associations, national medical specialty organizations, professional interest medical associations, the federal services and the AMA’s member sections. Some organizations are also allowed to officially observe the proceedings of the HOD, although they are not able to vote.
The election materials for the current year will be available on the HOD's meeting web page eight weeks prior to the meeting.
2023 delegate apportionment
Delegate apportionment for 2023 is based on year-end 2022 membership data, which in 2023 does not include "pending members." As allowed for in the Bylaws, a constituent society delegation can maintain the number of delegates from 2022 in 2023. With the assumption that all constituent delegations will do so, there was an increase in the size of the House of Delegates to 708 during 2023.
Apportionment figures are provided for:
- Constituent societies
- National medical specialty societies
- AMWA, AOA, NMA, federal services, AMA sections, and professional interest medical associations.
2023 House of Delegates apportionment (PDF)
Resources for delegates
- Delegate Roles and Responsibilities: Read more about the qualifications to be a delegate in the AMA HOD.
- House of Delegates Official Observers: Discover how to become an official observer at HOD meetings.
Delegate contact information
- Access the HOD Pictorial Directory to find delegate contact information
- Member Organizations of the AMA HOD: Learn who the member organizations are that send delegates to the HOD.
- Find information on the Specialty and Service Society Caucus, including the meeting agenda, guidelines for admission, governing council and what societies are included.