Academic Physicians

Academic Physicians Section (APS) leadership opportunities


The Academic Physicians Section (APS) offers its members various opportunities to be involved and advocate for patients and the profession.

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The AMA helps physicians build a better future for medicine, advocating in the courts and on the Hill to remove obstacles to patient care and confront today’s greatest health crises.

The strategy and activities of the APS are directed by a nine-member governing council elected by section membership.

The next regularly scheduled APS Governing Council elections will be held at the 2024 APS Annual Meeting. Various positions are open including:

  • Chair-elect
  • Delegate
  • Alternate delegate
  • Member at-large (three positions available)
  • APS liaison to the Council on Medical Education

Applications were due March 9. Contact Keith Voogd at [email protected] for additional information.

The APS nominations committee will meet in March/April to review the candidates for the open positions and develop a proposed slate of candidates. The governing council will then review and approve the slate. The slate of nominees is then voted upon at the APS Annual Meeting in June.

The AMA appoints or nominates physicians to a variety of positions in medical education, such as Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Review Committees and specialty boards. Learn more on the medical education leadership opportunities page.