The Academic Physicians Section (APS) meets semiannually in June and November. Section members debate and reach consensus on reports and resolutions to be acted upon during the Annual and Interim Meetings of the AMA House of Delegates (HOD). This work guides the APS's delegate and alternate delegate in the discussions and voting during the AMA House of Delegates meetings.
In addition to reviewing and reaching consensus on HOD items, the Academic Physicians Section can bring resolutions to the AMA House of Delegates. Since its founding in 1976, the APS has developed many resolutions that the House of Delegates has adopted as AMA policy. These resolutions are directly related to specific concerns and interests of academic physicians and the medical education community.
Some recent examples are:
- USMLE Step examination failures during the COVID-19 pandemic (Members only)
- Face masking in hospitals during flu season (Members only)