June 6 | 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

The APS June 2021 Meeting was held on a virtual platform. All times are Central.

APS Meeting highlights

Read highlights from the APS June 2021 Meeting, including election results, educational sessions and recommendations on reports and resolutions.

June 5: 9–10:15 a.m.

As more people are vaccinated and our communities reopen, we can all start to wonder how health care will change after the pandemic ends. Join us on June 5 for a discussion with Shantanu Nundy, MD, author of “Care After COVID: What the Pandemic Revealed Is Broken in Healthcare and How to Reinvent It,” and a panel of AMA experts as we explore what health care advocacy, equity, innovation and outcomes will look like in our post-pandemic world.

Section meeting registrants will automatically receive an email with a Zoom link to join the plenary session. If you did not receive an email with your Zoom link, please register now.

Review the AMA Code of Conduct for ensuring professional and ethical behavior at AMA events and functions, and the association's zero tolerance for any type of harassing conduct.

Read updates for the APS meeting from APS Chair Gary M. Gaddis, MD.

Contribute to APS policymaking efforts by submitting a resolution for consideration at the 2021 APS June meeting.  The resolution submission deadline was April 26. Direct any questions to [email protected].

New to the policy-making process? Access our education module, "How AMA Policy is Made," and learn how APS members influence the AMA’s policymaking efforts.

While any AMA member may attend APS meetings, only APS members are permitted to make motions, vote and so forth. Additionally, with APS membership you can:

  • Play a role in AMA policy development related to undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education
  • Take part in relevant educational sessions 
  • Network with academic physician colleagues nationwide
  • Join your fellow AMA-member deans and faculty from a wide range of medical schools, graduate medical education programs and academic health systems nationwide and take advantage of professional development and leadership opportunities both within the AMA and in medical education accreditation and certification bodies. 

Email [email protected] to learn more and request the membership application form.

Sunday, June 6

11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Central

African, Black and Caribbean voices: Patient narratives as a means to counter racism and unconscious bias in medicine

Join the AMA Academic Physicians Section (APS) and the Minority Affairs Section (MAS) for a live session to explore narratives from underserved populations, in particular African, Black and Caribbean patients, demonstrating their experiences of systemic racism, bias, prejudice and stereotyping in their interactions with the health care system.

Academic physicians and all others interested in progress towards health equity will gain insights into improving trust within the patient-physician relationship and expanding individual stories to actions combating health disparities at the systemic level.


  • Khanh-Van T. Le-Bucklin, MD, MEd, APS chair-elect, vice-dean, medical education, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
  • Candice Taylor Lucas, MD, MPH, FAAP, HS, associate clinical professor, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Exercise & Genomics Research Center (PERC); associate program director, UCI/CHOC pediatric residency program, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
  • Bukky Akingbola, DO, MBA, Medical Student Section (MSS) representative, MAS Governing Council, PGY-1 resident, department of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Valencia, MD, JD, assistant professor, Department of Radiology, Division of Breast Imaging and Intervention, Mayo Clinic
  • Kaosoluchi Enendu, MD, MBA, PGY-1 psychiatry resident, Yale New Haven Hospital

For information on additional educational sessions, visit the education sessions page

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