The Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Issues provides counsel to the Board of Trustees and to other AMA stakeholders on policy matters that relate to LGBTQ physicians, students and patients.

Applicants should self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer; allies are also eligible for membership. Applicants should have LGBTQ health expertise and/or experience in care delivery, clinical practice, research, policy, education and/or advocacy.

Leadership roles in AMA organization

At-large representatives

  • One position available.
  • Term is two years. Maximum is two consecutive, 2-year terms.
  • Medical students are not eligible for at-large positions.

Apply for the 2023-2025 position, due March 1, 2022. (DOC, members only)


Medical Student Section (MSS) representative

  • One position available.
  • Term is one year. Maximum is two consecutive, 1-year terms.
  • Nominations are administered through the Medical Student Section.

Nominations process has been completed for this position. Visit the medical students leadership opportunities page for more details.


Resident & Fellow Section (RFS) representative

  • One position available. Currently filled. Next appointment will be for 2023-2025 term.
  • Term is two years. Maximum is two consecutive, 2-year terms.
  • Nominations are administered through the Resident & Fellow Section.

Visit the resident and fellow leadership opportunities page for more details. Applications for this position will be due in February 2023.


Young Physicians Section (YPS) representative

  • One position available. Currently filled. Next appointment will be for 2023-2025 term.
  • Term is two years. Maximum is two consecutive, 2-year terms.
  • Nominations are administered through the Young Physicians Section.

Applications for this position will be due in February 2023


GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality representative

  • One position available.
  • Term is two years. Maximum is two consecutive 2-year terms.
  • Nominations are administered through GMLA.

Please submit nomination forms to [email protected] by stated deadlines.

All nominees and application materials are submitted to the AMA Board of Trustees for consideration during their April meeting. Appointment decisions are announced following the Board meeting of the appointment year.

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