Senior Physicians

Senior Physicians Section (SPS) leadership opportunities

Senior Physicians Section Governing Council nominations

Nominations will be accepted for the following position with terms commencing in June 2020, after the Annual Meeting. All positions are 2-year terms expiring June 2022.

  • Delegate – two-year term (one position)
  • Alternate delegate – two-year term (one position)
  • Officer at-large – two-year term (one position)

Eligibility

All AMA physicians 65 years of age and above are automatically members of the Senior Physicians Section (SPS) and are eligible for a leadership position regardless of whether they  work full time, part time or are retired.

For the delegate and alternate delegate position, any current SPS member can stand for election, provided that:

  • The candidate has demonstrated experience in organized medicine by having held a prior elected leadership position at the local, state, specialty or national level.
  • If the candidate currently holds an HOD delegate or alternate delegate position, he or she must be willing to resign from that position if successfully elected as the delegate or alternate delegate.

For the officer at-large position, any current SPS member can stand for election, provided that:

  • The candidate has demonstrated experience in organized medicine by having held a prior elected leadership position at the local, state, specialty or national level.
  • The candidate must also have attended an AMA meeting or had prior experience with the AMA's House of Delegates (HOD).

Requirements & duties

In addition to being responsible for directing the programs and activities of the section, the governing council members’ involvement includes meeting at the HOD Annual and Interim Meetings (three days), and one additional SPS Governing Council meeting (three days) in Chicago on July 17-19, 2020. throughout the year, along with various conference calls and regular email communication.

The duties of the positions are outlined in the Internal Operating Procedures (PDF) as follows:

The delegate/alternate delegate shall:

  • Attend all appropriate HOD meetings and related functions
  • Represent the interests of the SPS membership during HOD business meetings
  • Be responsible for reviewing and approving all resolutions going forward from the SPS to the HOD
  • Summarize the actions of the HOD as they pertain to the SPS
  • Monitor and review all HOD reports and resolutions of interest to SPS

The officer at-large shall:

  • Represent the interests of the SPS as directed by the GC
  • Execute assigned responsibilities as determined by the chair of the GC

Nomination form & deadline

The nominee, nominating person or organization must complete an SPS nomination form by Feb. 29, 2020. Self–nominations will be accepted. SPS members must submit a nomination form (DOC, members only), bio sketch form (DOC, members only) and a headshot photo (JPEG).

Please download the electronic forms to your computer before completing. The documents can be emailed to [email protected] or sent by regular mail to the AMA address at the bottom of the nomination form.

Election

An online election will take place in Spring 2020. An electronic ballot will be administered.  Only current AMA members with a valid email address on file in the AMA's system will be sent an email.