The Young Physicians Section (YPS) represents the voice of young physicians and advocates for the issues that affect their practices and their patients.
Get involved in Young Physicians Section policymaking
The AMA and its members play a crucial role in shaping health policy at all levels. The YPS encourages young physicians to get involved in different parts of the policymaking process.
The YPS considers resolutions in its Annual and Interim Assembly meetings. The resolution deadline for each Annual Assembly Meeting of the YPS is April 30 and the resolution deadline for each Interim Assembly Meeting is Sept. 30. Resolutions can be submitted via email to [email protected].
YPS resolution template (DOCX)
YPS online forum
The online forum for the 2020 Annual Assembly Meeting is scheduled for May 11-21. Please email [email protected] if you are an Assembly member and would like to participate in the forum.
The section's reports and resolutions also will be available for download as part of the Annual Assembly meeting handbook. As is customary, delegates will also have the opportunity to testify on reports and resolutions during the YPS Assembly meeting on Friday, June 5.
YPS Convention Committees
The YPS through its Reference and HOD Handbook Review Committees help shape AMA policy by developing positions on issues of concern for young physicians. The Credentials Committee performs on-site credentialing verification of young physicians who have been selected to represent their state or specialty society or branch of the Federal Services.
To volunteer for one of these committees, submit your contact information and first, second and third choice of committee preferences to the YPS at [email protected].
You can also sign up to volunteer when registration opens for the YPS Assembly meeting.
YPS policy resources
- To get more involved, participate in the AMA Physicians Grassroots Network.
- Learn how AMA is advocating for physicians on a national level.
- Visit the AMA Litigation Center to learn how AMA assists physicians in the court room.
- Learn how to successfully communicate with members of Congress (PDF).
- Explore the AMA PolicyFinder to see what positions the AMA has taken on health care issues that impact your practice and your patients.