Young Physicians Section (YPS) advocacy & policy


The Young Physicians Section (YPS) represents the voice of young physicians and advocates for the issues that affect their practices and their patients.

Learn about our governing council and get involved with the Young Physicians Section Assembly.

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)

The YPS Resolution Committee will contribute to the section’s policy making process by drafting and preparing resolutions for consideration by the YPS Assembly. The goal of this committee is to create impactful policy that reflects the concerns of young physicians and contributes to the work of the AMA. Send an email to [email protected] by March 5 to join this committee.

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.

Review the Digest of Actions (PDF) from the YPS November 2020 Meeting to learn about the items of business that the YPS testified on during the Special Meeting of the House of Delegates as well as other YPS policy highlights.