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Leadership opportunities in other sections (groups)
Nominations are being accepted for YPS representative on the LGBTQ Advisory Committee and the Minority Affairs Section (MAS) Governing Council.
YPS representative on the LGBTQ Advisory Committee
The committee meets twice per year to advise the AMA Board of Trustees on issues affecting LGBTQ physicians, students and patients, and to help develop strategies to better serve this segment. Nomination forms (DOC, members only) are due to the YPS at [email protected] by Feb. 3.
YPS representative on the Minority Affairs Section (MAS) Governing Council
The MAS's goals and objectives include improving diversity in medicine among underrepresented physicians and medical students and developing impactful policies on issues of relevance to minority patients and physicians who are underrepresented in medicine. Nomination forms (DOCX, members only) are due to the YPS at [email protected] by Feb. 3. A current bio sketch and photograph must accompany the nominations.
YPS representative on the Women Physicians Section (WPS)
The goal of the WPS is to increase the number of women physicians in leadership roles and strengthen the voice of women in organized medicine. This is one of eight positions on the WPS Governing Council and serves a term length of two years with a maximum of two terms. The WPS Governing Council meets three times per year.
ACGME Review Committee representatives
The YPS Governing Council solicits AMA member young physicians who are interested in being considered for AMA nominations for Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) review committees (RCs). RCs propose requirements for residency program accreditation standards and ensure compliance with standards by individual programs.
ACGME RCs to which the AMA nominates:
Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics and Genomics, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Urology, Transitional Year and Institutional.
Position descriptions and AMA nomination applications for current opportunities are posted in the Council on Medical Education leadership opportunities page.
Become a representative in the YPS assembly
Representatives for the YPS Assembly represent the interests of young physicians and are voting members of the assembly. Representatives may include state federation members, members serving in the military, federal agencies, national medical specialty organizations or professional interest medical associations.
The delegate selected to represent a national medical specialty society in the YPS:
- Must be a young physician.
- Must be a member in good standing of the AMA.
- Should be chosen in a fair and equitable manner allowing open representation.
- Must represent the interests of the young physician constituency in their particular specialty society.
Apply for voting status in the YPS Assembly and submit information to indicate compliance with the criteria listed above to the YPS Governing Council at [email protected].
Please read the YPS Internal Operating Procedures (PDF) to understand the criteria for representation in the assembly.
Petition for YPS representation
Federation representation & certification in YPS
Each state/specialty medical society represented in the HOD is entitled to representation in the YPS Assembly at a rate of two voting representatives for every 1,000 young physician members of the society who are members of the AMA. Societies with unified membership are entitled to two additional voting representatives.
Each federal service represented in the HOD is entitled to two voting representatives in the YPS Assembly.
Review how many representatives have been allocated to each state and specialty society for the 2023 YPS Assembly:
Submit the YPS Representative Certification Society Contact Information form (DOC) to complete the certification for your society before Annual and Interim YPS meetings. Contact the YPS at [email protected] with questions.
YPS Convention Committee positions
Much of the committee’s work is done prior to the assembly meeting. The committee is composed of five YPS representatives, including one chair. A main goal of the Reference Committee is to develop a consensus as a committee to accept or not accept "late" resolutions received after the resolution deadline.
HOD Handbook Review Committee
The committee is convened prior to each assembly meeting to review the entire HOD Handbook. A minimum of two YPS representatives (one representative will serve as chair) and one governing council member are assigned to review items of business referred to each HOD Reference Committee and propose an initial course of action for the YPS (active support, support, oppose, active oppose, monitor) and draft testimony for items with active positions.
The committee consists of four representatives, including one chair. Its main responsibilities are:
- Check-in and credential delegates to the YPS Assembly.
- For individuals who have not preregistered, determine their ability to be credentialed as voting delegates.
- Take vote counts during the assembly meeting upon the request of the YPS chair.
- Distribute, collect and count election ballots.
- Collect meeting evaluation forms.
YPS Standing Committees
The YPS currently has four standing committees:
Medical Education Committee
This committee focuses on new developments in continuing medical education and maintenance of certification.
The goal of the committee is to help physicians who are interested in innovative ideas connect to each other and the companies developing them.
Strategy and Leadership Committee (SLC)
The SLC focuses on YPS leadership development and mentoring and elevating YPS members within the HOD and leadership.
Value-Based Care Committee
The charge of this committee is to educate the YPS on value-based care issues as well as seek to potentially introduce, or speak to, resolutions on value-based care policy.
To volunteer, please contact [email protected].
YPS Governing Council endorsement/nomination criteria
For more information on how AMA candidates can receive an YPS endorsement/nomination, visit the YPS Governing Council endorsement/nomination criteria page.