Members of the Young Physicians Section (YPS) have a unique opportunity to shape AMA policy and action on issues that affect young physicians, their practices and their patients.
New to the policymaking process? Access our education module, How AMA Policy is Made, to learn how YPS members influence the AMA’s policymaking efforts.
The YPS Assembly meets biannually (June and November) to consider resolutions and reports on issues of interest to young physicians and to elect the YPS Governing Council. YPS representatives are the voting members of the Assembly and are appointed by state and specialty medical societies, federal services, national medical specialty organizations, and professional interest medical associations. Learn more about how to become a YPS representative.
YPS representatives may submit resolutions for consideration at the Annual (June) and Interim (November) Meetings of the YPS Assembly. The resolution submission deadline is April 30 for the Annual Meeting and Oct. 3 for the Interim Meeting. Submit resolutions and direct questions to [email protected].
YPS resolution template (DOCX)
Contact us at [email protected] to learn more about or volunteer to serve on these policy-related committees:
- Resolution Committee: Contributes to YPS policymaking efforts by drafting and preparing resolutions for consideration by the YPS Assembly.
- Reference Committee: Plays an integral role in the YPS policymaking process by gleaning and explicating the will of the YPS Assembly.
- HOD Handbook Review Committee: Guides YPS review of items of business under consideration by the AMA House of Delegates.
- Credentials Committee: Performs credentialing verification of young physicians selected to represent their state or specialty medical societies and other eligible organizations.
- YPS Digest of Actions (PDF): Review YPS policymaking actions and highlights from the most recent AMA meeting (June 2021)
- PolicyFinder: Search for policies adopted by the AMA House of Delegates
- Federal and State Correspondence Finder: Search for AMA testimony, comment letters and sign-on letters
- Litigation Center Case Summary Finder: Search for information on AMA Litigation Center cases
- YPS Internal Operating Procedures (PDF)
- AMA Constitution and Bylaws