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Specialty & Service Society Caucus

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The Specialty and Service Society (SSS) is the largest caucus in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD). The SSS meets twice annually in conjunction with the Interim and Annual Meetings of the HOD.

There are 2 categories of groups in the SSS: those societies that have seats in the HOD and those seeking admission to the house.

SSS groups in the HOD include:

  • 119 national medical specialties
  • 2 professional interest medical associations
  • 5 military service groups

An association must first be represented in the Specialty and Service Society for 3 years before it is eligible to seek admission to the HOD.

Gaining Admission to the House of Delegates

At any given time there are approximately 20 or more Specialty and Service Society groups waiting to gain admission to the HOD. In addition to participation in the Specialty and Service Society, societies must also comply with several other criteria for admission to the HOD.

An 8-person Governing Council oversees the Specialty and Service Society and is elected by the Specialty and Service Society membership. The Specialty and Service Society is also composed of several committees that handle various aspects of Specialty and Service Society planning. These committees include the Credentials Committee, Rules Committee, Long-range Planning Committee and the Nominating Committee. Staff support for the Specialty and Service Society is provided by AMA Federation Relations.

Resources for Specialty and Service Society Caucus

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