Recruitment for 2021 Georgia Academy Leadership
To: GAFP Colleague (Active, Life, Resident, Medical Student)
From: Thomas D. Fausett, Jr. MD, FAAFP – President – 2020-2021
One of the most important roles serving as your President for this upcoming year is appointing the Committee members for 2021. I am soliciting your interest in participating on one of the Georgia Academy’s committees for next year.
I ask that you only volunteer to be nominated if you can attend either in person or by phone all 3 meetings in 2021. Although several committees meet more than 3 times a year, here are the dates for the expected 2021 Committee dates. Note that we do not expect to have any in-person meetings until June 2021:
- February – March 2021 Virtual Meetings (after work hours or weekends)
- Thursday, June 10 Hilton Head, SC (Sonesta Resort Hilton Head)
- Saturday, July 31 Savannah, GA (Kimpton Brice Hotel)
I appreciate your consideration of service with your colleagues on a committee. We are only strong with many voices of family medicine working together.
Committee membership will be held to no more than 15 members. For most committees, this will include one slot for a resident and a medical student. The expectation is that each member selected for a committee will have the ability to 1) attend the three committee conclave meetings, 2) respond to emails, and 3) review committee materials and be ready to offer advice and guidance.
There will also be a Legislative Session Working Group that meets weekly, but for a shorter time period (January-April 2021) to assist in Georgia Academy programs.
Following is a list of the opportunities for service. We encourage your interest and participation as this is certainly an important and pivotal time for family medicine. We are only as strong as the commitment and involvement of our members.
Education and Research Committee (15 members): This committee is responsible for all the educational activities of the Georgia Academy, including the annual and summer meeting, as well as our regional CME such as THRIVE and online offerings.
Finance Committee (15 members): This committee reviews the financials including our annual audit, staff benefits and the budget. It also makes recommendations to the Board on financial policies.
Legislative Committee (15 members): This committee oversees all advocacy and legislative activities and recommends action to the Board to assure representation of family medicine and our patients.
State Legislative Session Working Group (unlimited members): This working group will meet weekly by phone from January – April to review the policy priorities of the Georgia Academy along with receiving updates on the activities of the Georgia General Assembly. Areas of focus will include the State Budget (Medicaid, Public Health), Tort Reform, Insurance Initiatives, Public Safety, Medical Education, Funding of Family Medicine Residency Programs and Scope of Practice.
Membership Services Committee (15 members): This committee has the responsibility for membership recruitment and retention, overview of leadership development, as well as, for all local and national award nominations. This committee is also tasked with monitoring the communications to our members.
Practice Management Committee (15 members): The Practice Management Committee monitors insurance policies and issues that affect the business of family medicine. It also works on practice transformation and educating our members on business practices. The committee is continually monitoring new payment models and easing administrative burdens.
Public Health Committee (15 members): This committee works to improve the health and welfare of our state’s citizens by assisting Georgia’s Department of Public Health in their mission. The Georgia Academy has an ongoing contractual relationship with the Department of Public Health that is overseen by this committee.
Student and Resident Recruitment (15 members – 9 active/life members, 3 students, 3 residents) This Committee promotes family medicine to our Georgia medical students, pre-medical and high school students as well as looks for areas to support family medicine physicians-in-training.
Committee Membership Application:
I am a __________Medical Student ______________Resident ________________Family Physician
______________________________is the Committee I would like to serve on in 2021.
____________I can attend all 3 committee dates (either in person or by phone).
I cannot attend all three committee dates, I can attend _______________of the meetings.
My talents and expertise that will assist the committee are:
If I am not selected for my committee of choice. I would like to be considered for the _______________ Committee.
I would also like to volunteer for the Legislative Session Working Group:________________________________
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