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Chapter Committees

Membership

The Membership Committee should promote and advance the continuing growth and diversity of all classes of membership. Under the direction of the Membership Committee Chair, members of the committee are responsible for implementing chapter recruitment and retention initiatives to improve member satisfaction, improve diversity, and ultimately increase the chapter membership. The committee should be instrumental in supporting advancement to Fellowship, including by hosting an "Advancement to Fellowship Workshop" at the chapter meeting.

Program Education Committee

The primary goal of this committee is to plan the chapter's scientific meeting(s). The scope of the committee could include additional program development or review of freestanding educational sessions planned by the chapter. Participation on the committee by faculty members, private practice members and resident/fellow members is ideal to stimulate attendance from both the academic and practice environment.

Resident Committee

A local Resident/Fellow Members council can be instrumental in planning Resident/Fellow Members' activities and programs (at either the chapter meeting or a freestanding meeting) and assisting the Governor in matters that pertain to residents and physicians-in-training. Residents represent the voice of IM Residents to the chapter leadership.

Medical Students

This committee develops and maintain programs that expose medical students to the lifestyle of an internist and the practice of internal medicine. It should include liaisons from each of the medical schools and may be instrumental in establishing medical student clubs or interest groups in local medical schools.

Health and Public Policy

The Health and Public Policy Committee should deal with policy issues affecting the health care of the public and the practice of internal medicine. The committee work with national policy staff to review and respond to position papers and statements. The committee identifies priorities in state policy issues with chapter leadership that affect the members. HPPC develops a legislative agenda and course of action. . At the discretion of the Governor, members of this committee might participate in national Leadership Day held in Washington, DC.

Early Career Physicians

An Early Career Physician is defined as a doctor who is within 16 years from medical school graduation and is not an ACP Resident/Fellow Member or medical student member. Establishing a chapter CECP, the Governor can appoint local Early Career Physician leaders to represent Early Career Physicians, foster their involvement in activities, and ensure that their unique needs are being met. Responsibilities of chapter CECP members may include developing educational or advocacy programs that assist Early Career Physicians with their academic and professional needs and recognizing their contributions to the profession

Awards

An Awards Committee identifies Leadership, Laureate, community service-volunteerism and other chapter award candidates and select the recipients(s). This committee can also be responsible for identification of Master candidates and those eligible for the College's national awards.

Hospitalist

This committee can develop a relationship between the Georiga ACP and Internists who practice Hospital Medicine by promoting education, research and advocacy for Hospitalists. The committee should provide a forum for professional collaboration in the continuum of quality care of patients and enhance networking opportunities throughout the state. Local Nominations This committee should identify potential candidates for the council and, at the request of the Governor, candidates for Governor-elect.

Wellness Committee

A key part of the chapter’s Physician Well-being and Professional Satisfaction initiative is create a community to promote a culture of Wellness. The chapter’s Wellness Committee is leading this initiative. The overarching goal is to support chapter members by addressing burnout and Wellness as priorities in the chapter.

Please contact mdaniels@gaacp.org for interest in volunteering with any of the chapter committees.