Committee Participation Requirements
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ACPM Committee Reorganization
Revised Recommendations
(Adopted 2/23/07)

The ACPM President-elect, prior to his/her inauguration as President, should undertake a committee structure review to ensure that all ACPM committees relate to his/her priorities established as President.  This committee review should also adhere to the needs and priorities contained within the ACPM Strategic Plan. 

  • Committee appointments:  All committee chairs shall be appointed by the President, and committee chairs, in turn, shall appoint committee members.
  •  Member Terms of Service:  Committee chairs shall be limited to a term of 2 years with a maximum of 2 additional reappointments.  Waivers to exceed the maximum number of re-appointments may be granted by the ACPM President in the event that such a waiver is deemed to be in the best interest of the College. 
  •  Member participation:  In order to maintain membership status committee members must participate on average in a minimum of 2 out of every 3 committee meetings (conference call or in-person) every two years.  Committee chairs shall undertake a committee member attendance review every two years to ensure compliance with the participation requirement.  Any committee member who does not meet the participation requirement will forfeit his/her committee membership.
  • Committees Types:  ACPM’s current committees shall be classified as follows:

o   Committees of the Board: Awards Committee, Constitution and Bylaws Committee, Finance Committee, Membership Committee, Nominations Committee

o   Program Committees: Continuing Medical Education Committee, Development Committee, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Policy Committee, Prevention Practice Committee, Adolescent Health Committee, Environmental Health Committee, Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness Committee, Global Health Committee

o   Membership Groups: Medical Students Section, Young Physicians Section, Association of Preventive Medicine Residents, President’s Society, Council of Preventive Medicine Residency Program Directors (ACPM-sponsored)

  • Interest groups:  Interest groups may be formed on issues of interest to the preventive medicine community at any time.  Such groups must be initiated and managed by ACPM-member volunteers and will be time-limited.


  • Non-committees/task forces:  Committees that are purely issue-based or do not directly contribute to the long-range objectives of the College should be established as a task force with a clear objective and specified duration.  The Board should review and approve all member requests to establish a task force and should require a report to the Board upon completion of its work.

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