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Volunteer Opportunities

The lifeblood of ACPM is the work of the many members who volunteer their time, expertise, and knowledge to the College. Enhance your career while advancing Preventive Medicine and ACPM!

Below is a listing of open and general volunteer opportunities available to ACPM members. Learn more about each and follow application instructions. Most applications can be submitted by completing the interest form at the bottom of this page.

Volunteers wanted: help now!

ACPM Groups

  • Resident Representation on CME/MOC Committee – The CME/MOC Committee invites Resident members to serve on the committee and engage in ACPM's education protocols, participate in the development of continuing education products, and provide insight into what education products are needed by early career preventive medicine physicians. Interested individuals should send a current CV and a brief statement of interest to Hilary Carr (hcarr@acpm.org) by October 10.
  • Conference Planning Committee – The Conference Planning Committee is seeking volunteers to help plan ACPM's annual meeting to be held May 20-23, 2019, in Pittsburgh, PA. ACPM members with an interest in contributing to the scientific focus and logistics are encouraged to complete the volunteer form on the conference website at their earliest convenience.
  • Resident Network Liaisons – The Resident Physician Section (RPS) is seeking one resident from each Preventive Medicine residency program to increase awareness of undergraduate and graduate medical education opportunities among residency training programs, to maximize local stature and enhance national networking opportunities in the field of preventive medicine. Interested individuals should apply at their earliest convenience.
  • Medical Student Section – ACPM is seeking motivated ACPM student members to participate on the Medical Student Section. Duties include acting as a sounding board for ACPM initiatives, representing the College and preventive medicine on your university campus, and disseminating important preventive medicine resources as needed. Commitment is for one year. Second year medical students are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome! To apply, complete the interest form.
  • Musical Talent – The Resident Physician Section (RPS) is looking for musical talent from ACPM membership to provide sound riffs (from 15 sec to 1 minute clips) that we can then feature on the Podcast and give credit. If you are interested and able to record and send samples, please send directly at your earliest convenience to Margarita Ramos (margarita.s.ramos@gmail.com).
  • Global Preventive Medicine Special Interest Group – A new special interest group to address issues in global health is being organized by ACPM members. Those with an interest in the topic are encouraged to complete the interest form.
  • Healthy Aging Special Interest Group – A new special interest group to address issues in healthy aging is being organized by ACPM members. ACPM members with an interest in the topic and participating in the group are encouraged to complete the interest form.

Members may complete the interest form join one of ACPM's committees, sections, academies, or special interest groups. Most groups are open to all members and appointments are typically made in conjunction with the annual meeting. Watch for future calls for volunteers!

External Opportunities

  • Preventive Medicine Fellowships – The ACPM Resident Physician Section (RPS) maintains a list of fellowships for graduating preventive medicine residents. Review the list if you or a colleague are looking for an opportunity. We also encourage members and institutions offering a fellowship to upcoming graduates to contact RPS officers.
  • Residency Program Requirements Input – The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is requesting comments from preventive medicine practitioners regarding their program requirements which guide preventive medicine residency programs. ACGME stresses the importance of receiving responses from individual preventive medicine physicians who practice in a range of settings in addition to ACPM's response. ACGME's letter to the community includes orienting directions and questions to help elicit and direct feedback. Comments are due October 15.
  • Papers on Population Improvements – The CDC's Preventing Chronic Disease journal invites authors to submit manuscripts on research, evaluation, and other work describing innovative and effective work to link health care and community health in ways that improve population health. Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal on or before November 16. Complete details about this call for papers and submission details on the publication's website.
  • Call for Practice Papers – The Health Promotion Practice journal has issued a call for papers on program- and policy-oriented research, application of conceptual frameworks, and evaluation of evidence-based interventions that advance the art and science of health promotion and disease prevention. Several areas of interest are identified in the call. Submissions are being accepted on a rolling basis through December 31 for published online and in print in 2019.

Interest Form

Complete and submit the below form to apply for a volunteer opportunity offered by or in conjunction with ACPM. If you have any questions, contact Ben Butz. Thank you for your interest.

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All applications and placements are subject to fulfillment of eligibility requirements and committee chair approval in relevant opportunities.
Some ACPM committees and groups are not listed above due to specific bylaws or policy requirements regarding the selection of volunteers.

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