This solicitation is now closed.
The California Medical Association (CMA) is seeking applications and nominations for physicians interested in serving as delegates or alternates for their mode of practice forum delegations to the CMA House of Delegates.
CMA’s mode of practice forums include the Solo and Small-Group Practice Forum, the Medium Group Practice Forum, the Large Group Practice Forum, the Very Large Group Practice Forum, the Academic Practice Forum, the Administrative Medicine Forum, the Government-Employed Physicians Forum and the Hospital-Based Physicians Forum.
The majority of these forums seat their delegations through this open election process; however, a few conduct an internal election process. The forums whose elections are open in this solicitation are:
- Solo and Small-Group Practice Forum
- Medium Group Practice Forum
- Administrative Medicine Forum
- Government-Employed Physicians Forum
- Hospital-Based Physicians Forum
Delegates and alternates are responsible for attending and actively participating in delegation caucus meetings and during the annual House of Delegates. Delegates are responsible for representing their overall constituency and not just their own personal views on issues. Individual delegations may have their own rules setting forth additional or more specific duties and responsibilities.
Delegates and alternates are elected for two-year terms beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2023. These terms cover two sessions of the annual CMA House of Delegates:
- October 23-24, 2021, location TBA
- October 22-23, 2022, in Los Angeles
See the Nominations Solicitation Memo for nomination forms and other requirements.
Nominations must be submitted by the deadline: Friday, April 2nd at 11:59pm. The CMA Committee on Nominations will meet in mid-April to review applications and create a slate of nominees.
A ballot will be distributed by mid-May, to all eligible members of a given mode of practice forum. If a seat is uncontested, no election will be held and the candidate will be elected by acclamation. Election results will be announced no later than June 2021.