Nominations Now Being Accepted – AGS Early Career Professional ex officio Board Member

AGS is seeking nominations for an Early Career Professional ex officio Board Member to provide further perspective on the nuances of health care professionals in training or just starting out in their careers.  This position would serve one (1) three year term. 1

The ex officio member is expected to participate in AGS Board meetings and calls.  The AGS Board manages the business and affairs of the AGS through regularly scheduled face-to-face meetings in November and May as well as two conference calls that are scheduled between the full Board meetings.

AGS Board members are often asked to be the spokesperson for the American Geriatrics Society with the media and other organizations requesting speakers from the Society’s leadership. AGS Board members also serve as expert liaisons to external groups in areas where your expertise and experience is a fit with the group.

Serving on the AGS Board not only provides the opportunity to set policy for the Society but also to assure its proper implementation.

Eligibility and Nomination Packet Requirements

Candidates, at the time of nomination, must

  • Be a trainee or no more than 3 years outside of formal training and;
  • Have been an AGS member for 2 years.

A nomination packet must include:

  • A statement of interest explaining why you would like to sit on the AGS Board and what you could contribute;
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • CV or biosketch.

Nomination materials should be submitted to Mary Jordan Samuel at mjsamuel@americangeriatrics.org.  The Nominating Committee will review candidates and provide recommendations to the AGS Board who will have make the final decision on the candidates.

1 Under the By-Laws, appointment to the Early Career Professional position does NOT impact eligibility to be elected to the Board in the future nor does it decrease the maximum number of years one can serve as an elected member of the Board (ten (10) years under the AGS By-Laws). 

February 5, 2018