The SCCMA provides several opportunities to get involved and contribute to the life of our organizations. Through volunteering for a committee, as a delegate to the governing body of the CMA, or in one of the SCCMA’s community service programs, you are promoting the cause of organized medicine. You will also connect with other leaders in San Clara and Monterey, policy-makers and representatives, and the leadership of the SCCMA and CMA. Below are ways in which you can volunteer.
Council or Board of Directors
The SCCMA Council and Board of Directors set the direction and priorities for the organizations and provide a voice for the membership to the California Medical Association. Councilors and Board members serve a two-year term and are made up of volunteer members from the SCCMA voted upon by the membership.
SCCMA committees work on specific issues or areas of focus for the organization and make recommendations to the Council of actions or programs the SCCMA should implement. The committees are an opportunity to affect organized medicine while building leadership skills that can be used at the Council, in your practice, and in the community.
CMA House of Delegates
The House of Delegates convenes annually to debate and act on resolutions and reports dealing with myriad medical practice, public health and CMA governance issues. Policies adopted by the House are implemented by the Board of Trustees, which also deals with the many interim policy issues that arise between annual sessions.
The 2019 CMA House of Delegates will take place October 25-27 in Irvine, CA.
The House of Delegates consists of more than 400 delegates elected by members of component medical societies, specialty societies, CMA sections (Organized Medical Staff Section, Young Physicians Section, Ethnic Medical Organization Section, Medical Student Section, the Resident and Fellows Section) and CMA mode of practice forums. Submitting resolutions to the House of Delegates is the most direct way for members to influence CMA's advocacy agenda.
Community Service Programs
The SCCMA and Alliance Foundation administer service programs in order to give back to the community by providing health/education outreach programs. The mission of these programs is to improve quality of life through the promotion and development of programs which encourage healthier personal and professional lifestyles, promotion of volunteerism among medical and health professionals, collaboration with health-related organizations on community health issues, and educational programs to enhance the medical and health professions.