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Associate Representative on Council call for nominations


Deadline to Submit Nominations & Letters of Support
January 13, 2023 at 5:00pm ET

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SGIM is seeking nominations for an associate member of Council. The position gives Associates - medical students, residents and fellows, a voice on Council, and helps to develop strategies to make SGIM more attractive to Associate members while helping develop future leaders.  


Candidates should have a history of participation in organizations that advance a generalist or primary care agenda. Self-nominations are encouraged. Others may nominate associate members provided the candidate is notified and agrees prior to submitting their names for consideration. Nominees must be SGIM associate members in good standing at the time of nomination. Candidates are encouraged to articulate their priorities, especially how they will represent Associates as an ex-officio member of Council. The position requires:

  • a two-year commitment;
  • 90 minute monthly Council conference calls,
  • two three day Council retreats a year (June & December) and
  • ad hoc committee assignments.

The selected candidate will begin their term in May 2023 and serve through May 2025.

Submission Requirements

Candidates should submit a one-page letter of interest that includes the following information:  

  • History in organizations that advance a generalist or primary care agenda
  • Your Leadership experience
  • General statement of interest including your priorities, especially how you will represent Associates as the ex-officio member of Council

Upload a current copy of your CV  and indicate the statement of endorsement from one or more of the following: your Chair, Division Chief, Program Director, Fellowship Director, Dean of Students, or faculty member.

Questions may be directed to Kay Ovington, SGIM  Deputy, CEO.

Past Associate Council Representatives

Carlos Oronce, MD, MPH
University of California, Los Angeles
Associate Council Rep 2019-2022

Janet N. Chu, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco
Associate Council Rep 2020-2022

Maddie Sterling, MD, MPH
Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Council Rep 2016-2019

Brita Roy
Brita Roy, MD, MPH, MHS
Associate Council Rep 2014-2016
Yale University
Director of Population Health

Previous Representatives 
Bradley H. Crotty, MD, MPH 
Associate Council Rep 2011-2013
Medical College of Wisconsin
Read Dr. Crotty's blog entry on his Council experience.

Hannah (Shacter) Lichtsinn 
Associate Council Rep 2009-2010

Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH
Associate Council Rep 2007-2009
Assistant Professor of Medicine Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer for CarelinkSF Electronic Health Record Implementation
San Francisco General Hospital

Kavita Patel, MD, MS
Associate Council Rep 2006-2007
Managing Director of Clinical Transformation
The Commonwealth Fund