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Call for Leadership Nomination

The Midwest Leadership Board is seeking nominations for the elected position of President‐Elect, Secretary/Treasurer-Elect, Membership-Elect,  Associate Member, and Chair-elect for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The board's primary focus is planning the regional meeting and building SGIM leadership. The qualifications for candidacy primarily include a history of participation in SGIM activities at the regional level. We are seeking
to identify candidates from a range of institutions in the Midwest region.
The duties of this office are as follows:  


A three-year term: The President‐Elect will participate in the regional officer activities, including serving on the Regional Meeting Planning Committee and other activities relevant to Midwest SGIM. The President will be responsible for annual regional activities, including the planning and execution of the regional meeting, and also become a member of the Board of Regional Leaders. This national committee works on issues and initiatives across the SGIM regions. The President may elect to appoint a Meeting Chairperson to assist with the planning and execution of the annual regional meeting, as needed. During their third year as Past‐President, they serve as Chair of the Leadership Nominating Committee and advisor to the regional activities.


A two-year term: The Secretary/Treasurer will assist with the organization of the Midwest SGIM Regional Meeting, monitor Midwest SGIM finances (with a report at the regional meeting), keep accurate records of monthly conference calls, and act as a liaison with other regional organizations.

Membership Chair-Elect:

A two-year term: The Membership Chair (Elect) will lead regional efforts to promote membership in SGIM – mainly through institutional outreach within the region. Serve as a representative on the national Membership Committee. Strategize and implement ways to promote SGIM and focus on active membership recruitment at the regional meeting. Recruit planning committee volunteers (awards, leadership, review chairs, etc.)

Associate Member:

The Associate Member is a trainee (resident or fellow) who will help plan the regional meeting and develop strategies to make SGIM more attractive to other associate members (including medical students). The position requires a two-year commitment that includes monthly, one-hour conference calls, attendance at the regional meeting, and involvement with planning sub-committees (e.g., Mentoring Program).

Chair-elect for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

One-year term: To further SGIM's commitment to DEI, the regional DEI Chair will work with regional leadership, the regional meeting planning committee, and national SGIM leadership in DEI and anti-racism to define opportunities and implement DEI initiatives. Examples of opportunities for DEI work in the region include: 1) Collaborate with the Regional Membership chair to broaden and diversify membership outreach, which may include SNMA, FQHCs, deans of DEI from local medical programs; 2) Develop Regional meeting programming that addresses DEI, which may include DEI goals for the meeting, including DEI on judging rubric or new category, diversify judging pool, call for invited workshops on DEI, anti-racism and advocacy, DEI interest groups, or creation of a DEI award. The Chair's other creative ideas are welcome in this new position. Commitment: Attend one-hour monthly regional planning meetings. There may be several meetings with other Regional DEI chairs as well. Additional work between meetings will be determined by the initiatives selected for implementation and may include coordination, outreach, meeting planning, etc. Estimated time is 30-120 minutes per month.

All nominees must be, or become, members of SGIM 

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 Important Dates

October 30, 2023
Leadership Nomination Deadline