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The Southern Leadership Board is seeking nominations for the elected position of PresidentElect, Secretary/Treasurer Elect, MembershipElect, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair-Elect.

A major focus for the board is to plan the regional meeting and build 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 Southern region.

The duties of this office are as follows:  

A three (3) year term: The PresidentElect will participate in the regional officer activities, including serving on the Regional Meeting Planning Committee and other activities relevant to Southern Region. 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, a national committee that 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 PastPresident, they serve as Chair of the Leadership Nominating Committee and advisor to the regional activities.

A two (2) year term: The Secretary/Treasurer will assist with the organization of the SGIM Southern Regional Meeting, monitor SGIM Southern finances (with a report at regional meeting), keep accurate record of monthly conference calls, and act as a liaison with other regional organizations.

A two (2) year term: The Membership Chair (Elect) leads regional efforts to promote membership in SGIM - particularly through the institutional outreach within the region. Responsibilities include;  

  • Serve as an active member of the national Membership Committee by attending monthly calls and regularly contributing to national membership recruitment/retention efforts.
  • Strategize and implement ways to promote SGIM and spearhead in-person membership recruitment at the regional meeting.
  • Recruit planning committee volunteers (awards, leadership, review chairs, etc.)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair-Elect:

To further SGIMs commitment to DEI, the regional DEI champion 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. The position requires a two (2) year commitment that includes monthly, one-hour conference calls.

In partnership with the DEI Chair, develop communication and submission review plan to solicit submissions (abstracts and workshops) promoting innovation and idea-sharing around social medicine, health disparities, and workforce diversity, equity and inclusion. Additional work between meetings will be determined by the initiatives selected for implementation, and may include coordination, outreach, meeting planning, etc. Estimated time is 2-3 hours per month.

Nomination Requirements: 

  • Chief Resident, GIM fellow, or current faculty member at any level at an institution within the Southern SGIM region
  • Prior involvement in Southern SGIM is not a requirement but will be considered
  • Prior program or curriculum development experience in DEI or social medicine is not a requirement but will be considered

All nominees must be, or become members of SGIM 

Nomination Deadline Friday, January 19, 2024.

Important Dates

January 19, 2024

Nomination Deadline

January 22, 2024

Voting opens

February 5, 2024

Voting Deadline