Founded in 1989, the Caucus provides a forum at each session of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates for discussion and recommendations concerning professional and socioeconomic issues of interest to surgeons. An Executive Committee manages the affairs of the Caucus and provides direction to administrative support through the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
According to our bylaws, membership in the Caucus is open to all physicians who are designated by the AMA as practicing surgery or any of its subspecialties who are serving as delegates or alternate delegates in the House of Delegates, the Organized Medical Staff Section, the Medical Student Section, the Young Physicians Section, or the Resident and Fellow Section. In addition, Officers of the AMA and state medical society presidents are welcome to join. Finally, physicians who are not surgeons but who practice in specialties with significant clinical interactions with surgeons may also become members of the Caucus. Examples of these specialties include anesthesiology, critical care, emergency medicine, interventional cardiology, and interventional radiology.
Support by members of the American Medical Association House of Delegates (AMA HOD)—who are surgeons, anesthesiologists, emergency medicine physicians, and other specialists—is important to the ability of the Caucus to maintain activities at the HOD. In addition to sponsoring a handbook review session to discuss HOD issues from a surgical perspective, the Caucus hosts an accredited continuing medical education session at each meeting.
HOD delegates or alternates who wish to support the Caucus through their dues may do so by completing a dues form. The cost of annual dues is $45, and payment may be made by check or credit card.
Executive Committee Minutes
SCAMA Meeting Minutes
Jon Sutton, MBA, Administrator
American College of Surgeons
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