ABMS seeking nominations for Stakeholder Council

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is seeking nominations for positions on its Stakeholder Council, which is an “advisory body to the ABMS Board of Directors representing volunteer physicians and patient/public interests…[that helps to] ensure that the ABMS Board of Directors makes decisions that are grounded in an understanding of the perspectives, concerns, and interests of multiple constituents and stakeholders who may be impacted by the work of ABMS.”

ABMS says, “The Council is responsible for reviewing strategic initiatives, policies, certification program reviews, and pilot-program reports, and providing written recommendations to the ABMS Board of Directors. The Council may also proactively raise issues to be addressed by the ABMS Board of Directors.”

It adds that, “The Stakeholder Council is composed of five associate members, six public members, two at-large member board executives or directors/trustees of member boards, one member of the credentialing community, and up to 10 active diplomates who are board-certified by an ABMS member board, participating in continuing certification/MOC, and not serving in a leadership position in any member board, associate member, or specialty society or association.”

Stakeholder Council members are expected to serve a three-year term and may be re-elected to serve one additional three-year term. It normally meets in Chicago twice a year in Chicago as well as by conference call as needed.

Stakeholder Council members “will collectively meet the following criteria”…

– Ability to foster an atmosphere of collaboration and inclusivity

– Ability to think strategically

– Demonstrated diplomacy in bringing opposing views to agreement

– Practicing physicians who participate in continuing certification in a variety of practice environments (i.e., private practice and academic health centers)

– Individuals from diverse backgrounds and/or experiences (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity, race, disabilities, practice environment, specialty experience, geography)

– Experience with and knowledge of patient advocacy and consumer issues

– Experience with and knowledge of credentialing

– Experience with and knowledge of hospitals and health systems

– Experience with and knowledge of health care and public policy

– Experience with and knowledge of assessment methodologies and programs

– Experience with and knowledge of initial certification and continuing certification

– Experience with and knowledge of medical education across the continuum

– Experience with and knowledge of quality/practice improvement in medicine

– Support of ABMS’ mission and strategic priorities

Nomination process

ABMS says that, “All nomination materials are due Friday, January 8, 2021. Nomination materials will be collated for review by the Governance Committee in January. Nominations will be approved by the ABMS Board of Directors in June 2021. Selected nominees will begin service at the conclusion of the June ABMS Board of Directors meeting.”

And ABMS explains that…

– Nominations are being sought for two active diplomate positions. All nominees are required to complete an online service application, which includes a brief statement of interest and the submission of an abbreviated CV (e.g., a CV without presentations or publications with a two-page limit)

– Nominees may be nominated by an organization or person or through self-nomination. Nominators are to complete a nominator form that includes a brief statement of support

– Active diplomates must be board certified by an ABMS member board, participating in continuing certification/MOC, and not serving in a leadership position in any member board, associate member, or specialty society or association.

Contact Carrie Radabaugh or Mari Jo Maisonet with questions.