One Unified Voice

The SFMMS & CMA represent the voices of
more than 43,000 physicians state-wide

Leadership Opportunities

SFMMS provides many opportunities for our members to get involved and contribute to our organization. Through joining a committee as a volunteer leader, or as a delegate to the governing body of the CMA, you are promoting the cause of organized medicine. You will gain opportunities to connect with other leaders in San Francisco and Marin, policy-makers and representatives, and the leadership of SFMMS and CMA. Below are ways in which you can become involved with the SFMMS.

2021 SFMMS Election

The 2021 Election is now complete! You can view the results HERE.
Thank you to all of our members and candidates for their participation in this year's election. 
Questions? Please contact Ian Knox, Director of Governance & Operations at iknox@sfmms.org.
 
See our new resource! So, You're Thinking of Running for Office HERE

Ways to Get Involved with SFMMS

The House of Delegates convenes annually to debate and act on resolutions and reports dealing with myriad medical practice, public health and CMA governance issues. Policies adopted by the House are implemented by the CMA Board of Trustees, which also deals with the many interim policy issues that arise between annual sessions.

The House of Delegates consists of more than 400 delegates elected by members of component medical societies, specialty societies, CMA sections (Organized Medical Staff Section, Young Physicians Section, Ethnic Medical Organization Section, Medical Student Section, the Resident and Fellows Section) and CMA mode of practice forums. Submitting resolutions to the House of Delegates is the most direct way for members to influence CMA's advocacy agenda.

Young Physician Section/Resident Fellow Section: This role is right for you if you like a mix of local and state issues related to the practice of medicine, are looking for opportunities to network with other physicians throughout the state, and/or have an interest in exploring a leadership position within the Society or California Medical Association. You should be willing to travel within California at least once per year (expenses are covered by SFMMS). Experience with SFMMS’ Delegation to the CMA’s House of Delegates is considered an important aspect of what is required to assume leadership positions within the Society or CMA. 

Interested candidates for these positions can fill out the form at the bottom of this page or email Ian Knox, SFMMS Director of Operations and Governance at iknox@sfmms.org, with an expression of interest to receive more information about timelines, eligibility, elections, and upcoming meetings. Your name will be submitted to the SFMMS Nominations Committee (YPS) or CMA (RFS) for consideration. For more information, interested candidates can visit the YPS General info page on CMA's website HERE or the RFS information page on CMA's website HERE.

Member of SFMMS Delegation to CMA:  This role is right for you if you like a mix of local and state issues related to the practice of medicine, are looking for opportunities to network with other physicians throughout the state, and/or have an interest in exploring a leadership position within the Society or California Medical Association. You should be willing to travel within California at least once per year (expenses are covered by SFMMS). Experience with SFMMS’ Delegation to the CMA’s House of Delegates is considered an important aspect of the experience required to assume leadership positions within the Society or CMA. 

Interested candidates for these positions can fill out the form at the bottom of this page or email Ian Knox, SFMMS Director of Operations and Governance at iknox@sfmms.org, with an expression of interest to receive more information about timelines, eligibility, elections, and upcoming meetings. Your name will be submitted to the SFMMS Delegation for consideration. For more information, interested candidates can visit the House of Delegates page on the CMA website HERE

House of Delegates County Delegation Chair/Vice Chair: This role is right for you if you like a broad and diverse mix of local and state issues related to the practice of medicine, have an interest in exploring a leadership position within the Society or CMA, are comfortable proactively bringing forward issues that SFMMS can champion at the state level, have attended a California Medical Association House of Delegates before, and are comfortable raising funds among members and colleagues for Political Action Committees .

Interested candidates for these positions can fill out the form at the bottom of this page or email Ian Knox, SFMMS Director of Operations and Governance at iknox@sfmms.org, with an expression of interest to receive more information about timelines, eligibility, elections, and upcoming meetings. Your name will be submitted to the SFMMS Delegation for consideration. For more information, interested candidates can visit the House of Delegates page on the CMA website HERE

Submit Your Leadership Interest Form