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M.D. Program

M.D. Program

Health policy positions

Alternate Delegate for the student sections of the CMA and AMA

The Alternate Delegate position is served in the first year of medical school and is elected as part of the class officer elections. It is a two year commitment. The Alternate delegate is responsible for attending three meetings per year and assisting the Delegate. These meetings include the AMA's annual meeting, the AMA's interim meeting and the CMA's house of delegates meeting. Travel expenses are reimbursed by CMA. Additionally, the Alternate Delegate is instrumental in participating in the UC Davis CMA/AMA/SSVMS student interest group. The Alternate Delegate may choose to participate further by writing resolutions or by attending a variety of local events such as CMA's Leadership Day. At these meetings and events, the Alternate Delegate will have the opportunity to meet government officials in the health policy field and physicians from all over the country and to learn about the nation's health policy issues.

Delegate for the student sections of the CMA and AMA

The Delegate position is served in the second year of medical school (after serving as the Alternate Delegate in the first year). The Delegate is responsible for attending three meetings per year and voting on behalf of UC Davis. These meetings include the AMA's annual meeting, the AMA's interim meeting and the CMA's house of delegates meeting. Travel expenses are reimbursed by CMA. Additionally, the Delegate is instrumental in running the UC Davis CMA/AMA/SSVMS student interest group. The Delegate may choose to participate further by writing resolutions or by attending a variety of local events such as CMA's Leadership Day. At these meetings and events, the Delegate will have the opportunity to meet government officials in the health policy field and physicians from all over the country and to learn about the nation's health policy issues.