Representative to AMA’s House of Delegates


Alternate Delegate to AMA’s House of Delegates

The Academy provides representation to the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates; our current representative is Lee Tynes, MD, PhD, FACLP (serving second 3-year term that began Aug 2023). Dr. Tynes plays a key role representing the Academy’s interests with the AMA. To support the Academy’s growing advocacy efforts and develop succession planning, the ACLP Board has decided to appoint an alternate delegates in support of Dr. Tynes’ work.


Candidates must be a current AMA member at the time of application.

Application Process

Nominations will only be accepted online and must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Monday, February 26. The deadline will not be extended, and nominations submitted via other means will not be accepted.

You may nominate yourself or another. If you nominate someone else, please confirm in advance that s/he is a current member in good standing. The most important element of the nomination process is the Letter of Candidacy, which MUST, in addition to any comments you make in support of your candidacy or that of your nominee, include the following sections: 

Application forms

To apply, visit this link:

What does service as ACLP’s representative to the AMA’s House of Delegates involve?

AMA’s House of Delegates meets twice a year, in June at the AMA’s Annual Meeting, and in November at the AMA’s Interim Meeting. ACLP’s delegate will be expected to attend both, including House of Delegates and section council activities, which in total can amount to a commitment of about 5-6 days for each meeting. ACLP reimburses expenses for attendance at both meetings.

ACLP’s delegate will meet with the Academy Board at the annual meeting, usually on the Wednesday preceding the first day of the annual meeting, for about 20 mins. A written report is requested twice a year: in the spring, in advance of the Board’s spring meeting; and in the fall, prior to the annual meeting.

What kind of work is expected of the person occupying this role?

Our AMA representative is expected to attend all AMA sessions and meetings of the Psychiatry Caucus of the House of Delegates. The ACLP’s delegate will be expected to liaise with the Psychiatry Section Council, as invited, and to provide input, as requested, regarding policy of particular relevance to C-L Psychiatry.

ACLP anticipates being awarded a voting delegate in the AMA House of Delegates in June of this year. The ACLP would at that time, also join the Psychiatry Section Council alongside the APA, AAGP, AACAP, AAPL, and the AAAP.

Process; Notifications

Feb 26: Call for nominations closes
Feb 29: Nominating Committee selects and recommends to the Board a single nominee for each role for endorsement
Mar 7: Board ratifies nominee
By Mar 15: All candidates notified