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Committees

COMMITTEES

IT IS THROUGH STRONG MEMBER PARTICIPATION THAT THE DUVAL COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY HAS AN EFFECTIVE VOICE IN THE COMMUNITY.

The Duval County Medical Society offers a variety of ways for you to serve the organization and your community. Our committee opportunities range from peer reviewing and editing the Northeast Florida Medicine journal to reviewing and recommending proposed changes to the DCMS Bylaws.

WE INVITE YOU TO SERVE ON A DCMS committee!

Beals & Shahin Awards Committee:

  • Reviews entries by DCMS members of medical articles they have published in the past year to determine the winners of the annual John A. Beals’ Awards
  • Presents the John A. Beals Award for Original Investigation annually, and has the option of presenting a John A. Beals Award in the categories of Clinical Observation and History of Medicine/Miscellaneous
  • Also reviews articles written by DCMS members in training to determine winners of the annual G. Shahin Awards
  • All committee work is web-based and occurs during the months of June through September

Bylaws Committee:

  • Reviews and recommends proposed changes to the DCMS Bylaws to the DCMS Board of Directors, who in turn recommends the changes to the DCMS Membership for ratification
  • Meets as needed

Committee on Ethical & Judicial Affairs (CEJA):

  • Responsible for study and action on all alleged misconduct and ethical offenses involving DCMS members

Journal & Communications Committee (JCC): 

  • Serves as the editorial board of Northeast Florida Medicine, a medical journal published by the DCMS Foundation on behalf of the Medical Societies of Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties
  • Oversees the production of the Duval County Medical Society Directory
  • Secures CME credit for scientific articles published in the journal, when appropriate

Nominating Committee: 

  • Per DCMS Bylaws, the Nominating Committee shall convene at least 60 days prior to the DCMS Annual Meeting and select a candidate for the offices of President-Elect, Vice President(s), Secretary, and Treasurer, and each vacancy on the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee’s Report (e.g., slate) shall be reported to the membership at least one month prior to the Annual Meeting
  • The Nominating Committee shall make certain the nominees will serve, if elected

Northeast Florida Legislative Committee: 

  • Responsible for evaluating and advising the DCMS on legislative issues
  • Consists of members interested in legislative issues and physicians who serve as key contacts for legislators.
  • Committee members visit legislators locally, and in Tallahassee during the legislative session, to discuss the FMA’s legislative agenda
  • Committee members also interview candidates for state legislative offices during election cycles

Public Health Committee: 

  • Supports the Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval) and its mission.
  • Works with DOH-Duval to provide up-to-date information to Duval County physicians and promote effective local medical emergency preparedness, response and coordination with local agencies (e.g., DOH-Duval and COJ Emergency Preparedness Division) and physicians in the community.
  • Works with DOH-Duval to help recruit & educate physicians for the Duval Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), and with We Care Jacksonville to help recruit specialists for We Care.
  • Coordinates DCMS volunteer participation in public health-related community boards/committees.

Residents' Committee:

  • Advises the DCMS Board of Directors on activities and initiatives that impact the medical residents in Northeast Florida
      

Interested in Serving?

Please don't hesitate to contact the DCMS Office should you be interested in serving on a committee. You can email us at dcms@dcmsonline.org or call us at 904-355-6561.