At the College, we never forget that our members – and by extension, their patients – are the reason we exist. Every member can contribute to our mission, to the success of the specialty, and to the optimal care of patients. As we’ve kicked off 2020, you’ve been hearing about numerous ways – large and small – that our members can play a role.
We have opportunities for you to give your feedback and to help us collect important data for our specialty. No organization can survive without input from its members. At the College, we want to make sure our members are heard. It’s essential to measure our successes and needs for improvement, as well as collect data that helps us return useful information to you.
Don’t miss these current opportunities:
- Member survey – This year, we wrap up our successful Vision 2020 plan and take a closer look at how we can further enhance our offerings moving forward. Physician and allied health member feedback is essential to help us understand your needs and where we can develop additional resources. The survey only takes a few minutes and will be open until Feb. 14.
- The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) compensation survey – The College works with MGMA to collect allergy-specific compensation and production data. Participate in this survey to see how you compare to other allergists and get valuable allergy RVU data. Participate today – the deadline is Feb. 14.
Additionally, I encourage you to take your College membership a step further. We need your leadership, visionary and organizational skills to help advance the mission of the College. While these opportunities take more of your time, you will be helping to steer the College’s future direction.
- Apply to be a part of our grass roots network – We’ve reimagined the House of Delegates representatives as a grassroots network to serve as the “eyes and ears” monitoring local, state and regional issues pertaining to our specialty. Becoming your state’s delegate is your opportunity to be the voice for your colleagues and patients on a local level. While experience in advocacy is good, it’s not required. We will give you all the training you need! Apply today – the application deadline is Feb. 28.
- Consider becoming a regent or officer – use your skills to become a leader in the governance of the College. Nominations are being accepted until Feb. 10. Apply today!
- Lead Annals – the College is accepting applications for the editor-in-chief position, for the term beginning January 1, 2022. Apply by Feb. 17.
Our members have so much to offer the College! I hope you will consider becoming involved!
J. Allen Meadows, MD, FACAAI