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September 2020 Bylaws & Constitution Ballot Information
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The AOCD Board of Trustees, along with the help of the By-Laws Committee comprised of Chairperson, James W. Young, D.O., David Grice, D.O., FAOCD, Steven Grekin, D.O., FAOCD, Ralph Fiore II, D.O., FAOCD, and Suzanne Sirota Rozenberg, D.O., FAOCD have reviewed the By-Laws and Constitution of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and are presenting the following changes to the general membership for a vote.

Please take some time to review the proposed changes to the AOCD By-Laws and Constitution.  New wording is in BOLD CAPS and wording to be removed is crossed out.  A rationale for these changes is included below each item.

An electronic vote will take place September 15 - September 18, 2020.  Please contact the AOCD office if you would like a paper ballot.

To place your vote electronically, members will be asked to sign in on our web page with their user ID and password.

Click here to begin voting.
(Please note: the ballot will not be active until voting opens on September 15.
Until then, this link will direct you to the AOCD homepage.)

Please do not hesitate to contact the AOCD office if you have questions.

 

AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC COLLEGE OF DERMATOLOGY BYLAWS

ARTICLE 1   NOMINATION, ELECTION, TENURE, AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF OFFICERS

Section 3.      Tenure and Responsibilities


The tenure and responsibilities of the officers are as follows:


F. The Immediate Past President shall serve a one (1) year term immediately following his/her tenure as the President of the AOCD and terminating at the beginning of the next annual election of officers. He/She shall be the Chairperson of the Nominating and Ethics Committee. and shall also serve as the mentor to the Resident Liaison.


RATIONALE: No longer have resident liaisons
  

 

 

ARTICLE II   BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND STANDING COMMITTEES


Section 4.      Standing Committees and Representatives


The standing committees shall be: Awards, Bylaws, CME, Editorial/Public Relations, Education Evaluating, Ethics, Finance, In-Training Examination, Membership, Nominating and Faculty Development. Unless indicated otherwise in the committee descriptions, all committee members shall be appointed annually by the President and ratified by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees. All standing committees shall report to the Board of Trustees.


RATIONALE: Updated

 

 

Section 4.      Standing Committees and Representatives


F. EDUCATION EVALUATING: The Committee shall consist of a minimum of seven (7) members appointed for three (3) year terms on a staggered basis, including the representative to the American Osteopathic Association Council on Postdoctoral Training, at least one (1) member of the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, with the remaining positions appointed from the eligible fellow membership. The chairperson shall be chosen by a majority vote of the members of the Education Evaluating Committee. The Education Evaluating Committee shall review all osteopathic postdoctoral training programs in dermatology for recommendation to the American Osteopathic Association Council on Postdoctoral Training. THE COMMITTEE SHALL CONSIST OF A CHAIRPERSON AND ADDITIONAL MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT. APPOINTMENTS ARE FOR A THREE (3) YEAR TERM. RESIDENT AND STUDENT MEMBERS MAY BE APPOINTED FOR A ONE YEAR TERM, BUT SHALL HAVE NO VOTE. THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE WILL DEVELOP STUDY TOOLS AND OR BOARD REVIEW COURSES FOR RESIDENT AND STUDENT MEMBERS OF THE AOCD TO PREPARE FOR THEIR YEARLY IN-TRAINING EXAMINATIONS OR BOARD EXAMINATION. THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE WILL DEVELOP SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES NEEDED FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT IN THE FORM OF LECTURES OR WORKSHOPS FOR RESIDENT PROGRAM DIRECTORS AND FACULTY MEMBERS TO ENHANCE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THEIR RESIDENCY PROGRAMS.”


RATIONALE: Committee description updated

 

 

Section 4.      Standing Committees and Representatives


H. IN-TRAINING EXAMINATION: The committee shall consist of a chairperson and a minimum of three (3) members appointed by the President, with at least one member being from the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. This committee shall develop, administer and evaluate mock boards for candidates (residents/trainees).


RATIONALE: Duties included in the revised “Education” Committee 

 

 

Section 4.      Standing Committees and Representatives


K. FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: The committee shall consist of a chairperson and additional members appointed by the president. Appointments are for a three (3) year term. This committee shall be responsible for developing scholarly activities needed for faculty development in graduate medical education.


RATIONALE: Duties included in the revised “Education” Committee

 

 

Section 4.      Standing Committees and Representatives


L. RESIDENT LIAISON: A delegate from the resident body shall be elected by majority vote of their peers at their annual meeting following the in-training examination. This delegate shall attend the fall and annual meeting Board of Trustees meetings as a non-voting member to represent the residents.


RATIONALE: Duties included in the revised “Education” Committee

 

 

ARTICLE II   BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND STANDING COMMITTEES


Section 5.      American Osteopathic Association Delegates


A. COUNCIL ON POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING: The American Osteopathic Association President shall make the final selection of the Council on Postdoctoral Training representative nominated from the AOCD. The delegate’s term will be determined by the COPT. All specialty college representatives shall be certified in the specialty they represent, and shall be members of their educational evaluating committees.


RATIONALE: Committee does not exist

 

 

ARTICLE II   BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND STANDING COMMITTEES


Section 5.      American Osteopathic Association Delegates


B. PROGRAM AND TRAINEE REVIEW COMMITTEE: The American Osteopathic Association President shall make the final selection of the representative nominated from the AOCD to the Program and Trainee Review Committee. The delegate’s term will be determined by the PTRC. All specialty college representatives shall be certified in the specialty they represent, and shall be members of their educational evaluating committees.


RATIONALE: Committee sunsetting

 

 

ARTICLE III   MEETINGS


Section 6.      MEETING ALTERNATIVES


IN THE EVENT AN IN-PERSON MEETING CANNOT BE CONDUCTED, THE COLLEGE MAY ELECT TO HOLD ANY CME CONFERENCE, GENERAL BUSINESS MEETING OR ELECTION VIRTUALLY.


NEW: To allow for virtual meetings

 

 

 

AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC COLLEGE OF DERMATOLOGY CONSTITUTION


ARTICLE III    MEMBERSHIP


Section 2.      Eligibility, Rights, and Obligations


C. RESIDENT: Osteopathic physicians participating in an American Osteopathic Association, or an ACGME approved residency training program shall be eligible for resident membership and shall meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a graduate of an American Osteopathic Association accredited college of osteopathic medicine, or a graduate of a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  2. Have satisfactorily entered an American Osteopathic Association or an ACGME approved postdoctoral training program in dermatology.
  3. Have a license to practice within the state from which he/she applies, or be in the military service.
  4. Be a member in good standing of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  5. Resident members shall have all the rights of fellow and associate members except that they shall not be eligible to vote or hold elective office


RATIONALE: AOA no longer has approved residency programs in Dermatology

 


A complete copy of the By-Laws and Constitution with proposed changes can be found HERE.

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