Call for Nominations: 2021-2023 AAGP Member-in-Training Board Member

The AAGP Member-in-Training (MIT) Nominations Committee is seeking qualified candidates to run for the MIT Board Member position for 2021-2023.
All current Members-in-Training of AAGP are eligible to run. A member-in-training is defined as a physician who (1) is enrolled in an accredited residency in psychiatry or (2) is enrolled in a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry that is affiliated with an accredited residency program. Members interested in being considered for this position are encouraged to submit a completed application to the MIT Nominations Committee as described below. 


MIT Board Member Term of Service: 1 year, 6 months (October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022 as a full voting board member, October 1, 2022-March 31, 2023 as an ex officio)


To apply for this position: Complete the application (Word document) and disclosure form (Word document). Email your completed application and accompanying materials to Victoria Cooper by September 3, 2021.


Nomination and Election Process: The MIT Nominations Committee will review all applications and generate a slate of candidates. The final slate of candidates will then be presented to the MIT membership for a final vote in September. After all votes are tabulated, candidates will be given notice of the results of the election.

AAGP MIT Nominations Committee
Pallavi Joshi, DO, MA, Current MIT Board Member
Susan Lehmann, MD
Brandon Yarns, MD


AAGP Board Member Responsibilities and Criteria

The MIT Board Member participates fully as a voting member of the board, though the criteria for nomination are commensurate with the experience level of a physician in training. In addition to regular board member responsibilities (outlined below), the MIT Board Member is asked to play a special role in representing MIT interests on the board.  This includes activities such as: communicating information from the Board to MITs via email/listserv, articles in AAGP E-news, or other avenues; sharing MIT concerns with the Board during Board meetings and conference calls; and serving as a member of the Teaching and Training Committee.

Board Member Responsibilities

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall direction and vision for the organization and for ensuring the implementation of its goals and objectives. In order to effectively carry out its broad mandate, the Board relies on an administrative network which includes salaried staff, committee chairs and heads of specific task forces. The Board has one to two face-to-face meetings each year and teleconferences every other month. Members are expected to familiarize themselves with relevant organizational details and actively contribute to discussions that result in policy and operational initiatives. 

Criteria for MIT Board Nomination

The AAGP would like to ensure that the diverse strengths and expertise needed to execute the organization’s objectives are represented on the Board. Applicants should possess one or more of the following attributes:

  • demonstrated commitment to/involvement in AAGP or other professional organizations;
  • the ability to work cooperatively; and
  • experience within residency or fellowship showing strength in areas of patient care, teaching, research, and/or administration.

Additionally, it is desirable for the board to be professionally, ethnically, and gender diverse, representing the major constituents of AAGP members.