Committees

Interested in Participating on an IMA Committee?

The IMA Board of Trustees have made the commitment to expand opportunities for members to become more involved and participate in the IMA. With that in mind, we are seeking interested individuals to contribute to the continued growth and success of the association.

IMA committees accomplish important work in many different areas as you can see from the list below. This is your opportunity to share your expertise and experience! As a committee member, you will devote time, energy, and ideas to lead IMA projects and programs forward, and in turn, support our efforts on behalf of you and your patients.

IMA Foundation Board     David Schmitz, MD, Chair
The IMA Foundation is the 501(c)3 arm of the Idaho Medical Association that was formed to continue and expand on our long history of support for medical education, residency training and retention of practicing physicians in Idaho. The IMA Foundation supports the pipeline of physician workforce in our state through fundraising and awarding of scholarships and grants.

The Foundation’s goals are to:

• Support Idaho medical education and residency training through individual scholarships and organizational contributions
• Support loan repayment and other activities to recruit and encourage physicians to practice in Idaho
• Support and provide resources for practicing physicians to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare for Idaho patients

Meets 2-3 times per year.

Idaho Medical Political Action Committee Board     Steven Coker, MD, Chair
IMPAC is the bi-partisan, political arm of the IMA. IMPAC Board members develop fundraising strategies to encourage physician PAC membership. The IMPAC Board determines the number and amount of contributions to candidates for the Idaho Legislature and statewide offices, with a preference for candidates who are friends of medicine and demonstrate support for physician issues.

Meets 3-4 times per year.

Public Health Committee      Erich Garland, MD, Chair
The IMA Public Health Committee works closely with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and other public health organizations to review state public health policies and programs. The Committee provides physician expertise and insight on medical, scientific, and public health issues; it also makes recommendations on public health policies to IMA Board and House of Delegates.

Meets 1-2 times per year.

Interested? IMA makes it easy to participate, and we welcome your involvement! Not sure what is expected of you? Here are some general guidelines for committee participation:
 

• Attend committee meetings, in person or via teleconference;
• Participate in committee decisions with objectivity;
• Exchange ideas;
• Share responsibility for keeping discussion moving;
• Accept responsibilities as assigned by the Chair;
• Support committee decisions.
 

If you’d like to be involved in any of these committees or would like additional information, please contact the IMA at 208-344-7888 or mail@idmed.org.