A Consistent Influence

For more than 100 years, the FMMS has been a
constant voice for the local medical community

Committees

FMMS’s committees are essential tools for accomplishing organizational goals. Through reports and action-recommendations to the FMMS Board of Governors, committees provide important input to guide the governance, goals, programs and activities of the Society.  Committees are where most of FMMS’s “action” takes place. Committee participation is voluntary and open to interested members THIS INCLUDES RESIDENT/FELLOW MEMBERS of the Society. Committee appointments are made annually by the incoming president, with approval by the Board of Governors.

Fresno Madera Medical Society Board of Governors - Board meets 7-10 times a year and consists of the officers of the Society (President, President-elect, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, and the Immediate Past President) and twelve elected governors; also serves as CCBC Members that meet in November each year.  Officers serve 1-year terms and governors serve 3-year terms. 

ByLaws Ad Hoc Committee - Appointed in years ending in 0 and 5/or when changes recommended between these years. 5 active members: 4 plus the Immediate Past- President who serves as Chair. Reviews bylaws and submits proposed amendments in writing to BOG for consideration.

Finance Committee - This committee meets 4-6 times a year to review the financial operation of the Fresno-Madera Medical Society and any affiliated foundation or organization the Society administers; to assist in preparing the budget of the Fresno-Madera Medical Society for the ensuing year; to approve proposed expenditures for the Fresno-Madera Medical Society; and to make recommendations for the Fresno-Madera Medical Society for referral to and consideration by the FMMS Board of Governors.

Continuing Medical Education Committee (CME) – meets 4-5 times a year. It is responsible for development of educational activities that serve to maintain, develop and increase knowledge, skills, and professional performance for the membership in accordance with the standards of the California Medical Association (CMA) and the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Editorial and Publications Committee – meets 2-3 times a year. It is responsible for oversight and decision-making authority over all publications of the FMMS – whether in printed or electronic format including the quarterly magazine, Central Valley Physicians, and the annual Pictorial Membership Directory and other official communications media developed presently or in the future.  The Chair shall, by virtue of appointment to the position, serve as Editor-in-Chief of Central Valley Physicians as well as other FMMS publications and work directly with the FMMS Executive Staff and the appointed staff Managing Editor in overseeing such publications. 

Historical Committee – meets as needed. It is responsible for preparing and perpetuating a history of FMMS; maintains a written record of the society, its members and events; and collects and preserves materials of historical interest. The committee Chair serves as the society’s "Official Historian."

Legislative Committee – meets as needed. In the interest of public health and scientific medicine, this committee shall study local, state and national legislation affecting the public health or the medical profession to formulate recommendations thereon for referral to the FMMS Board. This committee shall serve as liaison to local legislators and cooperate with the California Medical Association Council on Legislation.

Coalition on Physician Health – meets 4 times a year to address issues regarding the physical, mental, emotional health and well-being of physicians in order to maintain the standards of personal performance and improve the quality of care.

Delegates/Alternates to CMA – attends meetings of the District VI Delegation and the annual CMA House of Delegates, faithfully representing the members of FMMS; 2-year term of service.

For more information on FMMS's committees please contact Kailey Fontes at kfontes@fmms.org.