Alliance Section

The Alliance Section is a component society composed entirely of physician spouses and partners. The Alliance mission is dedicated to supporting healthy families and communities by working to provide education, advocacy, and charitable services, as well as supporting and building stronger medical families. 

Join to have your voice heard, and strive to improve medical education, public health, diversity, leadership development, and advocating for the future of medicine.

Alliance Policymaking

Members have a unique opportunity to shape UMA policy and action on issues that affect physicians, their families, well-being, and communities. It takes very little time to be involved and make a difference.

Alliance Member Roles
  • Section Members
    • Enhance cooperation and collaboration with mutual concerns
    • Contributes to advocacy on health and medicine policy issues
  • Section Delegate to the AMA
    • This position attends the AMA Annual and interim meetings with the rest of the Utah Delegates and represents UMA Alliance at the meetings. This person serves a two-year term that can be extended for more terms as long as they still qualify.
    • Contributes to efforts to increase membership, participation, and leadership.
  • Chairperson
    • The Chair serves for one year and the past Chair for another year. They are responsible for leading and chairing the Alliance Board and making agendas for the Board meetings. They also help determine what other general Alliance section meetings should be held and the topics for those meetings. The Chair communicates issues from the young physician section standpoint to the UMA Board and the UMA CEO.
    • Contributes to efforts to increase membership, participation, and leadership.
  • Vice-Chair
    • Serves in meetings if the Chair is not there. They act in the absence of the Chair. They are part of the Board and help plan activities of the Alliance. After one year, the Vice-Chair moves into the Chair position and takes over from the Chair. Then one year later, they become the past Chair.
    • Contributes to efforts to increase membership, participation, and leadership.
  • Secretary/Treasurer
    • Serves on the Alliance Board and helps plan Alliance meetings or activities.
    • Contributes to efforts to increase membership, participation, and leadership.

Become an Alliance Leader or Volunteer

Leaders are nominated and chosen in a fair and equitable manner allowing representation and must represent the interests of the Alliance. Commitment is a nominal for section activity, which can be done electronically or online to gather Alliance input on issues to communicate to the UMA leadership. Once leaders are confirmed, will plan meetings (online or in person) and a section event for Alliance members. Interested in a position and leadership development? Contact UMA to express your interest or inquire about open positions.

Alliance News
Stay connected and in the loop. View the latest Alliance news and related events.



Ready to get involved?

Join the Alliance Section. Email the UMA Membership Coordinator or complete the online form to join
View the Committee and Task Force Descriptions for leadership opportunities
Join a Section, or Volunteer for a Committee or Task Force
View the Committee Leadership list 

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Last Reviewed July 6, 2023