House of Delegates

The House of Delegates is the association's legislative body, responsible for electing officers and determining policies, initiatives and directives.

Who makes up the House of Delegates? 
A total of 45 delegates. One delegate is elected from each class of every podiatric medical school. The President from each podiatric medical school's student government also serves as a voting member. 

When does the House meet?
The House meets twice a year, in the winter and summer, to discuss and debate resolutions and determine initiatives.

What is the election process?
Each class of students from every podiatric medical school elects a delegate to the House of Delegates. The House of Delegates elects the APMSA Board of Trustees and liaisons to affiliated organizations. 

What are resolutions?
A resolution is defined as a proposal which directs the APMSA to take a position or an action. A resolution consists of at least one directive (resolved clause) accompanied by supporting statements or facts (whereas clauses). Once a resolution is submitted, it is debated at the House of Delegates. If adopted at the meeting, the resolution becomes APMSA policy. 

Who can submit a resolution?
Any APMSA member may propose a resolution following the requirements outlined in the bylaws. 

The 2023 APMSA Mid-Winter House of Delegates will be held on January 26-28, 2023 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Attendees can review House of Delegates information below. 

2023 Mid-Winter House of Delegates Information