Dean Hal B. Jenson named chair-elect of Academic Physicians Section Governing Council

Dean Hal Jenson
Founding Dean Hal B. Jenson, MD

Founding Dean Hal B. Jenson, MD, has been selected as a member of the governing council of the American Medical Association’s Academic Physicians Section.

Dr. Jenson was elected to a one-year term as chair-elect of the nine-member leadership body during the APS Annual Meeting June 9-10 in Chicago.

The APS Governing Council, according to the AMA, is the direct communication link between the AMA and section members. Currently, the APS is comprised of more than 560 academic physicians from the majority of U.S. medical schools.

“I am honored to be a part of the leadership of APS and I’m looking forward to the important work ahead of us in the coming year,” Dr. Jenson said.

At the annual meeting, the APS covered numerous issues, including immigration, physician workforce, clinical skills testing of medical schools and Maintenance of Certification. According to a summary of the meeting from the AMA, the APS reviewed more than 30 business items that went before the AMA House of Delegates during its annual meeting, June 10-14.