2023 APCCMPD Leadership
Call for Nominations

Member Survey Committee


The Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD) is now accepting nominations for volunteer positions on the Member Survey Committee.

Committee Charge

The APCCMPD Member Survey Committee (MSC) will closely examine the value and process of disseminating surveys on behalf of APCCMPD members and those intended for individual research projects. The Task Force will not evaluate the value of the Annual Benchmarking Survey, the Annual Fellows Survey, or surveys regarding national policy issues. 

Roles and Responsibilities

The Task Force will consider the existing Survey Dissemination Policy and make recommendations on the following:

  • Determine a set of criteria for what type of surveys are useful to the APCCMPD and its membership and align with the purpose, mission, and values of the APCCMPD.
  • Determine the frequency of survey dissemination, including a prioritization framework for how surveys are reviewed and disseminated.
  • Assess the value of surveys intended for dissemination to Fellows-in-Training and, if deemed valuable, a process for how surveys are sent to Fellows.
  • Make necessary revisions to the Survey Dissemination Policy to support the work of the MSC.
  • The MSC will review surveys submitted for dissemination to the APCCMPD membership and recommend to the APCCMPD Board of Directors (BOD) which surveys shall be disseminated and prioritize their dissemination.
  • MSC members who are listed as investigators on a submitted survey will be recused from reviewing all surveys under consideration.


The MSC, when fully constituted, shall have no fewer than six members-at-large. Each member shall be a current or former Training Program Director, Associate Program Director, or serve as faculty within a graduate or undergraduate medicine program. All members must be from a current member program of the APCCMPD.

Once constituted, vacant seats shall be filled by a nomination process from within the APCCMPD membership. Upon a vacancy, the remaining MSC members will determine which content areas require expertise.

MSC Members: shall serve a 1-year term and be eligible for annual reappointment of up to three additional 1-year terms, for a total of four years. MSC members will be notified, in writing, of completion of their service to the committee.  

Chair: The Chair shall serve a 2-year term independent from any term served as a member of the committee. The Chair is eligible for reappointment of one additional 2-year term, for a total of 4-years, pending approval of the BOD. The Chair serves as liaison between the full committee and BOD.

Vice-Chair: The BOD will initially appoint a Vice-Chair. Once convened, the Vice-Chair shall be recommended by the Chair from among MSC members who have served for at least one year. At termination of the Chair’s term, the Vice-Chair shall assume the position of Chair, pending approval of the BOD. In the Chair’s absence, the Vice-Chair will serve as Chair.

Immediate Past Chair: The Immediate Past Chair can serve in an Ex-officio capacity for two years.

Eligibility Criteria for the Position of Member Survey Committee Member

  • All applicants must be a current or former Training Program Director, Associate Program Director, or serve as Faculty within a graduate or undergraduate medicine program.
  • All members must be from a current member program of the APCCMPD.

Attendance and Participation Policy

  • The MSC meetings will be held on a quarterly basis. 
  • Applicants should have, and be willing to, spend at least 2-3 hours/quarter participating in committee work.
  • Members will be expected to attend two-thirds of the scheduled teleconferences each year.
  • In the event that a member is unable to participate in a scheduled meeting/teleconference, they are expected to notify APCCMPD staff prior to the meeting.
  • If a member fails to meet the attendance requirements of the MSC, the Chair will contact the member directly to discuss resolutions to satisfy the MSC member’s responsibilities. If the member continues to fail to meet the attendance requirements, the member may be asked to step down from the MSC. Requesting the MSC member to step down is at the discretion of the MSC Chair and Vice-Chair.

Nomination Process

Member Survey Committee vacancies shall be filled in the following manner:

  • In the fall of each election year, a Call for Member Survey Committee Nominations will be sent to all active members of the APCCMPD.
  • The Chair and Vice-Chair shall review all committee members to ensure they meet the qualifications.
  • The sitting members of the MSC shall vote on the eligible applicants. Those with the highest number of votes shall be selected for nomination. If a tie vote occurs for the last member of the committee, the Chair may cast the deciding vote. Final appointments to the committee will be made by the APCCMPD BOD.

Required Nomination Material to be Submitted for the Member Survey Committee

  • Up-to-date Biosketch or CV
  • Completed Online Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form (view APCCMPD Leadership COI Policy)
  • Statement of Commitment and Purpose describing their:
    • Purpose for why they want to serve on the APCCMPD Member Survey Committee.
    • Experience with survey development and design.
    • Statement of willingness to participate in all quarterly conference calls each year and spend up to 2-3 hours/quarter on committee work. 

Submit Your Online Nomination


Deadline for

January 13, 2023
Inauguration of New
Member Survey Committee Member(s)
May 21, 2023 (at the business meeting held in conjunction with ATS 2023, Washington, DC)
Term Commences June 1, 2023