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Internal Structure and Organization

It shall consist of duly registered members of PAPMD, according to the provisions provided herein. This will be the supreme authority of PAPMD wielding absolute power on the conduct of the affairs of PAPMD. It, however, for the smoother running of its affairs, will delegate this authority to various components as outlined herein. All actions taken by an officer or a committee of PAPMD may be approved, rejected, or amended by this body.

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Aims and Objectives

PAPMD is organized for educational and scientific purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations, which qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Service Law). The other aims shall be:

  • To foster scientific development and education in the field of medicine and delivery of better health care, without regard to race, color, creed, gender or age.
  • To institute ways and means to cooperate with other medical organizations in North America.

  • To encourage medical education and delivery of better health care in Pakistan specifically by arranging donations of medical literature, medical supplies, and by arranging lecture tours, medical conferences, and seminars in Pakistan.

  • To participate in medical relief and other charitable activities both in Pakistan and in North America.

  • To inform and educate decision makers and opinion making leaders in problems confronted by the medical community in general and Pakistani-American physicians in particular.

Officers and Elected Representatives

The officers of this Association shall be the President, the President-elect, the Secretary, and the Treasurer. The President-elect, the Secretary, and the Treasurer shall be elected by the general body, except as otherwise provided by the Bylaws with respect to the filling of vacancies. Five Councilors shall be nominated by the Executive Committee from various regions of Maryland that are the following: Western Maryland (Garret County, Allegany County, Washington County, and Frederick County), Washington DC suburbs (Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Calvert County, Charles County, and St. Mary’s County), Baltimore City and suburbs (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Harford County), Eastern Shore Counselor (Cecil County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County, Talbot County, Caroline County, Dorchester County, Wicomico County, Somerset County, and Worcester County), and At-Large.

Members

The membership of APPNA Maryland shall be of the following categories: Active, Associate, Honorary, Emeritus, Affiliate, Physician-in-Training and Student. Unless otherwise specified in the Bylaws, Active members shall be entitled to all the privileges of APPNA Maryland including the right to vote and hold office.

Dissolution

1 No proposal for dissolution of PAPMD shall be considered unless recommended by the majority of the trustees and discussed at the next meeting of the Council and after four (4) weeks’ notice in writing has been given to each member in good standing. APPNA Maryland shall not be dissolved if 5% or more of the members in good standing or majority of the Trustees dissent.

Committees

  • Nominations and Election Committee.

  • Advocacy and Legislative Committee.

  • Membership Committee.

  • Committee for Young Physicians.

  • Committee for Disaster and Social Welfare Projects.

  • Research, Education and Scientific Affairs Committee.

  • Constitution and Bylaws Committee/Ethics and grievance committee.

  • Any other committee as deemed necessary.

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