Because NBME wants the interests of the public represented in its work, we seek individuals periodically who may be suitable for service in our committees to represent the views of patients and the public.
Public committee members who represent patient interests must be persons of recognized ability and integrity, not employed in the healthcare professions and/or industry, who can by reason of background or experience, integrate patients' perspectives into the work of NBME and its committees. These public members should have a previously demonstrated interest in issues related to healthcare.
To nominate a suitable candidate for an NBME committee role, please send information about the individual by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those chosen to serve as a public committee member for NBME may act as a liaison to the Public Stakeholders Committee, in support of NBME's public engagement activities. This committee is charged with identifying ways in which NBME can nurture effective engagement of, and collaboration with, non-physician stakeholders. Stakeholders include individual patients and patient advocacy or representative organizations to further the mission of the NBME.
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