BY- LAWS OF THE
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL COLLEGES
These By Laws
were adopted to implement the charter and fulfill the mission. The Board keeps
the by laws under review and amends it as the need arises. It is a public
document and any comments or concerns should be addressed to the Secretary, Dr.
James Appleyard, Thimble Hall, 108 Blean Common, Blean, Kent, CT2933 UK
The name of the organization shall be the "International Association of Medical
Colleges" (hereinafter referred to as the IAOMC).
is committed to peer evaluation medical education anywhere in the world. It is
a open and transparent, non-stock, not for profit, non political, association
chartered by the New York State Regents.
Founding members have qualified as
being chartered by nations whose standards have been found by the United States
Department of Education to be comparable to those used in the United States and
who, after review have been approved by a State to conduct clinical training in
the United States.
there are three categories of membership defined under “Membership” on the Home
Institutions evaluated and accredited by IAOMC who elect to be members, or
Reviewed/Registered member or,
automatically revoked when a substantially non-compliant institution fails to:
concern within the time allowed to do so or
member fails to pay a financial responsibility within the time allowed or
participate in the affairs of the Association.
A medical school member
shall appoint one institutional representative to the Board of Directors. A
representative shall serve for a three year term unless discharged by their
Each accredited school
representative shall be entitled to one vote. However, when more than one
medical school is chartered by the same nation their votes may not
collectively exceed one-third of the total vote cast.
Each of the Founding
members in good standing shall appoint a Director to the Board of Directors.
In the event any vote is tie the President shall have the right to vote. The
Chairs of the three sections of the Advisory Council; the Site team and the
ethics Committee shall be on the Board of Directors and be entitled to one
Officers will be elected at
the annual meeting and will serve without financial compensation.
The President and Executive
Director shall be responsible for the management of the Association affairs,
implementing the policies of the Board of Directors. The Board may exercise
all of the powers that may be lawfully exercised in the State of New York.
V. International Association
An annual meeting of the
membership shall be held on or about March 17 of each year either by
conference call or at such location as the Board determines. The President
may call special membership or Committee meetings. The President is
required to call a special membership or Committee meeting when more than a
majority of members petition for such a meeting. Unless waived, at least
ten days notice of meeting shall be served prior to any meeting. Such
notice shall include the agenda and a short discussion of the matters to be
In the conduct of meetings,
the order of business shall be under the direction of the President, who
shall serve as Chair and make all parliamentary decisions. The President’s
parliamentary decisions may be reversed by a two-thirds majority of the
Fifty percent of the
members entitled to vote shall constitute a quorum.
Any actions requiring a
meeting may be voted on by conference call, e-mail or regular ballot when
any meeting requirement is waived by a majority of members. The position of
the members will be determined by vote at any duly called lawful meeting in
which a quorum is present. Decisions shall be made by a majority vote of
those members voting. Any Board member must name a permanent alternate to
serve as their substitute in the event they are unable to vote. Once an
alternate is named, that person will receive all notices of meeting,
including agendas for the meeting, a copy of email proposals for vote, or
any notice to arrange a conference call. Thus it will be up to the Board
member to notify the alternate when they are not able to vote.
The officers of the
Association will be; President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
All shall serve without compensation but reimbursed for authorized expenses.
Officers shall be elected
at the annual meeting to serve the Association for a period of one year.
President shall preside at
all meetings, appoint committees chairs as required, serve as an ad hoc
(nonvoting) member of all committees, have general charge of the affairs of
the Association, with the assistance of the Secretary prepare an annual
report to the membership, and perform such other duties and functions as may
be necessary in order to provide proper leadership.
The Vice President, and in
the absence of the President, shall preside at all meetings and shall
fulfill such other functions as may be delegated by the President. In the
event of the death, disability, or resignation of the President the Vice
President shall assume the responsibilities of the President. In the event
of the death, disability, or resignation of the Treasurer and Secretary the
Board shall hold a special election to serve until the next membership
The office of the Secretary
will keep the Association records, complete transcripts of all meetings,
digest the meetings and post the digest on the Association’s web-site,
provide copies of any transcript after payment is received by anyone
requesting the same. Monitor the website to keep the same current and in
compliance with the Association’s principal of transparency.
The office of Treasurer
will issue payment of outstanding bills, keep account of all financial
transactions and provide such reports as may be required.
Minutes of all meetings
shall be recorded and transcribed. These minutes shall be circulated to all
members. The secretary shall prepare a digest for the web-site. However,
any interested person may receive an e-mail copy by attachment.
The parliamentary authority shall be Roberts Rules of Order revised.
In the event a successor legal entity be adopted or authorized by the State of
New York these bylaws will survive and continue to be in effect unless altered,
repealed or amended or new bylaws adopted by a two-thirds vote;
thirty days written notice of any proposed bylaws change has been given
prior to the annual meeting, those present and voting at that meeting may
authorize such change.
or electronic balloting, provided two thirds of the membership waives the
need for a meeting. The vote should not be returned to be counted for 10
days after it is sent to allow those who wish to make their opinion known to
present their view. However, if two thirds of the membership fails to vote
for the proposal within forty-five days after receipt of the proposed
amendment it fails.
X. Fiscal Year
of the Association will be kept on a fiscal basis to reflect its beginning
date of March 17, 2005.
treasurer will provide a written semiannual and annual report within 30 days
after the end of each such fiscal period.
XI. All Board Members, Officers, Members, or
persons acting for this Association must declare any personal, professional,
academic or business interest that may conflict with their responsibilities.