Because the NBME wishes to ensure that the interests of the public are represented in its work, we are eager to identify individuals who may be suitable for service in our committees to represent the views of patients and the public. We continually seek suggestions for names of individuals who hold leadership positions that engage them in the healthcare system and in public health issues as consumers rather than as members of the health professions or employees of healthcare organizations. Public members representing 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 the NBME and its committees. These public members should have a demonstrated interest in issues related to healthcare. If you know of individuals who may be suitable for nomination to the NBME for service on a committee as a public member, please send information on these individuals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those chosen as public members may act as a liaison to the Public Stakeholders Committee, created in 2008 in support of NBME's public engagement activities. This committee is a group of consumer advocates and public health experts brought together to advise the public policies of the NBME. The committee is charged with identifying ways in which the NBME can nurture effective engagement of and collaboration with non-physician stakeholders, including individual patients and patient advocacy or representative organizations to further the mission of the NBME. The committee is asked to identify and evaluate potential collaborative efforts, make recommendations for shifts in priorities in the NBME's strategic focus, evaluate potential roles for lay participants in the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) process, and consider the NBME structure for optimal interface with the public.
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