Association of Future Healthcare Executives
Business and Medicine Club
ARTICLE I. NAME AND COMPOSITION
- The name of this organization is the
Association of Future Healthcare Executives Business and Medicine Club, hereafter known as "the Association."
- The Association is composed of the following organizations for the duration of affiliation:
- University of North Texas Health Science Center Student Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
- University of North Texas Health Science Center Student Chapter of the College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives.
- The Constitution herein overrules all discrepancies between this document and the bylaws of the two component student chapters
ARTICLE II. MISSION AND OBJECTIVES
Section 1. Mission
The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) at Fort Worth,
Association of Future Healthcare Executives Business and Medicine Club, also known as the Association, is committed to achieving excellence though its programs in career development, member education, osteopathic recruitment, and community service. The Association maintains a working relationship with other student organizations on campus in achieving its mission. The Association has a special mission to meet the needs of the individuals in the medical, public health, and graduate programs, as well as the osteopathic community as a whole.
In order to achieve the following goals, the Association is establishing and maintaining affiliation with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives (COHE).
Section 2. Objectives
- The objectives for which the Association is organized are as follows:
1. Member Education
- To educate the medical students at UNTHSC about the future trends of healthcare management and how it will affect the physiciansí medical practice.
- To keep all members up to date on the changes in the field of healthcare, and to help them prepare for an active role in the future of healthcare administration.
- To aid the members in maintaining a positive and proactive stance regarding coming changes in the healthcare system.
2. Career Development
- To provide public health students of UNTHSC with networking opportunities through an educational forum with the faculty and local healthcare executives.
- To foster an environment in which students can nurture their common interest in future career as osteopathic physician executives.
- To facilitate the placement of the graduating students within their particular areas of interest.
3. Osteopathic Recruitment
- To provide the opportunity for osteopathic health systems of the Metroplex to recruit the graduating UNTHSC public health professionals
though through participation in the organization of club events.
- To offer
medical student more exposure to the local osteopathic hospitals by informing them of career opportunities within the osteopathic healthcare network.
4. Community Service
- To provide local teachers with guest speakers who are qualified to educate students on osteopathic medicine and other significant healthcare topics.
- To encourage members to serve as role models of minority or underprivileged K-12 students though the organizationís guest speaker program and other activities.
- The Association is formed as a non-profit organization, and no part of the net earnings of the Association shall inure to the benefit of any member, officer, or other individual, provided that the Association may pay reasonable compensation or services rendered and reimbursement for expenses incurred.
ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Eligibility
- Full Membership. Any full-time or part-time students with interest in healthcare management shall be eligible for Full Membership status in the Association
of Future Healthcare Executives upon becoming a Student Associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives and College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives. Payment of the local chapter dues will be required.
- Associate Membership. Any full-time or part-time student with interest in healthcare management shall be eligible for Associate Membership status in the Association
of Future Healthcare Executives upon becoming a Student Associate of the College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives. The Associate Membership also requires the approval of the Executive Committee and payment of the local chapter dues.
- Ex-Officio Membership. Members of the chapter are eligible upon graduation for Ex-Officio Membership, provided they maintain good standing, and retain membership in the American College of Healthcare Executives or College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives.
- Honorary Membership. Any person, except a regularly enrolled student, who, because of deep professional interest and an outstanding contribution to the
Chapter Association shall be eligible to be elected a Honorary Member.
Section 2. Termination of Membership
Membership in the Chapter shall be terminated automatically if the member does not meet criteria established in Article III, Section 1.
ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS
Section 1. Elected Offices
The following offices shall be elected positions:
- President. The President shall call and preside over all meetings, appoint all committees, serve as ex-officio member of all committees, and other duties defined in the bylaws of the student chapters. The President of the Association will also serve as the President of both the Student Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives and Student Chapter of College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives.
. The President-Elect shall serve as a non-voting member of the executive committee.
- Vice-President of ACHE. The Vice-President of the Student Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, in conjunction with the Vice President of the Student Chapter of the College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives, shall assume all duties of the President in the event of absence of the President. In addition, the Vice-President of ACHE shall be responsible for recording membership in the Student Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serve as the voice for the student chapter.
- Vice-President of COHE. The Vice-President of the Student Chapter of the College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives, in conjunction with the Vice President of the Student Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, shall assume all duties of the President in the event of absence of the President. In addition, the Vice-President of COHE shall be responsible for recording membership in the Student Chapter of the College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives and serve as the voice for the student chapter.
- Secretary. The secretary shall handle all correspondence between the membership, the Colleges (ACHE and COHE), and other chapters and prepare reports and minutes as designated by the President. The Secretary of the Association will also serve as the Secretary of both the Student Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Student Chapter of the College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives.
- Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be responsible for all monies received and spent by the Association, which includes record keeping of collections and expenditures. Disbursements shall require the authorization of the Treasurer and the Chief Executive Officer. The Treasurer of the Association will also serve as the Treasurer of both the Student Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Student Chapter of the College of Osteopathic Healthcare Executives.
Section 2. Appointed Offices
The following optional offices shall be appointed by the President:
- Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer shall carry out the decisions made by the Executive Committee. He/She shall also serve as a liaison between the Executive Committee and the membership.
- Chief Operating Officer. The Chief Operating Officer shall assist the Chief Executive Officer in his/her duties.
- Chief Information Officer. The Chief Information Officer is required to execute the external publicity
- Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer serves as a liaison between the Executive Committee and the Directors of Finance in the different programs sponsored by the Association.
Section 3. Elections
- Election Dates. Elections for Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, and Secretary shall be held during the first Monday of every
December May. The election for President-Elect shall be held during the first Monday of every May. Election for any vacant position shall be held during the upcoming election.
- Nominations. Nomination shall be made in form of a written request to the Nominating Committee for approval. The approved nominee will then be nominated for general election by members.
- Election Period. The election period begins one week before the actual date of election. Elections shall be held by open ballot. Any member unable to attend the election proceedings may vote through absentee ballot starting on the day of the election and ending on the
third day after day of the election.
- Selection. Officers shall be elected by a majority vote.
Section 4. Terms of Office
President, Vice-Presidents, Treasure, and Secretary shall be elected for a period of one year, beginning the first day of
January July and ending the last day of December June of the subsequent year. The President-Elect shall be elected for a period of six months, beginning the first day of June and ending the last day of December.
ARTICLE V. COMMITTEES
Section 1. Executive Committee
The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, Immediate Past President,
President-Elect, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, and Secretary. Two Up to three voting committee members may be elected from the student chapter membership. The Executive Committee will also serve as the Nominating Committee during the election period.
Section 2. Standing Committees
- Award and Merit. The Award and Merit committee is responsible to develop awards and identify individuals to be recipients of these awards. The committee members will be kept confidential.
- Grant Development. The Grant Development Committee will be responsible for identification of grant sources and the development of grant proposals or requests for financial support in order to extend the funding sources of the Association.
- Bylaws. The Bylaws Committee is responsible for revising the Bylaws yearly. The committee also updates the Constitution upon reasonable request of the members. The final ratification requires the approval of the general membership.
- Nominating. The Nominating Committee will be responsible for taking nomination for the new election.
The Committee is also responsible for interviewing nominees and approving their candidacy. The Nominating nomination for the new election. The Committee is also responsible for interviewing and nominees and approve their candidacy. The Nominating Committee will be served by the members of the Executive Committee.
- Finance. The Finance Committee is composed of the Treasurer, the Chief Financial Officer, and the various Directors of Finance from the different sponsored programs. The responsibilities include developing the budget for the upcoming year and drafting the annual financial report
for the membership
- Medical Education. The Medical Education Committee will
make investigate possible solution to improve the deficiency of the current medical education. The Committee members will make the recommendation to improve the status and issue the policy of the position of the Association. The policy statement will be approved by the Executive Committee before publication.
- Internal Study. The Internal Study Committee will be responsible for identifying and developing different methods to evaluate the impact of the Association as a whole. The committee will also be evaluating the individual Association sponsored programs
ARTICLE VI. MEETINGS
The Association will meet the national requirements of the two component student chapters (ACHE/COHE) in the number of meetings during the academic year. Other meetings may be called by the President as necessary. Minutes shall be prepared by the Secretary and reviewed by the President prior to distribution.
ARTICLE VII. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES
Meetings will be conducted according to parliamentary procedure as defined by Robertís Rules.
Article VIII. AMENDMENTS
Amendments to the Constitution of the
UNTHSC Association of Future Healthcare Executives shall be proposed in writing to the bylaw committee. The bylaw committee will also conduct a hearing for the amendment upon request. The amendment will be drafted by the bylaw committee and will be presented at the next general meeting. During that time, the amendment will be considered for approval by membership.
Amendment proposed on 12/98