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This is What I Wish I'd Known When I Became a Chapter Leader...
- More about national family medicine issues and how they impact our state
- The time commitment
- Having only been president for three weeks, I’m still too ignorant to know
- Our turning over the three years on the executive committee does much to produce good preparation
- What other chapters were doing in specific areas such as QI, legislative, MOC and CME – guidance in running meetings – interest of other chapters – what the AAFP wants to see out of its chapter leaders (where are we and our chapters on their radar screen)
- Coming up the ranks of office helps but I wish I had more chapter office staff meetings just to know their strengths and weaknesses
- Time involvement – status of relationship with other similar organizations
- Pretty well prepared/informed
- How to improve my personal contact skills – feeling more comfortable beginning to converse with new people
- Summary sheet of information and resources for FFM issues – P4P – EHR options – PDA programs, etc.
- How other chapters do things
- How we can work with other physician groups (AMA, specialty groups)
- Know legislature persons in state
- Who to contact at AAFP about membership issues and legislative questions
- Chapter president would be looked to for a revenue generating project
- How many “extra” meetings were involved! How little strategic thinking existed
- Finding more non-dues revenue – getting more members involved
- Enjoy the journey