The Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine adopted its first constitution on June 9, 1880.  Over the years the articles of the original constitution were amended and revised in particular sections.  On June 21, 1921 a complete revision was accomplished.  Subsequent amendments were also accomplished in 1951, 1959, and 1970, as well as 1971.  What follows is a copy of the recently amended bylaws which were adopted on Saturday, June 9, 1990.


To advance the welfare of the Yale University School of Medicine and to assist its students and its alumni in any and all appropriate ways.


Name and Membership

Section 1: The name of this organization shall be the Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine.

Section 2: The membership of this Association shall be made up of alumni of Yale University School of Medicine, and those who have served as interns, residents, or fellows at the New Haven Hospital, Grace-New Haven Community Hospital, or Yale-New Haven Hospital. Any former student house officer or fellow is eligible to vote and to hold office. In the event of question regarding membership, the Executive Committee shall recommend policy to the Association and pass upon eligibility.



Section 1: The annual meeting of the Association shall take place at the School of Medicine at the time of the annual Yale Medical School reunion weekend. Additional meetings may be called by the President. Fifty members present at the annual meeting, properly called, shall constitute a quorum.

Section 2: Notice of each meeting shall be sent to the membership about one month in advance of the date set.


Officers, Executive Committee and Functions

Section 1: The officers shall be a President, a Vice-President, and a Secretary. The President and Vice-President shall be elected for two years; the Secretary for three years. They shall remain in office for the tenure of their appointments or until their successors are elected. Officers shall take office on July first.

Section 2: The President shall appoint, with the concurrence of the Executive Committee, such committees as are desirable and as are essential.

Section 3: The President shall designate at least two months in advance of the annual meeting a Nominating Committee of at least three which will submit at the annual meeting a slate of nominees for the positions outlined in Article III; following this, and prior to balloting, nominations will be accepted from the floor.

Section 4: The Vice-President (President-elect) shall accept such responsibilities as are usually accorded this office and shall preside at meetings in the absence of the President.

Section 5: The Secretary shall keep minutes of all regular meetings of the Association and the Executive Committee.

Section 6: The Nominating Committee shall submit to the membership at the annual meeting two nominees to the Association of Yale Alumni who will also serve as members of the Executive Committee.

Section 7: The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of the Association, the immediate Past-President, and 10 members-at-large, as well as the representatives to the Association of Yale Alumni. The Dean of the School of Medicine and representatives in charge of alumni affairs and the chairman of the Yale Medical School Alumni Fund shall be members of the Executive Committee ex officio. Each member-at-large shall be elected for a two-year term; five being elected each year. Elected members shall take office on July first. A member-at-large may be elected for one additional consecutive term.

Section 8: The officers of the Association plus the other members of the Executive Committee shall meet at least annually and at the call of the President with due notice. The Executive Committee shall transact business in the name of the Association between its meetings. Eight members present at any Executive Committee meeting, properly called, will be a quorum.


Section 1: Dues of the Association may be set or modified by majority vote of the membership at any meeting, properly called, upon recommendation of the Executive Committee.


Amendment to the Constitution

Section 1: This Constitution may be amended by majority vote of the members present at any meeting, properly called, provided that copies of proposed amendments have been distributed to the membership at least one month in advance of the meeting, and provided that the Executive Committee recommends the change.