Submitted by: MSV Medical Student Section
WHEREAS, resolutions are fundamental mechanisms in policy making for the Medical Society of Virginia, and
WHEREAS, resolutions allow MSV members to convert ideas into policy, and
WHEREAS, “whereas” clauses are essential components of resolutions providing educational background and information regarding a topic or issue of interest, and
WHEREAS, initial resolutions and their associated whereas clauses may often be kept on file and may be identified as resource documents; therefore be it
RESOLVED, that ‘whereas’ clauses should include evidence-based information and appropriate citations upon the submission of the resolution; and be it further,
RESOLVED, the MSV Rules of Procedure will be updated to reflect this requirement.