COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
|American Medical Association, Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS)|
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), with a half-century history of medical student activism, is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing your concerns. With a membership of nearly 60,000 medical students, pre-meds, interns, residents and practicing physicians from across the country, AMSA continues its commitment to improving health care and health care delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.
Student members have the opportunity to get involved with the wide range of programs sponsored nationally and locally. Some local projects include the Sugar Free Fall Festival, Residency Fair, National Primary Care Week, Cover the Uninsured Week, lots of various service projects, and Action Committees on Community and Public Health, Global Health, Medical Education, Advocacy, Humanistic Medicine, and Health Policy. National opportunities include numerous leadership trainings and conferences on all the above listed topics, as well as the yearly National and Regional Conventions, which are definitely the most fun you will have in medical school. Members also receive the award-winning monthly magazine, The New Physician, as well as numerous other benefits and discounts on textbooks, medical supplies, hotel and car rentals, and other items.