Are you ready to be a healthcare leader?
Your ability to make impact on critical healthcare issues will bring you to the next level as a future physician.
That’s why AMSA created The Education & Advocacy Fellow (EAF) position – a unique opportunity for a physician-in-training student to spend a year augmenting your formal medical training with the opportunity to delve deeply into critical issues affecting access to affordable, quality healthcare, global health equity, diversity in the healthcare workforce, and medical professionalism.
ONLY ONE STUDENT will be selected for a one year period program.
Application is now open. Apply now before someone else takes your spot!
Nominate an outstanding student health activist for the Paul Ambrose Award
Given every year at the Health Activist Dinner held in conjunction with the American Public Health Association meeting, the Paul Ambrose Outstanding Student Activist Award honors a student leader enacting positive change within their community. If you know of someone who fits this description within our AMSA family, nominate them here by Wednesday, August 10th, 11:59 p.m. PDT. Self-nominations will not be considered.
AMSA Launches Program Dedicated to Assisting with Residency Application Process
The new Applied Match Preparation (AMP) program offers personalized, one-on-one assistance to members seeking help with the residency application process. Members have the opportunity to work with a team of experts on personal statement and interview preparation, as well as exclusive access to a growing resource library. AMP was created in response to member demand, and represents one more huge benefit of AMSA membership.
AMSA International Health Opportunities Directory
Since the first edition was published in 1984, the AMSA International Health Opportunities Directory has been a popular AMSA resource. Now as a searchable mobile-friendly online directory, it is conveniently accessible from all devices. Use this directory as a tool for information on global health programs and organizations for worldwide discovery and service. Visit AMSA IHO
AMSA UPR SOM Advocates for Reach Every Mother and Child Act
Odemaris Narvaez del Pilar and Natalia Fernández Dávila, of the AMSA chapter at the University of Puerto Rico SOM, recently made headlines (ESP) and were featured (ESP) on Telemundo for their dedicated advocacy efforts on behalf of H.R.3706, the Reach Every Mother and Child Act. Thanks in no small part to their efforts, the bill has recently found a co-sponsor! We are so proud of AMSA UPR and their leaders for their dedication and strong advocacy.
American Medical Student Association Applauds the SCOTUS Decision on Whole Woman’s Health
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) applauds the decision announced by the Supreme Court of the United States holding (5-3) House Bill 2 (HB2), the notorious TRAP laws, unconstitutional in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt…Read More
American Medical Student Association Stands in Solidarity with the LGBTQ Community
Sterling, VA – June 12th 2016: The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) detests all acts of violence. We believe in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” Read More
AMSA Event Highlights
AMSA Convention 2016
Come On A Trip to AMSA Convention: Join a group of AMSA international members on their trip to AMSA Convention 2016 and get a taste of what Convention is all about.
US Army at AMSA Convention
We were thrilled to have with us at Convention the 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion and the Medical Recruiting Brigade of the US Army. Read all about the excellent clinical skills sessions, medical facility tours, and Exposition display they provided to our attendees. Read More
Episode 31: Keeping creativity alive in med school
Is it possible to maintain a creative life outside of medical training? Is it worth it? One M.D./Ph.D. student found herself drifting away from her poetry amid the grind of training. Hear how she fought to stay in touch with her creativity and what value it brings to medicine.
From The Weekly Consult
“One last U.S. medical school still killed animals to teach surgery. But no more.” – Washington Post
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga became the last medical school in the U.S. to end the controversial practice of using live animals to teach surgical skills to students. Read More