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AMSA Academy

A training ground for physician leaders

...because it takes more than medical school to make a physician.

Sponsored by Committee of Interns & Residents

AMSA Academy is a training ground for physician leaders, established by and for students. The Academy strives to empower medical students to effect change in medicine. Combining didactic with experiential learning, AMSA Academy courses take students through the core competencies of leadership and project implementation, while building on key principles of important topics in medicine.

Each program fosters the value of health care must be patient-centered, effective, efficient, safe, equitable, and timely, as identified by the Institute of Medicine. We see our mission as training physician leaders in order to transform the face of medicine.


  • One month long residential experience at a California retreat center
  • The first-ever student-run accredited medical school program, providing academic credit that is transferable to most medical schools
  • Participants include allopathic (MD), osteopathic (DO), & naturopathic (ND) students
  • Rigorous academics, “hands-on” learning, and life-changing experiences
  • Open to medical students only

Dates/Program App Deadline
Mar-Apr 2015
Humanistic Elective in Activism, Reflective Transformation, and Integrative Medicine (HEART-IM)
Rolling basis through Nov 1


  • Intensive experiences, 3–5 days in length, with both didactic and experiential learning components
  • Combines student-led and field expert-led sessions
  • Includes in-depth coverage of a specific subject supplemented with training in project planning, implementation & dissemination
  • Open to premedical, medical, resident and allied health members (unless otherwise noted)

Dates/Program App Deadline
June 15-20, 2014
Leadership & Education Program for Students in Integrative Medicine (LEAPS into IM)
Mar 31, 2014
June 16-20, 2014
AMSA/Columbia Summer Institute in Narrative Medicine
June 2, 2014
SeaCouver Study Tour
Pending Sponsorship*
Knowledge4GlobalHealth Leadership Institute
Pending Sponsorship*
Advocacy Leadership Institute
Pending Sponsorship*
Paul Ambrose Health Care for All Leadership Institute
Pending Sponsorship*
Fall 2014
Pharmaceutical Policy Leadership in Medicine Institute
February 2015
AMSA-SOMA Primary Care Interprofessional Leadership Institute
February 2015            
Medical Humanities Leadership Institute

*Sponsorship is being sought for these popular AMSA institutes. Check back momentarily for updates. If you are interesting in sponsoring any of these events, please contact for details.


  • Year-long distance learning courses structured around readings, response papers and conference call discussions led by field experts
  • Themes for the course change annually
  • Participants are partnered with mentors to facilitate continued learning
  • Open to medical and premedical students
  • All programs run from the Fall through the Spring.

Program App Deadline
Cultural Sensitivity Scholars Program Sept 15, 2013
Global Health Scholars Program Sept 15, 2013
Health Equity Scholars Program Sept 15, 2013
Integrative Medicine Scholars Program Sept 15, 2013
Medical Humanities Scholars Program Sept 15, 2013
Patient Safety Scholars Program Sept 15, 2013
Public Health Scholars Program Sept 15, 2013
Sexual Health Scholars Program Sept 15, 2013

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