All elected national leaders are expected and fully funded to attend AMSA's Building on Foundations National Leadership Meeting (dates TBA), at AMSA Headquarters in Sterling, VA.
AMSA’s Annual Convention offers each member the chance to become more involved in the organization. Unlike any other medical student organization, AMSA is run entirely by physicians-in-training.
AMSA depends on dedicated student leaders to devote their extracurricular time and energy on their responsibilities as national leaders. Each leadership position varies greatly with respect to responsibility, time commitment and previous experience required. However, each requires a good working knowledge of our organization, dedication and excitement for AMSA.
The following briefly describe the positions available, as well as the election and application process for each position. Candidates should review our website to gain a working knowledge of our organization and should also feel free to contact the person who currently holds the position in which you are interested for more information. AMSA is your organization and we encourage you to be involved at whatever level is best for you.
For more information, contact Vice President for Internal Affairs, Deb Hall, at firstname.lastname@example.org or National Secretary, Meaghan Fox, at email@example.com.
Candidates for national office are encouraged to submit application materials by the following deadlines for the 2014-2015 leadership year:
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
- Priority Deadline for President Elect, Vice President for Membership (VPM), Vice President for Leadership Development (VPLD) and Vice President for Program Development (VPPD). Per the 2013 CBIA, Section IB (2) says: Candidates for President-Elect, Vice President for Membership, Vice President for Leadership Development, and Vice President for Program Development offices shall have had prior AMSA leadership experience as either a national Trustee or Officer. In the event that less than two candidates with this experience requirement have declared their candidacy 30 days prior to election (February 6, 2014), the candidacies of medical student members without this prior experience shall be accepted. Candidates for all positions on the Board of Trustees shall be required to declare candidacy seven (7) days prior to elections. No candidates for these positions shall be permitted to run from the floor. National leaders may still submit application materials for President Elect, VPM, VPPD and VPLD after February 6, 2014, but not to the exclusion of medical members without leadership experience. BOT candidate application materials should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Board of Trustees applications are due by 11:59 PM PST and should be submitted to email@example.com. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.
Medical Regional Director, International Regional Director and Premedical Regional Director applications are due by 11:59 PM PST and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for these positions will continue to be accepted until speeches on Thursday, March 6. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be posted on the website.
- Action Committee and Team (ACT Exec) Chair applications are due by 11:59 PM PST and should be submitted to email@example.com. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.
Materials received on time will be posted online and made available in the HOD. This early deadline allows chapters to review the candidates' credentials before convention. Cover letters and CVs received after the deadline, but prior to February 28, will be posted online on a bi-weekly basis and made available in the HOD (with an indication of the date received).
Leadership positions & deadlines may be subject to change.