AMSA Press Room

AMSA’s Core Purpose:
AMSA inspires a community of future physicians
through education and advocacy.

For more than 60 years, the American Medical Student Association has been committed to improving medical training and advancing the profession of medicine. AMSA members include medical and premedical students, residents and practicing physicians. They are future physician leaders who believe that health professionals and patients are partners in the management and maintenance of health, and that access to high-quality health care is a right and not a privilege. (Find AMSA press releases below.)


AMSA Press Releases

Feb 17, 2015 AMSA/UAEM Supports HEAL Act in Addressing Public Health Predicament of Anti-Microbial Resistance
Sept. 29, 2014 Fewer than one in five teaching hospitals make the grade on conflict-of-interest policies
July 31, 2014 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Threatens Patient-Provider Relationship
July 17, 2014 AMSA Selects Noreen Rich as Director of Membership
July 1, 2014 American Medical Student Association Disappointed with Court Decision Allowing Denial of Contraceptive Coverage
June 26, 2014 New AMSA Scorecard Reflects Stronger Standards for Conflicts of Interest Policies
Apr 16, 2014 American Medical Student Association Supports Dr. Murthy Appointment for U.S. Surgeon General
Mar 25, 2014 Nova Southeastern University Medical Student Becomes National President of American Medical Student Association
Feb 24, 2014 AMSA Selects Joshua Caulfield as Executive Director
Dec 20, 2013 GlaxoSmithKline Changes Marketing Practices; One Step Closer to 100% Evidence-Based Medicine
Nov 22, 2013 Physicians and Scientists-in-Training Push for Access in TPP Negotiations
Oct 7, 2013 Health Care Reform Exemplifies Importance of Primary Care
Oct 1, 2013 As Open Enrollment Launches, AMSA Educates Members, Patients
June 26, 2013 American Medical Student Association Applauds Ruling to Strike Down Defense of Marriage Act
June 24, 2013 Medical Students Responds to Supreme Court Decision in Fisher vs. University of Texas
June 18, 2013 Supreme Court Decision on Pay-For-Delay Not Strong Enough; Says American Medical Student Association
June 17, 2013 Medical Students Oppose Doubling Interest Rates on Stafford Student Loans

AMSA in the News

Actively involved in the evolving face of medicine, AMSA is regularly mentioned in various media outlets.

Dec. 1, 2014 Doctors and Health Care Providers to Hold Press Conference to Call Upon the Senate to Confirm Dr. Murthy as Surgeon General
Sept. 8, 2014 Hobby Lobby decision a blow to practice of medicine (Miami Herald)
Apr 14, 2014 Medical Schools Need to Keep Pace With a Changing Society (INSIGHT into Diversity)
Apr 1, 2014 Pay for Academic Leaders on Pharma Boards Tops $300K (Medscape)
Mar 31, 2014 FDA Panel Recommends Two New Antibiotics (Wall Street Journal)
Mar 27, 2014 $1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap (Associated Press)
Mar 24, 2014 Medical Students Receive Honors at National Convention (UConn Today)
Mar 22, 2014 Students told road to becoming physician requires passion (Times Leader)
Mar 18, 2014 The Envelope, Please! Students Eagerly Await Match Day Friday (MedPage Today)
Mar 12, 2014 Breathing Exercises that Let Go of Emotional Strains (Only My Health)
Feb 22, 2014 Orthopaedics professor at School of Medicine honored with national award (Huntington News)
Feb 18, 2014 Students Gather to Ponder Primary Care, Team-based Training (AAFP News)
Feb 14, 2014 Florida may allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition (Orlando Sentinel)
Feb 3, 2014 AHIMA’s Perspective, “Study: EHR beliefs tied to gender, personality” (MultiBrief)
Jan 25, 2014 5 shady ways the drug industry is influencing your doctor (Salon)
Jan 13, 2014 Should medical school be shortened to three years? Some programs try fast tracking. (Washington Post)
Dec 17, 2013 Other drugmakers likely to follow GlaxoSmithKline in halting doc payments (Modern Healthcare)
Dec 11, 2013 Pew task force speaks: No pharma reps, speaking fees or gifts for med school docs (Fierce Pharma)
Dec 10, 2013 Task Force: Ban Drug Reps From ‘Ivory Towers’ (MedPage Today)
Dec 6, 2013 Medical Students Provide Thanksgiving Dinner (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Nov 14, 2013 Debt contagion (Times Higher Education)
Oct 24, 2013 Medical School Applications and Enrollments Hit Record High This Year (The Chronicle for Higher Education)
Oct 17, 2013 Time to Rally Around the Global Fund (Harvard Crimson)
Oct 7, 2013 Are med schools failing future docs? (Healthcare IT News)
Sept 2013 Leadership in Academic Medicine: Preparing the Next Generation of Physician Leaders (AAMC Reporter)
Sept 23, 2013 “Trust me, I’m a professor!” Evidence, medical schools & students (Scientific American)
Aug 28, 2013 Conflict-of-interest scorecard expands to teaching hospitals (American Medical News)
July 9, 2013 Some Doctors Questioning Whether Shorter Shifts For Interns Are Endangering Patients (Washington Post)
July 8, 2013 Physician Payment Disclosure Under Health Care Reform (Medscape)
June 27, 2013 How Increasing Medical School Enrollment Affects MD Hopefuls (U.S. News & World Report)
May 13, 2013 Drug companies’ millions boost research while raising questions (Democrat and Chronicle)
Apr 12, 2013 For Doctors, Fewer Perks and Free Lunches (Wall Street Journal)
Apr 11, 2013 Medical School at $278,000 Means Even Bernanke Son Has Debt (Bloomberg)