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Constitution & Bylaws /
Internal Affairs
Preamble, Purposes and Principles

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  1. Name
  2. Objectives
  3. Membership
  4. Chapters
  5. Suspension or Revocation of a Chapter
  6. Withdrawal of a Chapter
  7. Leadership
  8. House of Delegates
  9. Finances
  10. Official Records
  11. Parliamentary Authority
  12. Discrimination
  13. Insignia
  14. Publication
  15. Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws



  1. Elections of the Officers and Trustees of the Association
  2. The Board of Trustees
  3. The Board of Regional Directors
  4. The Board of International Regional Directors
  5. The Board of Premedical Regional Directors
  6. Action Committees and Teams
  7. Executive Board of the Action Committees
  8. IFMSA
  9. Campaigns
  10. Interest Groups
  11. The D.O. Advisory Board
  12. The N.D. Advisory Board
  13. The Executive Director
  14. Student Office Fellows
  15. Liaisons of the Association
  16. Structure of the Regions
  17. Structure of the Local Chapters
  18. Annual Meeting
  19. AMSA Conferences
  20. Policy of the Association
  21. Policy Formulation of the Association
  22. Review of Association Principles
  23. Regarding The New Physician Magazine
  24. Advertising Policy Formulation
  25. AMSA-Sponsored Activities
  26. Strategic Planning and Strategic Priorities


Principals Regarding:

  • Accreditation
  • Activism
  • Admission to Medical School
  • Aging
  • Allied Health-Care Professionals and Personnel
  • Bioethics
  • Campaign Finance, Elections and Political Action 
  • Care of the Homeless and Indigent
  • Child and Adolescent Health Care
  • Climate Change
  • Death and Dying
  • Dietary Supplements
  • the Environment
  • Financing of Medical Education
  • the FDA's Prohibition on Men Who Have Sex With Men From Donating Blood and Sperm Products
  • the Food Industry
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gender Identity
  • Genetics
  • Graduate Medical Education and Specialty Distribution
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Equity
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and HIV-Related Illnesses
  • Human Research Participants
  • Human Rights
  • Immigrant Health
  • Integrative, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM)
  • International Health
  • International Medical Schools and Graduates
  • International Trade Agreements
  • Intersex Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Center Recovery After a Catastrophic Event
  • Medical Education—Curriculum Design
  • Medical Education—Curriculum Content
  • Medical Education Mission Statements
  • Medical Education and the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Medicare and Social Security
  • Mental Health
  • Minority Representation and Affirmative Action
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Patients’ Rights
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
  • Physician Aid in Dying
  • Physician Competence
  • Physician Impairment
  • Physician Payment Reform
  • Physician-Scientists
  • Physicians and Conflict
  • Physicians and the Armed Forces
  • Physician Unionization
  • Poverty and Public Assistance
  • Premedical Education
  • Preventive Medicine and Public Health
  • Primary Care and Family Medicine
  • Professionalism and Professional Liability
  • Representation of Women in Medicine
  • Quality, Affordable Health Care For All in the United States: Coverage, Access, and Delivery
  • Reproductive Rights, Family Planning and Sex Education
  • Research
  • Resident and Student Work Hours
  • Service in Underserved Areas and Service Obligations
  • Sexuality
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Terrorism
  • Treatment of Prisoners of War and Enemy Combatants
  • Use of Illegal Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
  • Violence and Hate Crimes
  • Vivisection in Medical Education
  • War and Military Action
  • Wellness of Medical Students and House Staff
  • Work and the Work Environment

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