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.

AMSA Press Releases

March 18, 2021 AMSA Statement on Anti-Asian Racism and Violence
January 7, 2021 AMSA Statement on Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol
October 9, 2020 AMSA Statement on Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping
June 23, 2020 AMOpportunities Forges Landmark Partnership with American Medical Student Association
Dec 3, 2019 AMSA President on the Loss of Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan
Nov 19, 2019 AMSA Launches New Reproductive Health Project
May 29, 2019 AMSA Stands with Women in Missouri to #StoptheBans
Apr 12, 2019 Future physicians endorse Medicare for All
Apr 8, 2019 Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Signs Multi-Year Partnership with AMSA
Mar 13, 2019 AMSA Chapter at UCLA Fights for Affordable Meds
Mar 4, 2019 AMSA garners multi-year commitment from the nonprofit Humanologi Foundation
Feb 27, 2019 AMSA endorses health care for all through the Medicare for All Act of 2019
Feb 14, 2019 AMSA statement on federal gun violence prevention legislation and medical student education
Jan 18, 2019 AMSA selects the 2019-2020 Education & Advocacy Fellow
Jan 10, 2019 AMSA submits comments in response to administration’s latest attempt to reduce abortion
Dec 10, 2018 AMSA submits comments in response to proposed rulemaking: Inadmissibility on public charge grounds
Oct 24, 2018 AMSA Opposes Reported Federal Definition Excluding Transgender / Gender Non-Conforming Individuals
Oct 15, 2018 AMSA Takes a Deeper Look into Conflicts of Interest as It Relates to Health Policy
Sept 25, 2018 AMSA Opposes Proposed Public Charge Rule
July 29, 2018 AMSA Launches Med Out the Vote Campaign, Call to Action
July 10, 2018 AMSA Opposes Selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for United States Supreme Court
July 4, 2018 AMSA Stands With Immigrant Families
June 5, 2018 AMSA opposes proposed “gag rule” restricting access to abortion services
May 3, 2018 AMSA statement on physician and medical student suicide
Feb 13, 2018 AMSA Response To President’s FY2019 Budget Request: Uphold Promises, Prioritize Health And Education
Dec 4, 2017 AMSA Denounces Tax Plan, Endorses #RightToHealth: Improved Medicare for All Week of Action
Nov 1, 2017 AMSA Statement on CHAMPION Act: We Cannot Trade Public Health and Prevention to Save Other Programs
Oct 26, 2017 AMSA Issues Statement to Defer Gender “Normalizing” Surgeries for Children Born as Intersex
Oct 12, 2017 Executive Exemptions: AMSA Opposes President’s Affronts to Contraception, Healthcare Coverage, and Health Equity
Aug 10, 2017 AMSA Implores HHS Office of Civil Rights to Protect Transgender Persons from Discrimination
July 28, 2017 AMSA Denounces Commander-in-Chief’s Assault on Transgender Military Service Personnel Civil Liberties
July 14, 2017 AMSA Statement on BCRA 2.0: “People’s Lives are Not Negotiable.”
June 29, 2017 AMSA Joins Amicus Brief to Call for VA Support of Surgical Treatment for Transgender Veterans with Gender Dysphoria
June 26, 2017 The White Coats Are Coming: AMSA, Doctors Demand “Do No Harm” to GOP Senate Health Bill
June 15, 2017 AMSA Condemns Gun Violence, Supports Public Health Efforts Moving Forward
June 14, 2017 AMSA partners with for[MD] and MedPage Today to Launch Mentorship Program for AMSA Members
June 3, 2017 Paris Agreement Withdrawal: A Detriment to Public Health and Health Equity
June 1, 2017 AMSA Statement in Response to the President’s 2018 Budget Request
May 21, 2017 Potential Trump Education Budget: Funding Cuts Hurt Trainees, Physicians, Patients
May 5, 2017 AMSA Demands Senate Stand With Patients, Not Politics: Strike Down AHCA
April 21, 2017 AMSA Announces New Campaign, AWARE: A Week of Addiction and Recovery Education
April 19, 2017 The American Medical Student Association Marches for Science
March 30, 2017 AMSA Denounces Congress Playing Politics with Women’s Health
March 24, 2017 AMSA Celebrates Today, But Does Not Lose Sight of the Future
March 16, 2017 American Medical Student Association Stands in Opposition Against the American Health Care Act
March 6, 2017 American Medical Student Association Announces New Board of Trustees
March 2, 2017 AMSA Supports the Reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act
March 1, 2017 AMSA Responds on a National Scale to President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration
Feb 23, 2017 American Medical Student Association Visits Elected Officials During Annual Advocacy Day
Feb 3, 2017 67,000 People Urge Accrediting Body to Reject Work-Hour Proposal That Would Endanger Resident Doctors and Patients
Feb 2, 2017 The American Medical Student Association joins the Antibiotic Resistance Coalition to address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
Jan 30, 2017 American Medical Student Association Stands with Immigrant Communities & Decries President Trump’s Executive Order
Jan 6, 2017 American Medical Student Association Calls on Elected Officials to Protect Patients
Jan 4, 2017 Let the Games Begin: A Dose of Competition is Just What the Doctor Ordered
Dec 20, 2016 Resident Doctors Face Risk as Work Hours Increase Again – AMSA Responds
Dec 12, 2016 Beyond the Classroom: Medical Students Master More than Medicine
Dec 9, 2016 Distinguished Professionals Take Part in Cultivating Physicians-in-Training
Dec 7, 2016 Making Time for Medical School Conflict-of-Interest Policy Improvements
Dec 1, 2016 AMSA Condemns Trump’s Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services
Dec 1, 2016 Making the Grade: Medical School Conflict of Interest Policies Examined
Nov 9, 2016 We’ve Elected a New President, But What Does That Mean for Health Care?
Nov 7, 2016 AMSA Continues to Pressure the ACGME to Keep the 16-hour Limit for First-Year Residents
Nov 4, 2016 American Medical Student Association Annual Fall Conference Approaches
Aug 23, 2016 American Medical Student Association Partners with J3Personica for Medical Student Assessment Tool
June 27, 2016 American Medical Student Association Applauds the SCOTUS Decision on Whole Woman’s Health
June 12, 2016 American Medical Student Association Stands in Solidarity with the LGBTQ Community
May 10, 2016 North Carolina Health Professionals Speak Out Against Discriminatory House Bill 2: Detrimental to State Health
April 4, 2016 2016 AMSA Award Winners
March 9, 2016 AMSA & Public Citizen Renew Call for iCompare and FIRST Suspension and Investigation
Nov 12, 2015 AMSA and Public Citizen Send Complaint Letters Concerning FIRST and iCompare Trials
Nov 12, 2015 Medical Students, Health Advocates Decry Trans-Pacific Trade Deal as Attack on Affordable Medicines, Sweetheart Deal for Drug Companies at Press Conference and Street Theater at Pfizer Corporate Office
Oct 14, 2015 AMSA Opposes Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal–Bad for Public Health and Access to Medicines
June 26, 2015 AMSA Applauds SCOTUS Decision on Marriage Equality
June 25, 2015 AMSA Response to King v. Burwell Supreme Court Decision
June 2, 2015 AMSA Response to NEJM Conflict of Interest Series
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
April 16, 2014 American Medical Student Association Supports Dr. Murthy Appointment for U.S. Surgeon General
March 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