National Leadership Opportunities


AMSA’s House of Delegates (HOD) convenes annually to elect the national officers of the Association. These national elections are an extremely important process for AMSA because they identify key leaders who will oversee how our Association operates during the upcoming year.

Each leadership position varies with respect to responsibility, time commitment, and previous experience required. 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 they are interested for more information.

For more information, contact AMSA’s Vice President for Internal Affairs at vpia@amsa.org or AMSA’s National Secretary at secretary@amsa.org.

Application Requirements

All applicants must submit the following documents along with their application:

  • AMSA Leadership & Volunteer Agreement (signed)
  • Resume/CV with all contact information removed
  • Letter of good standing (If your school requires contact information to send the letter directly to AMSA, please email Heather Flynn at hflynn@amsa.org. Sample letter of good standing).
  • Personal Narrative (Explains why you are involved in AMSA; what specifically interests you in the position; describes what you hope to accomplish if you are elected and highlights any relevant experiences, either in AMSA or other organizations, that qualify you for this position.  (1,000 words maximum). Sample narrative).

Position Applications

Board of Trustees Position Application
Membership Director Position Application
Action Committee Chair Position Application
Action Committee Coordinator Position Application
IFMSA Advisory Position Application
Academy Chair Position Application

Deadlines

Candidates for national office are encouraged to submit application materials by the following deadlines for the 2021—2022 leadership year:

The priority application deadline for Board of Trustees applications is February 6, 11:59 PM PT.

Candidates for President-Elect, Vice President-Elect 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 by February 6, the candidacies of medical student members without this prior experience shall be accepted. Candidates for all elected Board of Trustees positions shall be required to declare candidacy by February 27.

Board of Trustees applications for positions that remain open after the priority deadline are due by 11:59 PM PT. 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 PT. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

Action Committee and Team (ACT Exec) Chair applications are due by 11:59 PM PT. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

Action Committee and Team Coordinator applications are due by 11:59 PM PT. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

Members of the Board of Trustees employ skills in strategic organizational thinking, long-term planning, resource allocation, and advocacy to steward AMSA’s resources and  participate in all board-level decisions of the Association.

Membership Directors serve in each student membership category of the Association. Together MDs act as enthusiasts, troubleshooters, and organizers all while serving in the vital role that links the programming leadership with local chapters. Each MD will develop a workplan to build AMSA membership and to strategically engage the local chapters and members in AMSA events and initiatives.

AMSA’s committees represent areas the Association feels all medical students should value as vital in becoming a socially responsible physician/healer. Action Committee Leaders promote these areas of interest and associated projects to AMSA members on national, regional and local levels and are integral in helping AMSA maintain its dynamic view of medicine amidst tremendous and rapid change.

Action Committee & Team Chairs are responsible for directing the activities of his/her committee and overseeing the work of the committee coordinators.

AMSA’s committees represent areas the Association feels all medical students should value as vital in becoming a socially responsible physician/healer. Action Committee Leaders promote these areas of interest and associated projects to AMSA members on national, regional and local levels and are integral in helping AMSA maintain its dynamic view of medicine amidst tremendous and rapid change.

Action Committee & Team Coordinators work alongside the Chairs to accomplish Committee goals throughout the year.

AMSA represents the United States to the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), coordinating international collaboration on shared interests related to health.

Ideal candidates are those who have an interest in global health or health policy and prior experience in either of these areas, either through AMSA, on a local level, or through other related organizations.

The AMSA Academy strives to empower physicians-in-training to effect change in medicine, didactic, and experiential learning. Each program focuses on the value that health care must be patient-centered and enforces AMSA’s mission of fostering a community of future physicians through education and advocacy.