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).
  • A video of your campaign speech will be required. View an example campaign speech video here. Videos can be submitted by uploading in the applications below, or by emailing to hflynn@amsa.org.

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 Chair and Action Committee Coordinator positions are encouraged to submit application materials by March 22, 2021 by 11:59 PST.

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.

Applications for the Board of Trustees for 2021 have closed.

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.

Applications for these positions are open until March 22, 2021 at 11:59 PST.

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.

Applications for these positions are open until March 22, 2021 at 11:59 PST.

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.

Applications for these positions are open until March 22, 2021 at 11:59 PST.