National Leadership Opportunities


At AMSA’s Annual Convention, the House of Delegates (HOD) elects the President Elect, Vice President for Membership, Vice President for Program Development, Vice President for Leadership Development, Secretary and International Trustee of the Association. These national elections are an extremely important process for AMSA because they identify key officers who will oversee how our Association operates during the upcoming year.

The position of Regional Director (RD) is one of the most vital in national AMSA. The RDs are elected by the chapters in their respective regions. RDs serve as a vital link between national leadership and staff and local chapters. Each RD will develop a workplan to strategically engage local chapters and members in their region. RDs are the primary information conduit between local chapters and the national officers, and they function as enthusiasts, troubleshooters and organizers rolled into one for their region.

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.

AMSA depends on dedicated student leaders to devote their extracurricular time and energy on their responsibilities as national leaders. Each leadership position varies greatly with respect to responsibility, time commitment and previous experience required. However, each requires a good working knowledge of our organization, dedication and excitement for AMSA.

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 you are interested for more information. AMSA is your organization and we encourage you to be involved at whatever level is best for you.

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

DEADLINES

Candidates for national office are encouraged to submit application materials by the following deadlines for the 2018—2019 leadership year:

Board of Trustees Priority Deadline applications for President Elect, Vice President for Membership (VPM), Vice President for Leadership Development (VPLD) and Vice President for Program Development (VPPD) are due by 11:59 PM PST, February 6, 2018.

Per the 2016 CBIA, Section IB (2) says: Candidates for President-Elect, Vice President 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 30 days prior to election, the candidacies of medical student members without this prior experience shall be accepted. Candidates for all positions on the Board of Trustees shall be required to declare candidacy seven (7) days prior to elections. No candidates for these positions shall be permitted to run from the floor. National leaders may still submit application materials for President Elect, VPM, VPPD and VPLD after February 6, 2018, but not to the exclusion of medical members without leadership experience.

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

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

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