AMSA Advocacy Leadership Summit

Building the next generation of physician leaders through advocacy and community organizing.

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA

November 10, 2018

A special documentary screening will be held at 5:00 pm on November 9, 2018, for those who can attend. This pre-summit event is optional.

Only 30 medical students will be accepted. Apply now! Application closes on October 26, 2018.

AMSA is committed to developing medical-trainee activists that use their voices to challenge the status quo and advocate for policies that provide our patients with better health outcomes. We are seeking 30 medical students interested in becoming instruments of social change in their communities. The Advocacy Leadership Summit will be a training ground for students that want to develop knowledge and skill in organized medicine. This summit will deliver keynote lectures and small-group training in the fundamentals of advocacy and coalition building.

At AMSA’s Advocacy Leadership Summit students will:

  • Learn effective communication skills for organizing and team-building
  • Receive training in campaign mapping and developing a successful campaign strategy
  • Distinguish key constituents for a campaign including targets, allies, opponents, and other influencers
  • Understand the legislative process and determine critical points where advocacy efforts can influence this process

For more information, contact AMSA Education & Advocacy Fellow Avanthi Jayaweera at


The registration fee is $29 for members and $40 for nonmembers. The registration fee includes refreshments and meals on Saturday. The registration fee does not include travel or housing.

We would like to thank the AMSA family and OATs (Old AMSA-types) whose generous support helped make this event possible. Because of their generosity, medical students are able to register for this event at significantly discounted rates.


Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

1201 E Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23298

All activities will take place on the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Campus in the McGlothlin Medical Education Center (MMEC) located at 1201 E Marshall Street, Richmond, VA, 23298.

About Membership:

As a member of AMSA, we offer multiple opportunities to get involved in our educational programming and advocacy initiatives. It takes more than medical school to make a physician. Apply today!