The AMSA-GoodRx Education and Advocacy Fellow is a unique position for an AMSA medical student member to spend a year augmenting their formal medical training with the opportunity to delve deeply into critical issues affecting physicians-in-training, health policy, practice and regulation, and medical professionalism. AMSA fellows serve multiple roles while working closely with AMSA staff and national leaders to enhance educational programming and advocacy initiatives throughout the organization.
In terms of the experiential education offered, AMSA fellows benefit from providing leadership and contributing to the strategic direction on several areas within the organization. The objectives include learning and refining the fellow’s skills in grassroots organizing, leadership development, strategic planning, and advocacy.
Core Components of the AMSA-GoodRx Education and Advocacy Fellow Program
A qualified candidate for the AMSA-GoodRx Education and Advocacy Fellow must be:
Candidates are not expected to have significant experience in areas such as teaching, curriculum design or grassroots organizing, but must be enthusiastic and motivated to learn to become a leader in these areas over the course of their fellowship. Ideal candidates are energetic, well organized, creative, and passionate about AMSA’s mission and goals. AMSA fellowships are highly desired and they provide a unique learning opportunity for motivated students who enjoy organizing projects, cultivating strong leaders, and problem-solving in a high-intensity, productive, and evolving environment. The AMSA-GoodRx Education and Advocacy Fellow is paid an hourly fee for the work performed (estimated to be 10-20 hours a week).