Take Part in Career Development Opportunities
National Leadership Positions
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.
Candidates should have 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! Learn more
The AMSA Fellowship Program is an intensive one-year long educational immersion experience. Through experiential education, mentorship, professional development opportunities, and individual scholarly pursuits, fellows support AMSA’s vision while gaining knowledge about organizational development and leadership. Learn more
Get Involved with AMSA's Action Committees, Campaigns & Initiatives
For years, AMSA’s action committee leaders have referred to their groups as the heart and soul of AMSA. And in many ways they are. AMSA’s committees represent areas the Association feels all medical students should value as vital in becoming a socially responsible physician/healer. They 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. Getting involved with AMSA Action Committees is one of the best ways to learn, network, and take an active role in AMSA activities. Learn more
Campaigns & Initiatives
AIDS Advocacy Network
With the World Health Organization (WHO) and international community committed to end the AIDS pandemic as a global public health threat by 2030, the AIDS Advocacy Network (AAN) is a group of health professional students who build the movement to advocate for issues from health equity and destigmatization of HIV, to global access to medicines and other causes that support the WHO Call to Action.
Health Care for All
AMSA believes that access to comprehensive health services must be recognized and protected as a basic human right, and supports a publicly and progressively financed, privately delivered federal single payer system of high quality, affordable health care for all persons. In its absence, we support health care reform that expands comprehensive coverage and access for all persons living in the United States.
Participate in a Week of Action
See How AMSA Advocates for Evidence-Based Medicine
For the past decade, there has been a growing chorus of voices comprised of citizens, politicians and healthcare leaders calling for attention to the conflicts of interest in medicine. These conflicts of interests have led to an erosion of trust that is the foundation of the doctor-patient relationship. Medical schools and academic medical centers have played a powerful leadership role in setting new standards for the profession.
In 2007, The American Medical Student Association AMSA released the first Scorecard. The Scorecard has been updated over time, and we are proud of the rigorous and transparent methodology used to assess medical school policies. All policies will be blinded and rated by multiple reviewers for the core policy domains. Please visit the methodology section of the AMSA Scorecard for full details on these policy domains and rating system.