Future physicians — bonded together in a time of crisis.
We’re the next generation physicians, healers and first responders — and as such, we are eager to support the COVID-19 response in effective ways. We bring the drive, commitment and spirit to help during this time of crisis.
At AMSA, we’re more inspired than ever to fight for better systems, processes and policies to better serve physicians now and moving forward. This involves you. All of us. Together.
We’re glad you’re here. Check back regularly and often—and follow us here to receive the first-alerts when new assets drop. We’ll be adding to this as we go!
We’ve taken our action-packed, 3-day annual convention and have transformed it to be fully virtual—so all can attend from the safety of their homes, from all corners of the globe. 30+ sessions, SIM challenges (yes! those!), virtual health fair, break-out sessions and Advocacy Day—with special focus on COVID-19.
Together, we are a mighty force. AMSA will pull from its network of experts and activists to arm you with the tools, scripts and the means to help combat COVID-19 and support health care efforts now. Watch this space.
2020 AMSA Advocacy Day
During AMSA’s 2020 National Convention, students raised their voices with Congressional offices to advocate for their patients facing impacts of the coronavirus crisis. The crisis has highlight glaring health disparities and the failings of our broken, profit-driven health care system. Students met with Congressional staffers to demand the COVID response puts patients first.
Health Disparities in the COVID-19 and Climate Crises
AMSA calls attention to the parallels between the health disparities seen in the COVID-19 and climate crises. Future physicians will not stand in silence as we face these invisible public health threats.
→ Take Action – Sign-On Invitation : In Face of COVID-19 Future Physicians Call for Urgent Action Connecting Health Disparities & Climate Change
→ Join AMSA’s Environmental Health Action Committee and host a virtual event with your chapter to take action and spread awareness on this critical public health emergency, view and download our Earth Day 2020 toolkit here.
The Health Care Workforce
The pandemic has affected communities in very different ways. The response by health care systems will be different in each community. Medical students are playing a critical role in the response effort. We must do our part to protect our frontline health care workers.
→ Take action: use this script to call on your Senator to #GetUsPPE
Racism & COVID-19
AMSA strongly condemns the use of the term “Chinese coronavirus” and other racially-charged epithets in the government’s response to this crisis. AMSA calls on other elected officials and leaders to join us in condemning this racist and xenophobic rhetoric surrounding COVID-19.
→ Take action: Sign on to our open letter to elected officials to condemn racist rhetoric and policies
Access to testing, treatments, and a vaccine
Through its Just Medicine campaign, AMSA has long acknowledged that as the primary funder of research and development of treatments, vaccines, and basic research, U.S. citizens deserve equitable access to these innovations. As a member of the Lower Drug Prices Now coalition, AMSA is fighting for affordable medications for all.
→ Take action: Call Your Congress Members
→ Use this call-in script to demand equitable access to the resources to respond to COVID-19
→ Join AMSA & our partners for a digital town hall in your community