AMSA Academy

The American Medical Student Association Academy is a training ground for physician leaders established by students, for students. The AMSA Academy strives to empower physicians-in-training to effect change in medicine, didactic, and experiential learning. Each program focuses on the value that health care must be patient-centered and enforces AMSA’s mission of fostering a community of future physicians through education and advocacy.

The AMSA Academy offers an online learning community of programs and courses open to premedical and medical students. See below to learn more about programs, overviews, and registration requirements. Registration for the 2019-2020 Scholars Programs COMING SOON!

Academy Topics

Peruse the topic areas below, take a look at the associated syllabi, and select the best program for you. AMSA Academy provides you the opportunity to learn about topics not fully addressed in the traditional medical school curriculum. You’ll also have the chance to:

  • Hear from subject matter experts and ask them your own questions
  • Create projects in your school or community to make positive change
  • Establish connections with other students across the country
  • Participate in a longitudinal, online program that demonstrates scholarship
  • Gain knowledge that sets you apart from other medical students.

Available programs exclusively for premedical students

Course Structure

Each course is a community of interested physicians-in-training, engaged to learn more about a specific topic. Courses are facilitated by one or two dedicated AMSA members who serve as Course Directors. These Course Directors organize a curriculum, invite experts in their respective fields to come and expand your understanding of the topic, and provide valuable feedback. The courses range in size from 10 to 50 participants. Course Directors will facilitate between 8 and 20 sessions between the months of October and March with sessions structured around online presentations, readings, and discussions. At the end of their experience, participants develop a project utilizing the knowledge gained from the course. The projects are an application of their new skills, as well as a professional development opportunity in the participant’s school or community. Throughout the experience, participants gain valuable mentorship from their Course Directors, fellow Scholars, and partner organizations to enhance their projects.

Who Should Register

AMSA Academy Scholars are a versatile group of passionate individuals with different interests, experiences, and levels of knowledge of their program topic. Students who have the curiosity to ask why the status quo exists and the creativity to challenge it in productive ways. Students who want to share their new-found knowledge with their colleagues. Programs will foster an online community for students to work together with experts in order to gain new perspectives, knowledge, and clinical skills.

AMSA Student Member $35
Non-Member $49

Registration for all programs and courses closed October 7, 2018.

Registration Policies

AMSA programs/events have a no refund policy. If you would like to transfer your registration to another person to attend this event, please email Registrations are not transferable to another event.

Waiver of Liability
Each individual attending and/or participating in this program/event assumes all risks associated with his/her attendance and participation in all on- and off -site activities that occur during this time. By registering you agree to indemnify and hold harmless AMSA, and its governing bodies, officers and employees from all loss, damage or liability arising out of or related to your attendance and/or participation at this program/event.

Photograph, Video, Audio Release
AMSA has official photographers/videographers for their programs/events. Photo/video/audio taken may be used in future marketing, publicity, promotions, advertising and training activities for AMSA. By registering for this event, you agree to allow AMSA to use the photographs/video/audio – which may include you – in all media formats world wide.

Information Release
By registering for this program/event, you acknowledge that your email address may be included on attendee lists made available to AMSA’s exhibitors and sponsors for this event. You will only receive email regarding this event and only during the time-frame leading up to and immediately after the event.