Scholars Programs

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.

Registration for the 2020-2021 Scholars Programs is now closed. Please contact with any questions regarding our online learning opportunities.

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 September and April 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.

This course utilizes Google Classroom, email access is required. Some institutions and email systems limit access to Google resources therefore some students may need to create a free Gmail email address to access course materials. Please direct questions to

AMSA programs/events have a no refund policy. If you would like to transfer your registration to another program/event or to another person to attend this program/event, please email