Scholars Programs

The AMSA Scholars Programs are a training ground for physician leaders established by students, for students. The Scholars Programs strive 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 Fall Scholars Programs is now closed.

Spring program registration will open in October 2021. For questions regarding upcoming programming email

2021-2022  Spring Programs

Spring programs are still being finalized. More information will be available soon.

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 July 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

Free to AMSA members, the Scholars Programs are comprised of 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.

2021-2022  Fall Programs (registration now closed)

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