And something tells us that you are, too.
We’re an inspired alliance of roughly 30,000 medical students from all over the globe—eager to learn, network and grow—to reshape healthcare to better serve people. All people.
As an AMSA member, you can:
ADVOCATE for change
Take that issue that keeps you up at night and convert it into action through our programs and training. You’ll hit the ground running through one of our Action Committees or grassroots campaigns—paving the way for great things once you’re out of school. Take Dr. Leana Wen, for example, former AMSA activist and health commissioner of Baltimore.
LEARN — deeply.
If you’ve for a particular interest, we’ve likely got an educational program, networking opportunity or event for you to explore and drill deeper. Online classes, scholars programs and events focused on specific fields or issues—run by a mighty network of experts, physicians and innovators.
LEAD — learn the ropes.
Some experts call them “soft skills,” but at AMSA, we look at personal and professional development as some of the most powerful tools you’ll own as a physician. Flex your leadership muscles by serving as a leader on your campus, or even nationally. Learn the skills that medical schools often don’t offer: how to listen, how to communicate, how to run an effective business and more.
SURVIVE med school.
Let’s be honest—medical school years are likely to be some of the toughest you’ll experience. AMSA exists to support you on this journey; to remind you that self-care is essential; to help you synthesize the news, trends and ever-changing landscape of medicine through our magazine (award-winning, mind you) and communications. Many think of us as family—a diverse, impassioned network that supports one another in meaningful ways.
GET DEALS + discounts.
Because med school fees are everywhere, we offer some serious discounts + offers such as test prep discounts; free, online counseling from BetterHelp; learning resources from UpToDate® and more; Wolters Kluwer editions. You’ll want to know about these—we’re continually adding new deals like travel discounts for interviews, help for home-buying post- graduation and more.
PREPARE for Match.
You’ve got the medical acumen. Now, to convey your strengths, goals and interests to the right residency programs in right ways! Our Applied Match Preparation helps you develop and polish your statement, interview like a boss, and arm you with the confidence to nail the right match for you.