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Internships and Fellowships

AMA Government Relations Advocacy Fellowship

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2016

The AMA Government Relations Advocacy Fellowship (GRAF) offers medical students a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the intersection of organized medicine and the federal government as it relates to advocacy and policy-making. One Fellow is selected each spring to work in Washington, D.C., as a full-time, paid member of the AMA's federal advocacy team for one year.

For more information, visit www.ama-assn.org/go/graf

FDA-AMA Elective Rotation

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. PDT on Dec. 1, 2016

FDA-AMA Medical Student and Resident Elective Rotation Program

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement (PASE) is offering 4 week elective rotations for AMA medical student and resident members at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). Two (2) residents and (1) medical student will receive a stipend from the AMA as well as an opportunity to meet with AMA staff at the District of Columbia office. The FDA may select additional applicants beyond those who receive a stipend from the AMA.

During the rotation, the interns will be assigned to a preceptor, a medical officer at CDER, and will work directly with their preceptor on issues related to drug development, drug review and drug safety. They will also have the opportunity to learn about FDA’s regulatory activities and its role in enhancing collaboration with health care professionals, patients and patient advocacy groups. The start date is flexible, but the rotation must be completed in 2017.

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AMA JAMA Elective

Application deadline: rolling

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), one of the foremost medical journals in the world, offers a 4-week elective in medical editing for 4th-year medical students who meet certain criteria.

Contact Robert Golub, MD, JAMA Senior Editor, for more information

AMPAC Candidate Workshop

Application deadline: Dec. 10, 2015

The American Medical Association Political Action Committee (AMPAC) Candidate Workshop is designed for AMA members who are considering a run for public office, and includes training on campaign strategy and media advertising, as well as hands-on sessions in public speaking and fundraising.

All costs for AMA members, except transportation to the Washington, D.C., metro area, are borne by AMPAC.

Medical student admission is limited.

Learn more and apply to attend the Candidate Workshop

AMPAC Campaign School

Application deadline: Jan. 29, 2016

The American Medical Association Political Action Committee (AMPAC) Campaign School program is intended for AMA members who wish to become involved in the political process as advocates and volunteers for medicine-friendly candidates. The School is organized around a simulated congressional campaign, where participants are put on campaign "staff" teams and attend daily lectures on campaign strategy, media advertising, and political fundraising. Each team participates in nightly exercises such as creating a campaign strategy, taping a radio commercial, and writing a political fundraising letter.

All costs for AMA members, except transportation to the Washington, D.C., metro area, are borne by AMPAC.

Medical student admission is limited.

Learn more and apply to attend Campaign School

HHMI Research Training Fellowship

Application deadline: January 2015

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Training Fellowship provide funds to support fellows and meet their research- and education- related expenses. HHMI awards the fellowships through an annual competition. The fellowship provides support for one year of full-time research training in fundamental biomedical research and includes a stipend, a research allowance to meet a fellow’s research-related expenses, and a fellow’s allowance to be used for health care and education-related expenses incurred as part of the fellowship.

Fellowship research must be conducted at an academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States, excluding the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Learn more and apply for an HHMI Research Training Fellowship