The people of the American Medical Association are what make this organization strong. Our members, delegates, trustees, council members, section members, medical societies and countless other physicians, medical students and staff all play an integral role in the AMA and contribute to its success.
Twenty-one men and women comprise our Board of Trustees—they guide the AMA as it sets standards and policy for the medical profession. Our House of Delegates is the primary policy-setting body of the AMA. Its delegate and alternate delegates represent organizations from around the nation such as state, local and specialty medical societies.
The elected or appointed members of our seven AMA Councils concentrate their efforts on developing an expert understanding of specific issues related to such matters as ethics, science and medical education, so that they can make recommendations on policy.
The AMA provides career support and opportunities for involvement through our member groups and sections, which range from the Medical Student Section to the Women Physicians Section, and our various coalitions and consortiums, such as the Litigation Center of the AMA and the State Medical Societies, are active in various efforts to improve the professional environment for physicians.