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Member Groups and Sections

Medical Student Section (MSS)
The AMA-MSS is dedicated to representing medical students, improving medical education, developing leadership, and promoting activism for the health of America. The AMA-MSS is the largest and most influential organization of medical students in the country.

Resident and Fellow Section (RFS)
The AMA-RFS represents and advocates for resident physicians, provides essential career development resources and educates residents about issues facing the profession. All AMA members who are currently in residency or fellowship programs are members of the AMA-RFS.

Young Physicians Section (YPS)
Representing a quarter of all practicing physicians, the AMA-YPS represents the needs of physicians who are under 40 years of age, or in their first eight years of practice. The AMA-YPS works to develop products and services of interest to young physicians and helps to develop and carry out policy that will allow physicians to accomplish their highest goal: to provide the best care for their patients.

Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS)
As the only national policy-making forum for medical staff, leaders of hospitals and other health care delivery systems, the AMA-OMSS offers members educational programs, information, advocacy and networking opportunities.

Integrated Physician Practice Section (IPPS)
The mission of the IPPS is to advance, through policy and education, the interests of multispecialty, physician-led, integrated health care delivery, and groups actively working toward such systems of coordinated care.

Women Physicians Section (WPS)
With more than 63,000 members, the AMA-WPS aims to increase the number and influence of women physicians in leadership roles, as well as advocate for and advance the understanding of women’s health issues. All women AMA members are members of the AMA-WPS.

Minority Affairs Section (MAS)
The AMA-MAS provides a national forum for advocacy on minority health issues and professional concerns of minority physicians and medical students. Members can help shape AMA policy and develop minority leadership opportunities.

International Medical Graduates (IMG)
Representing 35,000 members, the AMA-IMG represents and promotes the interests of physicians who graduated from medical schools outside of the United States or Canada.

Senior Physicians Section (SPS)
All AMA member physicians age 65 years and over are members of the AMA-SPS. The group provides a way for senior physicians to stay connected to the profession and to their colleagues, and to help shape advocacy efforts.

Section on Medical Schools (SMS)
Through the AMA-SMS, all U.S. medical schools have a voice in the AMA House of Delegates. The AMA-SMS offers a forum for discussing and developing policies on medical education and national health care issues.

GLBT Advisory Committee
The AMA Advisory Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Issues enhances AMA policy, advocacy and education on GLBT concerns, and provides a forum for involvement, mentoring and networking for GLBT physicians and medical students.

Office of International Medicine
The AMA Office of International Medicine (OIM) was established in 1978 to position the Association as one of the leaders in international health, to provide a global perspective for AMA health policy development, to enable the Association to influence international health policy, and to improve the level and quality of health care worldwide.

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