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Medical Student Section

The AMA Medical Student Section (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.

AMA-MSS News and Announcements

Excellence in Medicine Award applications due February 28, 2016 by 5 p.m. CST
The AMA Foundation, with support from Pfizer Inc., offers a premier awards program that recognizes physicians and medical students who exemplify the highest values of volunteerism, leadership and dedication to underserved populations and presents inspirational physician stories to the medical community and public. Leadership Award applications are now available.

Minority Scholars Award applications due March 4, 2016, at 5 p.m. CST.
The AMA Foundation, in collaboration with the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) and with support from Pfizer Inc., offers medical student tuition assistance scholarships through the Minority Scholars Award program.
Information on the Minority Scholars Award program and how to apply is now available to medical schools.

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MSS Member Resources

AMA Career Planning Resource
Find information on everything you need to navigate medical school and transition into residency and practice—from how to write a CV and find a residency program to how to manage your student loans.

FREIDA
This Resource allows students to research residency training locations throughout the country, offering a comprehensive database consisting of over 9000 graduate medical education programs.

AMA Membership Benefits
As an AMA member, medical students are entitled to a large number of complimentary resources and discounts on useful products!

Financial Aid/Debt Management Information and Resources
The AMA is committed to helping students obtain information on financial aid and debt management resources.

Videos on MSS membership and participation

  • Future Physician Leaders: MSS leaders and participants discuss the benefits of becoming involved in the MSS and attending the national meetings
  • Experience the AMA Anew: This video showcases the "Doctors Back to School" service project, as well as an AMA networking function.
  • Reference Committee Policy Making: Students engaging in debate and creating policy during a reference committee at the 2012 Annual Meeting.

MSS Meetings and Events

Medical Student Opportunities

The AMA and the MSS offer members numerous leadership positions and other opportunities to get involved!