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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

Wanted: clinical article submissions for JAMA

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is seeking submissions for JAMA Clinical Challenge articles and the journal's new feature, diagnostic test imaging.

JAMA Clinical Challenge articles are regularly published in JAMA and involve the interpretation of a clinical image. While the new diagnostic test imaging series has not yet been published, JAMA is now accepting submissions for it.

These articles are ideal for writing teams of medical students or resident physicians partnered with attending physicians. JAMA's instructions for authors provide details on the requirements for both article types.

Interested authors should start by sending an email to JAMA Deputy Editor Ed Livingston, MD, and viewing a recently published example of a JAMA Clinical Challenge article. For more information on how to submit figures, read The JAMA Network's Guidelines for Figures in Accepted Manuscripts. JAMA will not consider manuscripts that do not follow these guidelines.

AMA members receive full online access to The JAMA Network, which includes JAMA and nine specialty journals. Activate your subscription today.

MSS Member Resources

Succeeding from Medical School to Practice
This comprehensive, easy-to-navigate resource includes a wealth of valuable information plus streaming video to help medical students navigate medical school and transition into residency and practice.

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