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National Leadership Positions

MSS Governing Council

Term of service: One year, commencing in June (except for Chair-elect and Immediate Past Chair)

The AMA-MSS Governing Council (GC) acts as the "board" for the AMA-MSS in that its members direct the programs and activities of the Section on a national level. The GC consists of eight members from medical schools nationwide who each serve a one-year term, including: Chair, Vice Chair, Delegate, Alternate Delegate, At-Large Officer, Speaker, Vice Speaker and Chair-Elect/Immediate Past-Chair (each serving 6 months).

Learn more about the MSS Governing Council

Candidate applications are generally due in May (for elections at Annual meetings in June) or early October (for elections at Interim meetings in November). Please refer to the MSS national meeting Web page or contact the MSS for exact deadlines.

Apply to serve on the 2014-2015 MSS Governing Council (Word)

AMA-MSS Standing Committees

Application deadline: June 30, 2014

Appointed annually by the AMA-MSS Governing Council (GC), the MSS Standing Committees support the mission of the AMA-MSS by performing various tasks as requested by the GC. Tasks and responsibilities vary by Committee.

Learn more and apply to serve on a Standing Committee

AMA-MSS Standing Committees - Mid Year

Application deadline: TBD

Appointed annually by the AMA-MSS Governing Council (GC), the MSS Standing Committees support the mission of the AMA-MSS by performing various tasks as requested by the GC. Tasks and responsibilities vary by Committee.

Application Note: When you click the link above, you will be asked to sign in using your AMA username and password. Upon signing in, click "Continue" on the Event Registration page to be directed to the application. If you don't have an AMA account, create one and then proceed to the registration page. When creating an account, if you recently applied for membership, you may not be in our system yet. If the system cannot find you, just uncheck the box "I am a U.S. physician, resident or medical student", and continue creating an account.

Learn more and apply to serve on a Standing Committee

AMA-MSS Convention Committees

Application deadline: August 25, 2014

Term of service: One national meeting, with responsibilities generally commencing one month prior to the meeting

Convention committees are small, representative groups that expedite the conduct of business at meetings of the AMA-MSS Assembly (each June and November). Serving on a convention committee is a great way to start getting involved in the AMA.

Convention Committee applications are generally due in late March (for the Annual meeting in June) or late August (for the Interim meeting in November). Please refer to the MSS national meeting Web page or contact the MSS for exact deadlines.

Learn more and apply

Medical Student Regional Delegates

Application deadline: September 29, 2014

Term of service: One year, commencing January 2015

Elected by the AMA-MSS Regions at each Interim Meeting, Medical Student Regional Delegates and Alternate Delegates represent the interests of medical students in the AMA House of Delegates (HOD) and provide medical students the opportunity to participate in the policy-making process and impact the issues on which the AMA advocates. Regional Delegates are full voting members of the HOD and are seated with their state caucuses.

Apply to serve as a Medical Student Regional Delegate (Word)

AMA Board of Trustees - Student Member

Application deadline: September 29, 2014

Term of service: One year, commencing June 2015

The AMA Board of Trustees guides the activities of the AMA and ensures that the AMA remains focused on its essential reason for being: to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. The Board is composed of twenty-one members, including a medical student member elected by the AMA-MSS at each Interim Meeting.

Learn more about the AMA Board of Trustees

Apply to serve as the student member of the AMA Board of Trustees (Word)

AMA Councils - Student Members

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2015

Term of service: One year, commencing June 2015

Each of the seven AMA Council includes a student member who is responsible for providing the student perspective on topics discussed by the Council. Student councilors are also responsible for reporting back to the AMA-MSS on Council actions and activities.

Note: The term of service for the student member of CEJA is two years (available in 2015). Applicants must be eligible to serve the full two-year term.

Learn more and apply for the AMA Councils and student councilors

AMA Minority Affairs Section Governing Council

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2014

Term of service: One year, commencing June 2014

The AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) is a national advocacy forum focusing on minority health and professional issues. Representing nearly 4,800 MAC members, the 9-member AMA-MAS Governing Council influences and contributes to AMA policy and program development through its HOD seat and other mechanisms on issues of importance to minority physicians, minority patients, and the AMA. One medical student is appointed annually to the AMA-MAS Governing Council.

Learn more about MAS

Apply to serve on the MAS Governing Council

AMA Women Physicians Section Governing Council

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2014

Term of service: One year, commencing June 2014

The AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) works to accelerate the professional progress of women physicians through leadership development, training, and advocacy, and to further issues related to women’s health. The AMA-WPS also works to foster collaboration between the AMA, American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), women physician specialty organizations, national women's health groups, and other organizations with mutual concerns. One medical student is appointed annually to the AMA-WPS Governing Council.

Learn more about WPS

Apply to serve on the WPS Governing Council (Word)

AMA Advisory Council on LGBT Issues

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2014

Term of service: One year, commencing June 2014

The AMA Advisory Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Issues provides an advocacy forum for addressing the unique issues of LGBT physicians and patients.

Learn more about the AMA LGBT Advisory Committee

Apply to serve on the AMA LGBT Advisory Committee (Word)

AMA Foundation Board - Student Representative

Application extended deadline: Feb. 28, 2014

Term of service: One year, commencing June 2014

The AMA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the AMA. Founded in 1950, the Foundation’s mission is to improve the health of Americans through philanthropic support of quality programs in public health and medical education. Through partnerships with numerous donors, the AMA Alliance, AMA affiliations, and other organizations, the AMA Foundation works to improve the health of our nation’s communities and strengthen the patient-physician relationship with its better health initiatives.

The AMAF Board of Directors is composed of at least 13 and no more than twenty members, including a medical student representative. Because a significant amount of AMAF's activities involve assistance to medical students, the student member of the Board provides valuable input to the Board’s deliberations.

Learn more about the AMA Foundation

Apply to serve as the AMA Foundation Board Student Representative (Word)

AMA Foundation Medical Student Ambassador

Application deadline: TBD

Term of service: One year

The AMA Foundation Student Ambassador program was designed to encourage medical students to serve as advocates and spokespersons for the AMA Foundation as well as to fundraise for its programs. As an ambassador, you will learn about philanthropy by meeting and working closely with Foundation staff and Board members. You will also have the distinguished opportunity to represent the AMA Foundation at your school, regional or state medical society meetings.

About the AMA Foundation
Founded in 1950, the AMA Foundation’s mission is to improve health care through support of programs in medical education, research and public health. Through partnerships with numerous donors, the AMA Alliance, AMA affiliations and other organizations, the AMA Foundation works to advance the health of our nation’s communities and strengthen the patient-physician relationship with its better-health initiatives.

Learn more about the AMA Foundation

Apply to serve as an AMA Foundation Medical Student Ambassador (Word)

AMPAC Board - Student Member

Application deadline: Aug. 1, 2014

Term of service: Two years, commencing November 2014

The American Medical Political Action Committee (AMPAC) supports the AMA’s advocacy agenda by making campaign contributions to medicine-friendly candidates for Congress. AMPAC also focuses on political education and expanding the political participation of physicians and medical students.

The AMPAC Board of Directors evaluates, updates, and guides these efforts to maximize the AMA’s effectiveness in Washington. The Board includes one student member who serves a 2-year term. Only students graduating in the spring of 2016 or later are eligible to apply.

Learn more about AMPAC

Apply to serve as the student member of the AMPAC Board (Word)

AMPAC Student Advisory Board

Application deadline: TBD

Term of service: One year

The AMPAC Student Advisory Board (SAB) is composed of 14 medical students, two from each AMA-MSS Region, and assists the student member of the AMPAC Board of Directors in implementing AMPAC activities at the medical-student level.

Apply to serve on the AMPAC SAB

Liaison Committee on Medical Education - Student Representative

Application deadline: Extended to December 1, 2014

Term of service: One year, commencing July 2015

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the joint Committee of the AMA and the Association of American Medical Colleges that serves as the nationally recognized accrediting agency for U.S. allopathic medical schools.

Learn more about the Liaison Committee on Medical Education

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Apply to serve as the LCME Student Representative

National Board of Medical Examiners Advisory Committee

Application deadline: January 31, 2015

Term of service: Two years, commencing June 2015

The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) governs the licensing exams taken by all medical students and physicians. The NBME Advisory Committee, consisting of academic and medical associations and medical student organizations, is charged with improving communications and enhancing relationships between the medical education community and the NBME in areas of mutual interest. The liaison’s role is to present the MSS position on these issues and to keep the MSS informed of changes involving our education.

Learn more about NBME

Apply to serve on the NBME Advisory Committee (Word)

National Resident Matching Program Board of Directors - Student Representative

Application deadline: 2015

Term of service: Two years, commencing July 2016

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) coordinates the residency match process for applicants and residency programs. The NRMP Board directs the policies and procedures governing the match process, including defining the structure and timing of the Match, setting fees, and developing and communicating participant responsibilities. One AMA medical student representative functions as a liaison between the AMA and the NRMP Board.

Learn more about the National Resident Matching Program

Apply to serve as the NRMP Student Representative (Word)