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AMA-MSS School of the Year

The AMA-MSS School of Year was established in 2005 to recognize the true strength of our organization -- our local AMA medical student sections at each medical school. Each spring, a selection committee composed of Region leaders and the MSS Chair selects finalists and an overall winner from among schools that apply for the award. The winning school receives a $500 grant to be used toward their activities and is recognized at the AMA-MSS Annual Meeting. All campuses represented in the AMA-MSS Assembly are eligible to apply.

Recent Winners

  • 2014 - University of Toledo College of Medicine
    (Finalists - University of Florida and University of Wisconsin)
  • 2013 - University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine
    (Finalists - University of Connecticut School of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine)
  • 2012 - Indiana University School of Medicine
    (Finalists - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine)
  • 2011 - University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York
    (Finalists - Chicago Medical School, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
  • 2010 - University of Michigan Medical School
    (Finalists - University of Florida College of Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine)
  • 2009 - Jefferson Medical College
    (Finalists - Boston University School of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine)
  • 2008 - University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    (Finalists - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, SUNY Stonybrook School of Medicine

Learn more about these winners by reviewing their applications.

How Can My School Apply for the School of the Year?

To apply for School of the Year, complete the application describing how your school excels at the goals of the AMA and the MSS. Significant areas of focus should be membership, active membership, community service, advocacy, growth, innovation, and collaboration. AMA staff will report to the selection committee how many current AMA and AMPAC members you have at your school, how many total students you have, and membership trends at your school.