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Minority Affairs Section (MAS)

The Minority Affairs Section provides a national forum for advocacy on minority health issues and professional concerns of minority physicians and medical students.

Contact the AMA-MAS by calling (312) 464-4743 or send an email to mas@ama-assn.org.

AMA-MAS chair named Minnesota's Psychiatrist of the Year

Dionne Hart, MD, a dedicated advocate for eliminating health care disparities and encouraging minority students to pursue medical careers was named Psychiatrist of the Year by the Minnesota Psychiatric Society.

AMA-MAS Resolution Virtual Reference Committee

We are pleased to announce that the virtual reference committee for the 2014 AMA-MAS Annual Meeting is open for comment.

2014 AMA-MAS Governing Council Elections Are Now Open

The AMA Minority Affairs Section  (MAS) Governing Council urges all of its members to vote in its upcoming Governing Council election. An encrypted ballot will be emailed April 1 to AMA-MAS members with viable emails. If the AMA-MAS office does not have your current email address, please send an email with your full name by April 2.

National Indian Health Board Granted 'Official Observer' Status

The National Indian Health Board has been granted "Official Observer" status by the American Medical Association's House of Delegates. Read the press release.

MAS Member Sowing Seeds in the Community

There is a general consensus among our society that the practice of medicine is a privilege and a calling. Physicians are a community of healers who seek to form collaborative relationships with their patients. See how MAS member Frank Clark, MD is making a difference in his South Carolina community.

Get Involved with the Minority Affairs Section
Current Projects

Physician Interview Project: There is a strong need to increase the amount of underrepresented minorities in the field of medicine. See how these physicians are helping to make a difference.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) provides community health reform guide

View the Doctors Back to School Action Kits and plan to take part in the Doctors Back to School visits.

Visit the AMA-MAS Policy and Resolution Process Web page

Minority Affairs Section Strategic Plan

The AMA Minority Affairs Consortium (MAC) became the AMA's newest section and will now be known as the Minority Affairs Section (MAS). The acronym MAS (which in Spanish means "more") is pronounced like "moss" not "mass."

The AMA-MAS strongly encourages promoting leadership in addressing health disparities. View our Strategic Plan.

So, recruit a new member or rejoin and take advantage of the many benefits of AMA-MAS membership. Join now and learn more.

We will continue to keep you updated on Section initiatives and news.

Resources

Physician statistics

Education and funding

Links to organizations offering information on minority health and minority physician issues

Transitioning to residency: What medical students need to know

AMA policy

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