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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tour for Diversity
The AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) would like you to participate and spread the words about the Tour for Diversity. The Tour for Diversity will be in Albuquerque, Phoenix, Los Angeles area, Sacramento and Las Vegas next week.
If you or someone you know (physicians, medical students, pre-medical students, high school students) are along the tour's route, for more information about where the tour will be next week and to register online today visit http://www.tour4diversity.org.
2014 AMA-MAS Governing Council Elections
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 AMA-MAS Governing Council elections. Nominations are due by Feb. 24, 2014.
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.
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.
View the Doctors Back to School Action Kits and plan to take part in the Doctors Back to School visits.
In an effort to promote diversity within the medical profession and encourage students with a commitment to eliminating health care disparities, the AMA Foundation awarded 8 outstanding medical students from across the country with $10,000 scholarships through the Minority Scholars Awards program.
The Minority Scholars Awards recognize scholastic achievement, financial need and commitment to improving minority health among first or second-year students in groups defined as historically underrepresented in the medical profession. Today, only about 9% of U.S. physicians are Hispanic, American Indian, African-American, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian.
This year's Minority Scholars Award recipients were honored at an awards dinner in Chicago scheduled in conjunction with the AMA Annual Meeting. In addition to the awards dinner, scholarship recipients participated in several AMA Annual Meeting activities, including the Doctors Back to School event, encouraging children to live healthy lifestyles and pursue careers in health care.
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.
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