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 email@example.com.
Register to attend this year's AMA-MAS meeting
Members of the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) are invited to attend this year's AMA-MAS business meeting and reception June 6 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago prior to the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
Register today (AMA login required). Be sure to click on the "AMA-MAS Business Meeting" and "Everyone's Using Social Media: Should I." Be sure to click "register" once you have chosen all of the sessions you will attend.
The AMA-MAS strongly encourages you to participate in all of its programs during this year's Annual Meeting. Register online by May 30; registration after that date can only be completed on-site.
If you have questions about the meeting or registering, contact Abu Muhammad of the AMA via email or at (312) 464-4335.
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.
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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