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, which will take place Friday, June 14 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago prior to the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. This year, the AMA-MAS will be using a new registration site. Be sure to click on the "AMA-MAS Business Meeting" and "Medical School Mock Interview Program" listed at the top of the page. Our other session, the "Doctors Back to School Health and Wellness Program" also takes place on Friday, June14 at 8:00 a.m. is the second item listed under "Educational Sessions and Events Open to All" below on the registration webpage.
Be sure to click "register" once you have chosen all of the sessions you will attend. The MAS strongly encourages you to participate in all of its programs during this year's Annual Meeting. Please register online before June 3. Registrations after that date can only be completed on-site.
Log in and register today. If you have questions about the meeting or registering, contact Abu Muhammad via email or call (312) 464-4335.
Doctors Back to School
Share your passion for your profession at Carson Elementary School, 5516 S Maplewood Street in Chicago, for the AMA Doctors Back to School™ program on the morning of Friday, June 14 from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Bus will leave the Hyatt at 7:30 a.m. The program focuses on the need for more minority physicians and encourages children from under-represented minority groups to consider medicine as a career option. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cynthia Norwood at (312) 464-4743 for more information.
From Rutgers Magazine: LeAnne Roberts
AMA-Minority Affairs Section and Medical Student Section Chair LeAnne Roberts advocates on behalf of medical students and a more effective health care system in this article from Rutgers Magazine.
Reprinted with permission of Rutgers Magazine, 2013.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 MAS Governing Council Elections. Nomations are due by Feb. 26, 2013.
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 13 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.
The 2012 Minority Scholars Awards recipients are:
- Michael Blanco, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
- Lizbeth Brice, Wayne State University School of Medicine
- Shekinah Elmore, Harvard Medical School
- Kessiena Gbenedio, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
- Shermeeka Hogans-Mathews, Florida State University College of Medicine
- Teresa Martin-Carreras, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
- Marissa Mendez, University of Vermont College of Medicine
- Eriberto Michel, University of Washington School of Medicine
- Brittney Pryor,Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
- Marcus Rushing, University of Kansas School of Medicine
- Maria Sandoval,Keck School of Medicine of USC
- DarienSutton-Ramsey, New York University School of Medicine
- Elliot Twiggs, University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities
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.
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