AMA Wire

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

News for Academic Physicians

Are you an AMA member? Consider a group discount

As educators, researchers and clinicians, academic physicians play a critical role in shaping the future of medicine. To help support academic physicians and ensure their engagement with the AMA, the association has developed the Academic Leadership Group Membership Program. Through this special program, discounted group membership in the AMA is available for a minimum commitment of six members of the medical school leadership team, including the medical school dean. Additional faculty members also may be added to the program at the appropriate dues discount level.

Get more information via email, or call (312) 464-5298.

UMKC wins latest AMA-MSS Event of the Month award

The University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City (UMKC), is the September winner of the AMA Medical Student Section's (MSS) new "Event of the Month" award, which showcases recruitment,  community service, education and AMA-MSS National Service Project events coordinated by individual AMA medical student sections.

UMKC won for its Year 1 recruitment social that resulted in more than 20 students joining the AMA. The first day included a presentation on how to survive in medical school, and the second day included an interactive Q-and-A session with upperclassmen. The AMA provided food for the event, while the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) attended and promoted joint AMA and MSMA involvement.

Is your school's AMA medical student section holding similar events? When the section requests a grant through the AMA Section Involvement Grant (SIG) program, it becomes eligible for the "Event of the Month" award, which the AMA selects each month. At the end of the school year, all monthly awards will be showcased in June at the AMA-MSS Annual Assembly Meeting and be voted on by students for one "Event of the Year" winner.

Through the SIG program, the AMA-MSS provides an opportunity for local AMA medical student sections to:

  • Educate students about the AMA and provide an opportunity for students to get more involved.
  • Help put AMA policy into action by providing a service to medical school campuses or communities.
  • Engage in activities that focus on AMA's top priorities.