AMA Wire

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

For Medical Students

Apply for seat on AMA long range planning council

If you have a passion for improving the future of the medical profession, then apply for the medical student position on the AMA Council on Long Range Planning and Development (CLRPD). Applications are due by Jan. 31.

Stephanie Pritchard of Tufts University School of Medicine, the current student representative, describes her experience on the council:

"The Council on Long Range Planning and Development helps the Board of Trustees look at where the practice of medicine, medical education, and the AMA are headed in the five-to-10-plus year range. Some issues we have been addressing include the shift of physicians away from the private practice model, health information technology, and graduate and continuing medical education.

"As the medical student member I participate in all of the meetings and discussions, and try to offer what perspective I can from the MSS (Medical Student Section). Being on a council is an incredible experience; it's like being behind the scenes of the AMA."

Contact Stephanie or other current student members of the various councils and special groups for more information about the student seats.

Visit the AMA-MSS Opportunities Web page to access an application, due Jan 31. Also, learn about other national AMA leadership opportunities available to medical students:

  • AMA councils such as AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, AMA Council on Medical Education, and AMA Council on Science and Public Health.
  • AMA sections and special groups such as Women Physicians Congress, Minority Affairs Consortium, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues.
  • Other organizations such as the AMA Foundation Board, National Resident Matching Program and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

Advocacy event to offer peek at politics of medicine

Learn about the legislative issues affecting medicine and foster relationships with legislators during AMA Medical Student Advocacy Day, which will take place Feb. 10–11 in Washington, D.C.

Advocacy Day, to be held at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, will offer interactive educational sessions on effective advocacy and lobbying techniques, briefings on legislative issues before Congress and a full afternoon on Capitol Hill meeting with legislators and their staffs.

The fee is $10 for registration, which closes Friday. A limited number of free hotel rooms is available. You must be an AMA member to attend. If you're not a member, join today.

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