The Medical Student Section (MSS) strives to be the medical students' leading voice for improving medical education and advocating for the future of medicine.
Medical Student Section Annual Meeting
Find out more about the MSS activities and download the reference committee reports.
Member Resources and Benefits
AMA members receive full online access to The JAMA Network, which includes JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and 11 specialty journals. Activate your subscription today.
AMA Membership Benefits: As an AMA member, medical students are entitled to a large number of complimentary resources and discounts on useful products.
AMA Career Planning Resource: Find information on everything you need to navigate medical school and transition into residency and practice—from how to write a CV and find a residency program to how to manage your student loans.
FREIDA Online®, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database™: This resource allows students to research residency training locations throughout the country, offering a comprehensive database consisting of over 9,000 graduate medical education programs.
Financial Aid/Debt Management Information and Resources: The AMA is committed to helping students obtain information on financial aid and debt management resources. Some of these initiatives include:
- The AMA Foundation: Provides scholarships, grants and awards to deserving medical students and residents.
- Loan Forgiveness/Repayment Programs: Many programs offer to pay the cost of medical education (either upfront or through loan forgiveness/repayment) in exchange for a service commitment.
National Leadership Opportunities
Learn more about national leadership positions within the MSS, in the larger AMA, and in other organizations and groups that work closely with the AMA.
AMA internships and fellowship opportunities are available for medical students, covering a wide range of academic and policy interests, including a Medical Student and Resident Elective Rotation program at the Food and Drug Administration. Application due Dec. 1.
Medical Student Section Advocacy
With nearly 55,000 members, the MSS provides student members with a powerful, unified voice on issues of importance to medical students. It provides students an avenue to voice concerns, analyze issues and advocate for change.
Explore the policy work the MSS has done on behalf of the AMA.