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About the Minority Affairs Section (MAS)

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The American Medical Association Minority Affairs Section (MAS) addresses the issues and concerns of underrepresented minority physicians and improving the health of minority populations.

The MAS provides a national forum for advocacy on minority health issues and professional concerns of minority physicians and medical students.

Membership in the Minority Affairs Section is free for all physicians, medical students and allies, including AMA members and nonmembers.

Join the MAS

Minority Affairs Section Programs and Awards

The AMA Minority Scholars Awards provide $10,000 scholarships annually to 1st- and 2nd-year medical students.

Minority Affairs Section Governing Council

The MAS Governing Council has the following open positions:

  • Delegate to the AMA House of Delegates
  • At-large member
  • AMA Medical Student Section representative
  • AMA Young Physicians Section representative
  • Association of American Indian Physicians representative
  • National Hispanic Medical Association representative

All incumbents are eligible to run again for the next term. Only at-large candidates should apply directly through the AMA-MAS by submitting a completed AMA nomination form (DOC) along with their executive curricula vitae (CV), not to exceed 3 pages. Submit nomination materials by Feb. 8, 2017 to [email protected].  

All other representative positions are administered through their respective sections and organizations. Interested candidates should contact the respective entities by Jan. 1, 2017. For questions, please email Craig Johnson at [email protected] or call (312) 464-4335. 

Meet the Governing Council.

Minority Affairs Section Collaboration With Other Medical Associations

The MAS also maintains an ongoing relationship with national ethnic medical associations through the 3 liaison positions reserved for the National Hispanic Medical Association, the National Medical Association and the Association of American Indian Physicians.

Minority Affairs Section Policy and Advocacy

The AMA has developed numerous policies on minority physician and minority health issues.

Learn more about policy positions that the MAS advocates.

Submit a resolution to the Governing Council.

Contact the Minority Affairs Section

Questions regarding the AMA Minority Affairs Section should be sent to [email protected].

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