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.
Minority Affairs Section Programs and Awards
The AMA Minority Scholars Awards provide $10,000 scholarships annually to 1st- and 2nd-year medical students.
- Learn the criteria for the award and how to apply.
- Read about the 2015 Minority Scholars Award recipients (PDF).
- Help inspire the next generation of physicians in your community by participating in the Doctors Back to School™ program. Find the details and learn how get involved.
Minority Affairs Section Governing Council
The MAS Governing Council has the following open positions:
- Delegate to the AMA House of Delegates
- AMA Medical Student Section representative
- AMA Young Physicians Section representative
- Association of American Indian Physicians representative
- National Hispanic Medical Association representative
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].
There will not be an election for either of the at-large representative seats in 2017. The next at-large position (a 3-year term) will be up for election again in 2019. 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.
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.