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About the Medical Student Section (MSS)

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The Medical Student Section (MSS) strives to be the medical students' leading voice for improving medical education and advocating for the future of medicine.

AMA Medical Student Advocacy & Region Conference

Learn about health care policy, meet your legislators and participate in clinical workshops at the 2018 conference taking place March 8-10. Registration is now open.

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.

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.

See AMA’s work advocating for physicians on a national or state level.

Contact Information

AMA Medical Student Section
330 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-5885
Email: [email protected]

Section Leadership

Haley Guion, JD
Director, Medical Student Section
(312) 464-4745
Email: [email protected]

Adam Currier
Program Administrator
(312) 464-4742
E-mail: [email protected]

Hannah Handal
Policy Analyst, Medical Student Section
(312) 464-5347
Email: [email protected] 

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