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Awards, Grants & Internship Opportunities

AMA-FDA Internship Program

The Food and Drug Administration’s Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement Staff (PASES) is offering an exclusive four-week elective rotation for American Medical Association (AMA) medical student, resident and fellowship trainee members. During the rotation, one candidate will work closely with all members of the PASES team to provide a focal point for advocacy and to enhance two-way communication and collaboration with healthcare professionals, patients, patient groups, and others on issues concerning drug development, drug review, and drug safety. The selected intern will work one-on-one with the PASE director to research best practices, synthesize data, and develop strategies to better engage with stakeholders in a manner that will improve medication use and increase awareness of FDA regulatory activities related to drug development.

The intern will work at FDA headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. A stipend will be provided to help cover living expenses based on level of training ($2,000 for medical students).  Dates of rotation flexible and must be completed by Dec 31st, 2015. This opportunity is now closed. Please check back in January 2016.

AMA Doctors Back to School program

Physicians and medical students visit schools and community organizations across the country to encourage children from underrepresented minority groups to consider a career in medicine. Read more about the AMA Doctors Back to School program.

AMA-WPC Inspirational Physician Award

The AMA-WPC invites you to nominate a physician who has made a difference in your professional lives. Read more about the AMA-WPC Inspirational Physician Award.

AMPAC Campaign School

This multi-day school provides physicians with an understanding of how campaigns function and decisions are made. Read more about the AMPAC Campaign School.

Jordan Fieldman MD, Award

The Jordan Fieldman MD, Joint AMA Foundation and AMA Resident and Fellow Section Award was established in the name of a very distinguished colleague of ours whose time in this world was all too short. The Jordan Fieldman, MD, Award will be presented annually to two residents or fellows who have shown leadership or a strong interest in advocacy issues.  The award money will cover travel and necessary expenses to travel and attend the Annual or Interim meeting during the year of the award.

Policy Promotion Grant Program

The program awards grants of up to $500 to residents and fellows to aid with projects and activities that promote or encourage AMA policy.