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Appointments to AMA councils—student member

The seven AMA councils provide information and recommend policies to the Board of Trustees or House of Delegates


One of the Medical Student Section’s (MSS) most powerful advocacy tools is to appoint student members to the AMA councils. Medical student members of the AMA are appointed by the MSS Governing Council to serve on each of the seven AMA councils. These student councilors are responsible for providing the medical student perspective on topics discussed by the councils and for reporting back to the MSS on council actions and activities.

Medical student members of the AMA are also appointed to serve as representatives/liaisons to other AMA groups and to organizations that work closely with the AMA. These students represent the MSS position on various issues and report back to the MSS on activities that have the potential to affect medical students.

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  • Provide a student perspective on topics discussed by the AMA councils
  • Report back to the MSS on AMA council actions and activities

One year, commencing in June, except for the CEJA student member whose term is two years.

Application will be available in fall 2024.

Download the position description as a PDF.

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