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Federation representation in the MSS

MSS offers opportunities for representation of Federation organizations in section business meetings


Each medical specialty society, Federal Service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Public Health Service, Department of Veterans Affairs) and professional interest medical association represented in the HOD and that has established a medical student component is entitled to representation in the MSS Assembly at a rate of one voting representative and one non-voting alternate representative per organization. Credentialing is completed in advance of each AMA Annual/Interim Meeting and is separate from credentialing for representation in the HOD.

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Federation organizations that have already been granted representation in the MSS Assembly should credential their representatives by following these guidelines:

  • Students selected as representatives should register themselves for the MSS meeting and indicate that they will represent a national medical specialty society, Federal Service or professional interest medical association.
  • These students will subsequently receive a credentialing form via email, which must be submitted by the deadline noted for voting rights to be granted at that meeting.

One year, commencing in June.

Federation organizations that have not already been granted representation in the MSS Assembly must apply for representation at least 90 days before the first MSS Assembly meeting at which they wish to be represented.

Contact Shane McGoey at [email protected] to learn more and to request an application. 

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