The American Medical Association is proud to support local initiatives through its medical student leaders. The Section Involvement Grant program is available to all medical schools to assist local AMA medical school section recruitment and engagement efforts throughout the school year.
Each month, the AMA Medical Student Outreach Program (MSOP) identifies one event to highlight as the Section Involvement Grant Event of the Month.
The school selected for the event of the month will receive recognition on the AMA’s website and official social media channels, a gift sent to student leadership on campus, and an official letter sent to your faculty advisor, and consideration for the Section Involvement Grant Event of the Year, recognized at the AMA’s Annual Meeting in 2024.
To be considered for a Section Involvement Grant Event of the Month:
- Submit a Section Involvement Grant application and event recap
- As part of your recap, share photos and details on membership collected or community impact
In May, all the winners for the Section Involvement Grant Event of the Month will be considered for the Section Involvement Grant Event of the Year. Members of the AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) Governing Council will vote to determine the Event of the Year. The school selected will be featured on the AMA’s website and official social media channels, an official letter sent to your faculty advisor and dean, and recognition at the AMA’s Annual Meeting in 2024.
AMA student leadership at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine East Lansing and Grand Rapids campuses hosted a successful First General Meeting in September. The MSOP team applauds the concurrent event and collaboration at these campuses. The events included offering food for attendees and sharing a slide presentation on the benefits of joining the AMA and how to join.
The Grand Rapids campus also included a personal testimonial from an M4 student who shared her unique experience and the impact being an AMA member had on her medical journey. Overall, membership is up significantly, and the school has already exceeded the 2023 year-end membership!
AMA Student leadership at Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine at TCU hosted a Care Package Drive for Unhoused community service event, serving 63 people experiencing homelessness with a variety of essential items.
Student volunteers set up tables outside and individuals were able to collect the items they needed. During the month of August, student membership increased on campus, and more than 50% of the M1 class have joined as members.