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 members receive full online access to the JAMA Network™, which includes JAMA®, JAMA Network Open™ and the 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.

AMA Medical Student Section
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Shane McGoey, director, Medical Student Section 
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Lauren Viehmann, policy analyst, Medical Student Section 
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Sarah Langill, program administrator, Medical Student Section 
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