Medical Students

Medical Student Section recruitment and engagement opportunities

Recruiting incoming medical students and keeping second through fourth year medical students engaged is a dynamic process and involves multiple touchpoints, both during orientation and throughout the academic year.

To help support these efforts the AMA offers two grant opportunities as a resource to help build a strong local AMA Section.

Engagement grant

A medical student engagement grant is intended to serve as a "seed fund" to energize, empower and support a local AMA medical student section with an event or project.

Organize a community service or education event/project that addresses topics relevant to public health, medical education, medical practice, patient safety or community outreach.

Eligibility requirements: You must have an active local AMA medical school section affiliated with the AMA Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS), the grant funding request must be made by a student member of your AMA medical student section leadership, and you must have at least 10% AMA membership from your M1 class.

Funding: $1,000 grant funding is available per academic year to a medical school with an active AMA medical student section. The stronger the AMA membership among medical students at your school, the more grant funding you are eligible for throughout the academic year.

  • $250 = 10-25% M1 membership in current academic year
  • $500 = 26-50% M1 membership in current academic year
  • $750 = 51-75% M1 membership in current academic year
  • $1,000 = 75%+ M1 membership in current academic year

Funding is not guaranteed, and each event will be evaluated on an individual basis; your medical school AMA student membership will be taken into consideration, in addition to the criteria of the event or project.

Application:

Engagement grant or recruitment grant application

[email protected]

Recruitment grant

A medical student recruitment grant supports innovative efforts of a local AMA medical student section to recruit incoming medical students as AMA members. Plan activities to promote the importance of an AMA membership, member incentives and benefits, and leadership opportunities within the AMA. Recruitment events are most effective July through September.

Eligible: Applications for these grant funds must come from an active medical student outreach leader/recruiter.

Funding: $1,000 grant funding is available per academic year to a medical school with an active AMA medical student section. Funding is not guaranteed, and each event will be evaluated on an individual basis; the strength of your medical school AMA student membership will be taken into consideration, in addition to the criteria of the event or project.

Application: 

Engagement grant or recruitment grant application

[email protected]