In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AMA Board of Trustees invoked the AMA's emergency bylaws and suspended the 2020 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates (HOD). This decision was grounded in the recognition that AMA must focus its efforts on helping physicians respond at the local level during this extraordinarily challenging time. Read full details.
The Board has called a virtual Special Meeting of the HOD on June 7 to conduct essential business of the organization.
2020 MSS Annual Meeting
The Medical Student Section (MSS) will hold a limited virtual annual meeting on June 6 to conduct governing council elections and provide select COVID-19 related educational programming.
Registration & credentialing
Submit the 2020 MSS Annual Meeting registration and credentialing form to register for the meeting and to credential a delegate for your medical school campus or other eligible organization. Only credentialed MSS representatives will be permitted to vote in governing council elections. The deadline to register and credential representatives is June 3.
Find information on how to access the virtual meeting (members only).
Virtual meeting agenda
- Download the agenda (PDF)
- Download the election manual (PDF, members only)
MSS meeting documents
- MSS-CME resource handout (PDF)
- Infodemics case study: Possible COVID-19 exposure (PDF)
- COVID-19: A magnifier of health inequity - Navajo Nation case discussion (PDF)
- COVID-19: A magnifier of health inequity - African American case discussion (PDF)
- COVID-19: Getting to the root causes COVID-19 case studies (PDF)
MSS election candidates' virtual forum and speeches
This year, we are debuting an exclusive-virtual campaign process. On Thursday, May 21, from 6-7 p.m. Central, you have the opportunity to take part in the first ever MSS Virtual Candidate Forum, and interact live with the candidates via a virtual platform. Each candidate will be available for the duration of the event—all you have to do is join their video conference,
You can also listen to previously recorded interviews with the candidates. MSS Speaker Jay Llaniguez and MSS Vice Speaker Rijul Asri ask the candidates about their qualifications and how they will advocate for medical students if elected.
MSS region meetings
As part of the 2020 MSS Annual Meeting, region meetings are also held to conduct regional business and elect regional officers. These meetings will be held during the last week in May on a virtual platform.
Region 1—May 31st, 1 p.m. Eastern, noon Central
Region 2—May 29th, 6 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Central
Region 3—May 31st, 6:30 p.m. Eastern, 5:30 p.m. Central
Region 4—May 30th, 2 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Central
Region 5—May 31st, 7 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. Central
Region 6—May 30th, 4 p.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. Central
Region 7—May 30th, 3 p.m. Eastern, 2 p.m. Central
Visit the MSS forum page (members only) to access meeting links and call information.
Additional meeting materials will be posted as they become available.