Minority Affairs

About the Minority Affairs Section (MAS)

The American Medical Association Minority Affairs Section (MAS) addresses the issues and concerns of underrepresented minority physicians and improving the health of minority populations.

The MAS provides a national forum for advocacy on minority health issues and professional concerns of minority physicians and medical students.

Membership in the Minority Affairs Section is free for all physicians, medical students and allies, including AMA members and nonmembers.

Register for MAS

Underrepresented in medicine (formerly the Minority Scholars Award)

The Underrepresented in Medicine award is for African American, Latino/Hispanic, or Native Americans/ Native Hawaiians/Alaska Natives scholars who demonstrate a dedication to serving vulnerable or underserved populations.

Help inspire the next generation of physicians in your community by participating in the Doctors Back to School™ program. Find the details and learn how get involved.

Call for nominations for MAS Governing Council

The MAS Governing Council has six leadership opportunities open for the 2020 election. Learn more and submit a nomination form before the deadline of Feb. 14, 2020.

Minority Affairs Section collaboration with other medical associations

The MAS also maintains an ongoing relationship with national ethnic medical associations through the 3 liaison positions reserved for the National Hispanic Medical Association, the National Medical Association and the Association of American Indian Physicians.

Minority Affairs Section policy and advocacy

The AMA has developed numerous policies on minority physician and minority health issues.

Learn more about policy positions that MAS advocates for

Submit a resolution to the Governing Council

Contact the Minority Affairs Section

Questions regarding the AMA Minority Affairs Section should be sent to [email protected].

AMA Leadership Guide (PDF)