At the local or national level, the AMA is your ally in providing you with opportunities to develop your leadership skills and advocate for patients and the profession.
Leadership roles in AMA organizations
AMA Board of Trustees—student member
The Board of Trustees guides the activities of the AMA and ensures that the AMA remains focused on its essential reason for being: to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
Applications closed on Oct. 13, 2019.
AMA Foundation Board—student member
The AMA Foundation (AMAF) is the philanthropic arm of the AMA. The AMAF Board of Directors is composed of at least 13 and no more than 20 members, including a medical student representative.
Applications closed on Jan. 31, 2020.
AMA Medical Student Outreach Leader
The AMA is offering a 9-month leadership experience for AMA medical student members interested in exhibiting excellent leadership, organizational and networking skills.
Visit the Medical Student Outreach Program (MSOP) page to learn more about the duties of an outreach leader and submit an application. Applications due May 1, 2020.
AMPAC Board—student member
The American Medical Political Action Committee (AMPAC) supports the AMA’s advocacy agenda by making campaign contributions to medicine-friendly candidates for Congress.
Contact the Medical Student Section (MSS) at [email protected] for information about position availability and application dates.
Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Issues—student member
The Advisory Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Issues provides an advocacy forum for addressing the unique issues of LGBTQ physicians and patients.
Minority Affairs Section Governing Council—student member
The Minority Affairs Section (MAS) addresses the issues and concerns of underrepresented minority physicians and improving the health of minority populations.
Women Physicians Section Governing Council—student member
The Women Physicians Section (WPS) furthers issues related to women’s health and works to accelerate the professional progress of women physicians through leadership development, training and advocacy.
Appointments to AMA Councils—student member
One of the most powerful advocacy tools the MSS employs is to appoint student members to the AMA Councils.
Leadership roles in the Medical Student Section (MSS)
MSS Governing Council
The Medical Student Section (MSS) Governing Council directs the programs and activities of the section on a national level.
MSS Governing Council application (DOC, members only)
Applications due May 4, 2020 at 1:59 a.m. Central.
MSS regional delegates
Elected by the MSS regions at each Interim Meeting, medical student regional delegates and alternate delegates represent the interests of medical students in the AMA House of Delegates (HOD).
Applications closed on Oct. 4, 2019.
MSS standing committees
Appointed annually by the MSS Governing Council, the MSS standing committees support the mission of the MSS by performing various tasks as requested by the governing council.
Applications due June 12, 2020 at 1:59 a.m. Central.
MSS convention committees
Convention committees are small, representative groups that expedite the conduct of business at meetings of the MSS Assembly (each June and November).
Submit an application. Deadline is April 13.
Government Relations Advocacy Fellow
The AMA Government Relations Advocacy Fellow (GRAF) offers medical students a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the intersection between organized medicine and the federal government as it relates to advocacy and policy-making.
Applications closed on Feb. 15, 2020.
JAMA Network™ medical student leadership program
JAMA Network™ is offering a 12-month leadership experience for six AMA medical student members interested in research and medical publishing practices.
Applications closed on Aug. 30, 2019.
Represent the AMA in external organizations
FDA-AMA elective rotation program
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research is offering a 4-week elective rotation for one AMA medical student.
Applications closed on Feb. 5, 2020.
Liaison Committee on Medical Education—student representative
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the joint Committee of the AMA and the Association of American Medical Colleges that serves as the nationally recognized accrediting agency for U.S. allopathic medical schools.
Applications closed on Dec. 16, 2019.
National Board of Medical Examiners Advisory Committee
The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) governs the licensing exams taken by all medical students and physicians.
Contact the MSS at [email protected] for information about position availability and application dates.
National Resident Matching Program Board of Directors—student representative
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) coordinates the residency match process for applicants and residency programs.
Applications closed on Jan. 15, 2020.