Student Representative to the American Medical Association - Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS)

Opportunity Summary

Term: October 2016-September 2017

Application Deadline: August 9, 2016

Focus: medical education, leadership, activism

Time Commitment: Substantial the month prior to AMA-MSS meetings

Travel: Yes

NOTE: This position is filled. Applications will be accepted in 2017 for the 2017-2018 term. The AAFP sends two students to the AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) to serve as the AAFP's delegate and alternate delegate. Alternate delegate may consider applying for appointment as delegate the following year.

The AMA House of Delegates (HOD) annually allocates delegate positions to state and specialty societies based on the number of their members that are also AMA members. The allocation is announced on or before February 1 of each year, and the delegate count is adjusted accordingly. Depending on the delegation size, there will be an opportunity for one MSS representative to also serve as a HOD delegate for the Annual and Interim meetings that year. This additional responsibility will require two or three extra days of service at the AMA meeting. Travel expenses, including per-diem payment, will be provided by the AAFP. If an increase occurs, additional information will be provided by AAFP Medical Education staff.

Represent AAFP student interests at AMA meetings and interact with AMA delegates from the AAFP.

Responsibilities

  • Represent the AAFP student interests at the AMA-MSS meetings
  • Provide written and oral reports to the AAFP Commission on Education (COE) and the National Conference
  • Attend the Education Reference Committee of the AMA House of Delegates immediately following the AMA-MSS meeting

Eligibility Criteria

  • Member of the AMA and the AAFP at the time of appointment

Time commitment away from medical school: 12 days

Funding: Travel expenses are reimbursed according to AAFP policy

Meeting Schedule

MEETING DATES LOCATION
MEETING : AMA Interim Meeting
DATES : November 12-15, 2016
LOCATION : Orlando, FL
MEETING : AMA Annual Meeting
DATES : June 10-14, 2017
LOCATION : Chicago, IL
MEETING : National ConferenceDATES : July 27-29, 2017LOCATION : Kansas City, MO

Opportunity Summary

Term: October 2016-September 2017

Application Deadline: August 9, 2016

Focus: medical education, leadership, activism

Time Commitment: Substantial the month prior to AMA-MSS meetings

Travel: Yes