Student Representative to the American Medical Association - Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS)
NOTE: Applications are accepted starting in the spring. This page provides details on the responsibilities and amount of travel associated with this position. The AAFP sends two students to the AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) to serve as the AAFP's delegate and alternate delegate. Alternate delegates 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 HOD 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 HOD meetings and interact with AMA delegates from the AAFP.
- 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
- 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 : AMA Interim Meeting||DATES : November 14-17, 2019||LOCATION : San Diego, CA|
|MEETING : AMA Annual Meeting||DATES : June 4-10, 2020||LOCATION : Chicago, IL|
|MEETING : National Conference||DATES : July 30-August 1, 2020||LOCATION : Kansas City, MO|