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

    The application cycle for this position is currently closed. Please check back in the spring for more information on the next application cycle. Students who may be interested in this role should review position information and travel requirements below.

    NOTE: 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

    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

    Opportunity Summary

    Term: October 2019-September 2020
    Focus: medical education, leadership, activism
    Time Commitment: Substantial the month prior to AMA-MSS meetings
    Travel: Yes

    Meet Current Student Leaders
    Read Annual Reports

    Questions? Contact AAFP leadership staff at getinvolved@aafp.org.

    Application details: Required elements of the application include: Letter of Interest; Letter of Chapter Support; Faculty Letter; Participation Form (to be signed by dean of medical school); and a Photo. Letters and forms can be uploaded or requested through the online application system. All materials must be received by the AAFP by the application deadline. For detailed information on application materials, visit the How to Apply page. Once you're ready to begin your application, click the Apply Now button on the sidebar of this page. The application system allows users to save and return to their application before submitting it. Please note: it is important to connect with your local AFP chapter as soon as possible to express your interest in this position.

    Meeting Schedule

    AMA Interim Meeting November 14-17, 2019 San Diego, CA
    AMA Annual Meeting June 4-10, 2020 Chicago, IL
    National Conference July 30-August 1, 2020 Kansas City, MO