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

    The application cycle for this position is closed. See below for details on this role, as well as the current travel calendar associated with serving in this position.  

    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.


    Term: October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022

    • 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

    Application Summary

    Required elements of the application include: Letter of Interest, Letter of Chapter Support, Letter of Support from Program Director, and a Photo. Letters and forms can be uploaded or requested through the online application system. For detailed information on application materials, visit the How to Apply page. It is important to connect with your local AAFP chapter as soon as possible to express your interest in this position. This position is appointed by the AAFP Board of Directors after review and recommendation by a selection committee, and confirmed by the SNMA Board of Directors. Candidates are notified of the selection by September 30, 2021.

    Meet Current Student Leaders

    Read Annual Reports

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

    Meeting Schedule

    AMA Interim Meeting November 11-14, 2021 (option to extend to November 16) Orlando, FL
    AMA Annual Meeting June 9-12, 2022 (option to extend to June 15) Chicago, IL
    AAFP National Conference July 28-30, 2022 Kansas City, MO