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

    The application cycle for this position is currently closed.
    This position will open for applications in the spring of 2023 for the next term, October 2023 - September 2024.
    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 medical student members to the AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) to serve as the AAFP's delegates. 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, 2022 - September 30, 2023

    • Coordinates and makes decisions regarding student activities throughout the year
    • Provides input into planning the theme, programming and special activities for the upcoming National Conference
    • Functions as a member of the AAFP 
    • Presides at the business sessions of the National Congress of Medical Students


    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. Candidates are notified of the selection by September 30, 2022.

    Meet Current Student Leaders

    Read Annual Reports

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

    Eligibility Criteria

    Applicants must be members of both the AAFP and the AMA at the time of application and meet eligibility criteria for both AAFP and AMA student membership through the course of the leadership term. The AMA requires medical student members to be enrolled at a Liaison Committee on Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association-accredited medical school. See AAFP student membership eligibility here, and AMA student membership eligibility here.

    Time commitment away from medical school: 12 days

    Funding: Travel expenses are reimbursed according to AAFP policy

    Meeting Schedule

    AMA Interim Meeting November 10 - 13, 2022 (option to extend to November 15) Honolulu, HI
    AMA Annual Meeting June 8 - 11, 2022 (option to extend to June 14) Chicago, IL
    AAFP National Conference July 27 - 29, 2023 Kansas City, MO