American Medical Student Association
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), with a half-century history of medical student activism, is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Today, AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. AMSA members are medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians. Founded in 1950, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation’s health.
When joining AMSA, you become part of a vital force of future physicians who believe that patients and health professionals are partners in the management of health care and that access to high-quality health care is a right and not a privilege. At AMSA, activism is a way of life.
What is AMSA all About?
AMSA is committed to improving the lives of medical students. Their benefits will make life easier and their magazine, The New Physician, gives information needed to enrich medical training.
AMSA is about more than just improving medical student lives. Research shows that health disparities are rampant in America. AMSA’s role in these issues is extremely important, as they urge medical students to take action and create change about issues that they care about. It’s the presence of visionary medical students and our energy that makes AMSA such a powerful organization.