The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is a student-governed, national organization dedicated to representing physicians-in-training. It is the oldest and largest organization of this type.
The American Medical Student Association is committed to improving health care and healthcare delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine. http://amsa.org/AMSA/Homepage/About/Mission.aspx
The UIC Chapter is one of the most active in the nation and has a reputation for being an advocate for the student body and the communities it serves. Its members are not only involved at the local level, but also at the regional and national level. Their drive, commitment and creativity are seen in the diversity of activities and programs coordinated each year. In the last year alone, AMSA-UIC members have been instrumental in implementing a surgical checklist now used at the University of Illinois Hospital, in putting together a Residency Fair attended by medical students from all over the Midwest, and in creating the Global Health Leaders Program, an extensive supplementary curriculum for students interested in Global Health.
To find out more about what we do at UIC, please visit the events page at: http://www2.uic.edu/stud_orgs/prof/amsa2/
To find out more about AMSA at the national level, please visit the following website:
AMSA self-care & wellness resources