The American Medical Student Association is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Today, AMSA represents the concerns of physicians-in-training with a membership of more than 41,000 medical students, premedical students, interns, residents, and practicing physicians.
When you join 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. Student idealism is transformed into meaningful public service, innovation and institutional change.
This Premedical Chapter of the American Medical Student Association is committed to preparing our members for the rigors of medical school. To do this, we provide several key resources to our members, including surgical and autopsy shadowing opportunities, a mentoring program, domestic and international medical service trips, and the annual Midwest Aspiring Physicians Conference. Beyond this, we want to prepare our members to be physician advocates for patients traditionally underserved in our health care system upon graduation from medical school. Through our connection with National AMSA, we hope to advocate for relevant health care policies and educate our members on the disparities that exist in health care today.