AMSA Advocacy  

McLean,  VA 
United States
  • Booth: 56

As future physicians, advocating for our patients and communities is a responsibility that we should exercise throughout our careers. The power and the privilege that comes from donning our white coats gives us a unique opportunity to influence policymakers. Since health policy is so broad, our work doesn’t stop at the door of the clinic or the hospital - we've got to use our advocacy muscles to do the work for social and political change.

Advocacy at AMSA takes many different forms, though. Maybe you want to get involved with medical education reform, to change your medical school's curriculum to include more programming about the social determinants of health. Maybe you want to organize your classmates, to advocate at the local level for laws that would improve your community's health. Maybe federal legislation is more up your alley, and you want to push for your Senators and Representatives to support laws that protect the mental health of medical professionals. No matter what kind of advocacy you want to pursue, AMSA provides you with the tools, resources, and community to get started. 

Our Action Committees and Campaigns provide tangible ways for you to get involved at the national level with AMSA as a National Leader, working on grassroots and educational activism efforts on any number of issues that might be important to you.

Action Committees

  • Community and Public Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Global Health
  • Health Policy
  • Medical Education
  • Race, Ethnicity and Culture in Health
  • Wellness and Student Life


  • AIDS Advocacy Network
  • Health Care for All
  • Just Medicine
  • Med Students for Gun Safety
  • Med Out the Vote

 Networking Excursions


  • Our AMSA Activism Updates are regularly scheduled educational activist events spearheaded by our Action Committees and Campaigns to cover topics that are important to the medical and pre-medical student activist. Topics include environmental justice, racial equity, immigrant health rights, and more!
  • A limited number of $250 mini-grants are available to AMSA Chapters to help bring members together for issue education and skill-building sessions related to reproductive health, justice, and abortion care. The AMSA Reproductive Health Team will provide Chapters with resources, direct support in organizing their session, and assist with speaker identification.

    Session opportunities can include issue education, communications and media training, and/or advocacy related activities. Topic areas range across reproductive health and abortion care, with specific grants earmarked for Chapters to host sessions exploring:

    • Physician Burnout in Reproductive Health Care: Busting the Myth & “Do No Harm”
    • Intimate Exams for Teaching Purposes: Care, Ethics & Informed Consent
    • Reproductive Health: Power Dynamics in Education & Patient Care

    (*AMSA domestic premed and medical chapters are eligible for these grants)

    Check out our AMSA Reproductive Health Project Booth #57 for more details, or check out


  • (Virtual) Coffee with the AMSA Pres and EAF
    Enter your name for the chance to win a virtual session with our AMSA National Leaders!...

  • Enter your name and email here for a chance to win a virtual coffee session with a few of our national leaders. We'll be in touch following AMSACon if you've been selected!
  • AMSACon 2021 Post-Convention MVA Workshop
    Practice your Manual Vacuum Aspiration technique!...

  • This FREE hands-on training session is ONLY open to AMSA members who ARE registered for AMSACon 2021 AND are U.S. domestic or international medical students with a U.S. mailing address.

    This session will be held on Tuesday, March 23 from 7:30 to 9:00pmE.

    Needed equipment will be shipped to participating students, local papaya purchase is required.

    Click here to add your name to the special registration list for this post-convention session.

    If you have questions please email

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