American Medical Student Association at Sidney Kimmel Medical College (AMSA)

Membership Eligibility: Sidney Kimmel Medical College Only

Membership Dues or Fees: None

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), with more than a half-century history of medical student activism, is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. AMSA is a student-governed, non-profit organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. AMSA is devoted to providing social support for students and fostering a socially conscious attitude toward the medical profession. AMSA focuses on five strategic priorities, including universal healthcare, disparities in medicine, diversity in medicine, leadership development and transforming the culture of medicine. Students who join AMSA have the opportunity to participate in regional and national events, including the annual AMSA Convention. The Jefferson Chapter participates in a rapid HIV testing program, guest lectures, service drives, and educational sessions for the Jefferson community. Meetings are held several times a semester and are open to all medical students.


Organization Email:

President: Megan Uehling, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Treasurer: Mark Shapses, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Global Health Representative: Michelle Leach, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Community and Environmental Health Representative: Ribu Matthew, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Wellness and Student Life Representative: Emily Bollinger, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Gender and Sexuality Representative: Rachel Granberg, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Legislative Representative: Anthony Vu, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture Representative: Jacqueline Chang, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Student Organization Advisor:

Kathryn Trayes MD, Associate Dean, Department of Student Affairs and Career Counseling

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