How Can New Members Get Involved?

  • Learn more about the Diversity through AMSA’s PowerPoint presentation.
  • Present Diversity/Cultural Competency Case Studies to your AMSA chapter.
  • Organize “mini-med school” or mentoring programs for minority high school and college students.
  • Advocate for change within the Admissions Committee at your medical school to increase diversity in the student body.
  • Advocate for inclusion of cultural competency curricula in your medical school.

Advocating for Diversity in Medicine
AMSA strives to improve the recruitment and retention of under-reperesented minorities into medicine while increasing the diversity of our own leadership, in order to create a tolerant, accepting and culturally diverse physician workforce, which can effectively serve our multicultural society

The Issue: The lack of diversity of medical students, coupled with ineffective training in interpersonal skills, continues to produce training and treatment environments that are biased, intolerant and contributory to health disparities.

AMSA’s Vision: AMSA strives to cultivate a tolerant, accepting and culturally diverse physician workforce, which can effectively serve our multi-cultural society.

Find out more at the national site!