AMSA has a robust history of activism and mobilizing around social justice movements relevant to our mission. Often social change occurs from the ground up by bringing supporters to causes through grassroots organizing around specific issues.
Find comprehensive resources for grassroots organizing and executing a strategic campaign with these step-by-step direct action guides to mobilize around an issue.
For the past decade, there has been a growing chorus of voices comprised of citizens, politicians and healthcare leaders calling for attention to the conflicts of interest in medicine. These conflicts of interests have led to an erosion of trust that is the foundation of the doctor-patient relationship. Medical schools and academic medical centers have played a powerful leadership role in setting new standards for the profession.
In 2007, The American Medical Student Association AMSA released the first Scorecard. The Scorecard has been updated over time, and we are proud of the rigorous and transparent methodology used to assess medical school policies. All policies will be blinded and rated by multiple reviewers for the core policy domains. Please visit the methodology section of the AMSA Scorecard for full details on these policy domains and rating system.