Core Purpose

The American Medical Association Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (UNC-SOM) is dedicated to representing medical students, improving medical education, developing leadership, and promoting activism for the health of America.

Core Values

  • Advocacy: Caring advocates for our patients, our profession, and our medical student members.
  • Leadership: The stewards of the future of medicine.
  • Excellence: Commitment to provide the highest quality service, products, and information for our members.
  • Integrity: Ethical behavior forms the basis for trust in all our relationships and actions.

Envisioned Future

The AMA-MSS strives to be the medical students' leading voice for improving medical education, advancing health care and advocating for the future of medicine.


With projects, programs, and activities, the AMA-MSS UNC-SOM will pursue being:

  • The leading medical student organization for advancing issues of public wellness, cummunity service, ethics, and health policy;
  • The principal source for obtaining and disseminating information for medical students regarding medical education, residency training, and medical practice;
  • The most representative voice and influential advocate for medical studnets and their patients;
  • A dynamic organization that provides value for its medical student members