The Medical Student Section (MSS) Government Relations Advocacy Fellow (GRAF) has the opportunity to be a full-time paid member of the AMA's federal advocacy team for 1 year. The position is based in Washington, D.C., and requires that the student take off 1 year from medical school. The fellow reports to the AMA's Director of the Division of Legislative Counsel.
- Research and analyze current issues in health and medical education policy.
- Travel to medical schools around the U.S. to engage membership and develop leaders.
- Attend briefings and networking events both alone and alongside AMA staff to represent the organization.
- Plan and organize the annual Medical Student Advocacy and Region Conference in Washington, D.C.
- Work closely with other MSS committees on national campaigns, such as SaveGME Week.
- Meet and work with leaders in health care policy and advocacy to implement the AMA's action plan on key issues.
- Speak to medical students and resident physicians to inform them about public health and policy issues.
- Help the MSS develop and communicate its policy agenda.
- Provide regular legislative updates to MSS leadership and the MSS assembly.
- Develop talking points, letters, educational presentations and other advocacy documents.