American Medical Student Association


The Rush Medical College Chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is a group of RMC students who are registered members of AMSA and recognize AMSA as a professional national organization designed to address the concerns of physicians-in-training. Six action committees (Gender and Sexuality; Global Health; Health Policy; Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Health (REACH); Medical Education; Trainee Wellness and Professionalism) operate under the leadership of two Co-Presidents, a Secretary, and Treasurer. Action Committee Chairs organize activities, education, and resources that are available to all RMC students and promote the committee’s passions and goals. Examples include lunch talks with speakers, quarterly REACH Dinners with advisor Dr. David Ansell, lobbying visits, and an annual global health service trip. Additionally, members may attend the national AMSA convention in March and participate in national advocacy efforts.

New AMSA Leadership members are chosen each January, and all M1 students are invited to apply.

Contact Information

For more information about the American Medical Student Association visit the national website here

Co-President: Clara Ledsky
Co-President: Eleni Varelas
Advisor: David Ansell, professor, Rush Medical College and associate provost