NU AMSA prides itself on being a support group for students sharing an aspiration to explore a career in medicine. We bring health care professionals to campus to educate our members on various fields of medicine and to share their journey on becoming a doctor. NU AMSA has even brought Dr. Patch Adams to campus! In addition, NU AMSA organizes events that allow current medical students and medical school admissions officers to speak to our members about ways that we can become proactive as undergraduates. These events not only help us to solidify our desire to attend medical school but also make us more competitive candidates. NU AMSA also gives its members the opportunity to join various sub-committees to become more involved, gain leadership roles, and fulfill personal interests. This year’s goal is to provide our members with outreach opportunities so they are able to get involved with not only Northeastern, but with the Boston community as well.
The American Medical Student Association is is the nation’s oldest and largest student-run organization of physicians-in-training with over 68,000 pre-medical and medical members. AMSA focuses on improving medical training and the nation's health care through advocacy, education reform and student support.
The nearly defunct chapter of Northeastern University AMSA was revitalized in the fall of 2004 by two students (Tamara Buchanan and Kim Lecorps) who had a vision to keep premeds connected. With a small following in membership, the two reorganized the group and launched new meetings for the spring semester of 2005. The pre-medical chapter now continues to help foster the AMSA ideals throughout its pre-medical community with various community service programs, medical school talks and pre-medical conferences. The leadership remains strong both on a local and national level.