National Organizations - Emory Chapters

American Medical Association - Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS)

Membership allows participation in national legislative decisions through state and national conferences. Emory’s chapter also works to benefit the school and the community through sponsorship of annual fundraisers for various causes.

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)

The criteria for election into this medical honor society include scholastic excellence, integrity, capacity for leadership, compassion, and fairness in dealing with one's colleagues.

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Run by and for medical students, local chapters sponsor lectures and community projects. The New Physician magazine is distributed by the national organization and focuses on topics geared toward medical student concerns across the nation.

Disabled Medical Student Association

The Disabled Medical Student Association at Emory University is a chapter of Medical Students with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses (MSDCI).  We are an affinity group that supports, represents, and connects disabled, chronically ill, and neurodivergent medical students.  In addition to increasing disability visibility and accessibility on campus, we aim to shift the narrative of disability in medicine and improve patient care by challenging the medical model of disability, dismantling ableism and promoting disability pride.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

The organization was established in recognition of the need to increase medical student awareness and sensitivity to health care issues of the nation in general and of minority and indigent communities in particular. The Emory Chapter is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.

American Women's Medical Association

AMWA works to further the careers of women in the medical field, from pre-med to attending, acknowledging the specific strengths that women bring to the field as well as challenges that they continue to face in a traditionally male-dominated profession. The chapter at Emory is dedicated to creating mentorship opportunities that connect students to faculty and peer mentors, developing networking opportunities for students, and fostering a community in the medical school across classes.