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The American Medical Association

With more than 48,000 student members, the AMA is your strongest advocate for tackling the issues that matter most to you: student debt, improving medical education, and more. Stay informed, get involved and help create health care solutions.

Benefits of membership within the AMA:

  • Gain a voice in decisions affecting the future of medicine.
  • Travel to meeting and advocacy events and watch health care policy being shaped
  • Receive the Journal of the American Medical Association and stay on top of clinical advances and important issues in health care.
  • Experience medicine beyond the books -- get involved in chapter activities and community projects. Network with fellow students and with physician mentors.

The North Carolina Medical Society and the Durham-Orange County Medical Society

The NCMS and the Durham-Orange County Society both have Medical Student Sections dedicated to med student affairs at a local level.

Benefits of membership within the North Carolina Medical Society and your County Society:

  • Receive weekly emails with the latest health care news with the NCMS Bulletin
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to serve on NCMS committees and be a part of the decision-making process in forming policy for the NC Medical Society and beyond.
  • Take part in advocacy events, such as White Coat Wednesdays, where the Medical Student Section and other physician groups learn more about lobbying and then visit legislators for one-on-one meetings.
  • Attend meetings such as the NCMS LEAD Health Care Conference, taking place on October 18-19, 2018 in Raleigh, and regularly scheduled DOCMS meetings, where you can learn more about health care issues and policy, as well as form new friendships and network with other NCMS/DOCMS physicians and physician assistants.

Medical Student Section Contacts

For assistance or questions regarding the Medical Student Section, feel free to contact:

NCMS Staff

For more information on UNC AMA/NCMS/DOCMS Medical Student Section information, visit http://www.med.unc.edu/ama/.