The WUSM chapter of the American Medical Association (AMA) also represents our chapter of the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA). We work to influence issues that shape health care in Missouri and across the nation. We also serve as patient and medical student advocates, support volunteer work in the St. Louis community, and sponsor educational events to foster creative discussion among medical students. Recently, we testified at the Missouri public hearings on Medicaid expansion. Our chapter also attends conferences at the state, regional, and national level to meet other students involved in medical advocacy. Every year, we send students to Washington, D.C., to voice our concerns directly to Congress. The AMA provides a chance to get involved in a student group that can carry you through your entire career.

— Kyle O., M2