So you want to write a resolution – great! There are some excellent resources available to help you craft a resolution that could ultimately help shape AMA policy.
- AMA Medical Student Section Guide to Writing a Resolution: A comprehensive guide filled with lots of useful templates, deadlines, and more.
- AMA PolicyFinder: Use this tool to make sure your resolution doesn’t overlap with existing AMA policy.
- AMA Medical Student Section Policy: Download the “MSS Digest of Policy Actions” to read existing Medical Student Section policy.
- AMA-MSS Guide to Parliamentary Procedure: Learn the rules of parliamentary procedure that guide how AMA meetings are run and resolutions are debated and voted on.
Check out the following timeline to have your resolution considered at AMA Interim 2018:
Once your resolution makes it to the AMA Interim or Annual Conference, it will travel through the various committees and sections on its way to becoming official AMA policy.