MEMBER SECTIONS
Medical Student Section
865 Merrick Avenue, Westbury, New York, 11590
516-488-6100, ext. 404
Laurel Mayer: lmayer@mssny.org



Senator Kemp Hannon addressing the Medical Student Section meeting

Welcome to MSSNY’s Medical Student Section! Please visit our other web pages to learn more about how the Medical Students of New York State work toward preserving and supporting the medical profession in the current changing healthcare environment.
 
The mission of the MSS is to encourage and support the active participation of medical students in the Medical Society of the State of New York and the American Medical Association; provide a forum for medical student opinions and ideas; promote health care in the local community; and promote and develop leaders in the medical community.
 
No where else will you have the opportunities to interact with physicians in settings that allow exchange of ideas and information. Whether at a county medical society event, at MSSNY or an AMA meeting, you will learn things you will never learn in medical school. You’ll gain an understanding of issues like SGR, ACA, single payer proposals and how they will affect you as a physician. You will meet people and come to understand things that may affect the career specialty you choose.  You will make friends all over the country -- and that is a nice feeling as you transition into residency training and perhaps move to another State.
 
The MSSNY MSS is a proactive body within the field of community service. Programs undertaken by each of the schools have included outreach and education regarding organ donation, blood and bone marrow drives, 10,000 Steps, March for Babies, “News over Brews” and “Are You Smarter Than a Neurosurgeon?” events.
 
The MSSNY MSS is also actively represented at the State and National levels. The annual House of Delegates meeting of the Medical Society of the State of New York has three delegates and three alternate delegates elected to represent medical students around New York State. These students are important leaders within the State, participating in reference committee hearings, and speaking on behalf of students on the floor of the House.  
 
The Medical Student Councilor is elected by the MSS and sits on the Governing Council of the MSSNY which meets every 6 weeks. The MSS Councilor represents the medical students of the State but also acts as a conduit for information between these two groups. The Councilor is also a voting member of the MSSNY House of Delegates, thus making New York one of the only states with such large numbers of voting delegates who are medical students.
 
The MSSNY MSS is also a participant at the Annual and Interim meetings of the American Medical Association House of Delegates. The Medical Society of the State of New York is unique in that it is one of very few States which has a dedicated seat for a medical student on its delegation to the AMA. 
 
The MSSNY MSS also has its own Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/MSSNY.MSS
 
If you would like more information, please contact the MSS staff office:
516-488-6100
Laurie Mayer ext 404