Group on Student Affairs (GSA)
The Group on Student Affairs (GSA) addresses issues in medical school admissions, student affairs, student diversity affairs, student financial assistance, and student records at all member medical schools.
- 2019 GSA Annual Report (Sign-In Required)
- Best Practices in Admissions Processes for LCME Accredited Medical Schools (Sign-In Required)
- Apply Smart for Residency: Resources for Advisors (Sign-In Required)
- GSA Webinars
- Additional Featured Links
- Accessibility, Inclusion, and Action in Medical Education: Lived Experiences of Medical Students and Physicians with Disabilities
GSA Professional Development Initiative
- Post Graduation Name Changes Best Practices (PDF)
- Guidelines for the Development of Chemical Impairment Policies for Medical Schools
- Student Health Services Guidelines (PDF)
- Guidelines for the Consideration of Application for Transfer or Advanced Standing
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines (PDF)
- AAMC Uniform Clinical Training Affiliation Agreement
- Compliance with State Authorization
- Recommendations Regarding Health Service for Medical Students
- Recommendations for Revising the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
Guide to the Group on Student Affairs
The purpose of the group is to advance medical education and, specifically, to represent the interests of medical schools and medical students. The GSA advises the AAMC on matters of policy relating to the GSA's areas of interest and expertise and may recommend such policy to the AAMC governance for consideration. GSA activities include project analysis, program development, and data-gathering about emerging trends to help anticipate and respond effectively to environmental changes as they affect medical education, medical schools, and medical students.
There are three categories of GSA membership: institutional, individual, and affiliate.
Learn more about the GSA in a message from the national chair.
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Manitoba, and Ontario
Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Quebec
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico
Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan
The GSA is comprised of a Steering Committee; five National Committees each organized around one of the five areas of expertise of the group (admissions, student affairs, student diversity affairs, student financial assistance, and student records); and four regional groups on student affairs (central, northeast, southern, and western). Further information about the Steering Committee, National Committees, and regions is available below:
- GSA Steering Committee
- Committee on Admissions (COA)
- Committee on Student Affairs (COSA)
- Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA)
- Committee on Student Financial Assistance (COSFA)
- Committee on Student Records (COSR)
- CiM Advisory Committee
- ERAS Advisory Committee
- The MCAT Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Exemplary Service Award
Each year the GSA Exemplary Service Award is presented by the Group on Student Affairs (GSA) to a current or former GSA representative who has demonstrated exemplary service to the GSA.
The Exemplary Service Award is presented by the Group on Student Affairs (GSA) to a current or former GSA representative who has demonstrated exemplary service to the GSA.
“Exemplary service” is defined as significant and sustained leadership, expertise, and/or creativity in addressing an issue or issues of importance to the GSA. Nominees for this award shall have demonstrated, in activities appropriate to membership in the GSA, an extraordinary record of accomplishment, collaborative leadership, resourcefulness, dedication, mentoring of GSA colleagues, and commitment to the mission of the GSA. This service can be as a medical school faculty or staff member; a GSA Institutional Representative or GSA Individual member; the chair or a member of a GSA national committee (Admissions, Student Affairs, Student Diversity Affairs, Student Financial Assistance, and Student Records); a GSA representative to an associated advisory committee (AMCAS, ERAS, MCAT, MSPE, etc...); or a GSA regional or national officer.
Rules and Regulations
Official governance and administration information for members of the Group on Student Affairs.
Please use the following email addresses for your questions or comments. Your email will be forwarded to the appropriate AAMC staff member.
- Group on Student Affairs (GSA): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Committee on Admissions (COA): email@example.com
- Committee on Student Affairs (COSA): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA): email@example.com
- Committee on Student Financial Assistance (COSFA): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Committee on Student Records (COSR): email@example.com
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