American Medical Student Association at UC berkeley

Future Healthcare Professionals for Change

About Us

AMSA at UC Berkeley was founded over 30 years ago as a pre-medical chapter of students dedicated to learning about current medicine, giving back to the community and curating a community for students at Cal.

At AMSA, we see a better way forward. As future healthcare professionals, we see opportunities to reshape healthcare. Our vision is a world where health care is accessible, medicine is affordable, and systems support the diversity we see around us.


Improving diversity within medicine and actively serving is essential to the future of healthcare.


We seek to make a change in our surrounding community, especially for underserved populations.


Working with other organizations on campus and in the Bay for medical advocacy.


Above all, AMSA is about connecting you with the resources to pursue a healthcare career.

Alumni Spotlight

Vivian Nguyen was a former President and Community Service Committee Chair of AMSA at UC Berkeley. Currently, Vivian is pursuing her M.D. at Harvard Medical School.

AMSA created a community of welcoming pre-medical students that helped me thrive at UC Berkeley

Vivian Nguyen

Quantifying our impact


Culture of Medicine Committee hosts Welcome to Berkeley Day for high school students to explore pre-health at Cal!

Berkeley Cardiovascular Initiative and EquiMed Task Forces host a geriatric care event in the community!

Member Spotlight

AMSA has helped me foster my interest in student learning and LGBTQ+ health on campus and in the surrounding community by giving me the resources and support to pursue these passions.

Aayush Pagaria

General Meetings
& Membership Requirements

Become a member today

We have no membership requirement, no application, and no fees. In an effort to minimize the hurdles of pursuing a healthcare career, we believe that all the resources we can provide should be free and available to all.

General meetings take place 8-9 PM on Thursday Nights at Wheeler 222.

Find us on Social Media

@berkeleyamsa on everything

More than just an organization

Join the AMSA online community and newsletter today to become a general member!