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Resident & Fellow Section (RFS) Leadership Opportunities

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RFS Committees

Participating in a Resident & Fellow Section (RFS) committee is a great way to get involved! All committee leaders have regular contact with the vice chair of the RFS Governing Council (GC) and provide semi-annual reports to the GC and to the entire RFS.

RFS Open Leadership Positions

RFS is now accepting applications for several leadership positions. All applications are due Sept. 20,  2018.

  • Chair-elect, Governing Council
  • Resident member on the AMA Board of Trustees
  • Section delegate or alternate delegate
  • Convention committees for the Interim Meeting
  • Council on Science and Public Health representative

Governing Council Chair-elect

The responsibilities of the chair-elect position include assisting the other officers in the discharge of their duties, studying the position of chair in preparation of assuming this role and with the assistance of the chair, compose an agenda for his or her year of service prior to assuming the position of chair. This position has a two-year commitment; six months as chair-elect, one year as chair and six months as immediate past chair.

Resident Member on the AMA Board of Trustees

The 19-member Board of Trustees (Board) is responsible for transacting all business for, and on behalf of, the AMA. In doing so, the Board is required to have the AMA accounts audited at least annually and to make financial reports concerning AMA affairs to the HOD at the Annual Meeting. The Board is also responsible for the appointment and ongoing evaluation of the executive vice president. The executive vice president and a staff of approximately 1,000 are responsible for the day-to-day affairs of the Association. One resident or fellow physician is elected by the HOD as a voting member of the Board.

Sectional Delegate and Alternate Delegate

Represent resident and fellow physicians in the AMA House of Delegates (HOD). As an RFS delegate or alternate delegate, you will caucus with your endorsing society, testify on important issues and assist the RFS Governing Council delegate and alternate delegate with representing the voice of residents and fellows in the HOD.

2018 Interim Convention Committees

RFS is now accepting applications for convention committee leadership and members for 2018 Interim. Convention committees are vital to the operation of the Assembly. Positions are available on the Credentials Committee, Hospitality Committee, Reference Committee, and Rules Committee.

Council on Science and Public Health, Representative

The Council on Science and Public Health (CSAPH) works to represent the AMA's core belief that scientific evidence is the basis for improving the quality of patient care, promoting medical progress and enhancing the health of the public. The term for this position is three years.

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