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Resident Outreach Leader Program

Welcome to the AMA’s Resident Outreach Leaders Program. This program supports the leadership efforts that you're involved in already—or would be more involved in, with added support and access to resources. As an AMA Resident Leader, you have the opportunity to shape the future of medicine as you network and engage with your peers.

Become a Resident Leader

As a Resident Leader, you have the opportunity to shape the future of the medicine in a leadership role. By engaging residents in meaningful activities and enhancing relationships with the GME community. Your involvement as a Resident Leader strengthens the voice of the AMA. Become a leader today!

Ways to Connect with Your Colleagues

  • Speak on behalf of the AMA at your institution’s resident orientation.
  • Create or participate in a local panel discussion at your institution.
  • Present a customizable AMA PowerPoint presentation to your peers.
  • Work with your GME staff to identify opportunities for the AMA to participate and provide resources.
  • Present to residents during your grand rounds. Host a networking event in your area.
  • Send an e-mail to residents in your program about recent AMA accomplishments and activities. Have an idea you would like to share? Send us an email. We welcome any suggestions!

Funding for Your Leadership Efforts

To facilitate your leadership in the community, the Outreach Leadership Program can provide funding and administrative support for your events and leadership activities.

If interested or have an idea to share, please email us to request more details and an application. (All proposed events/activities subject to approval.)

Find Events in Your Area

Visit with AMA staff and local AMA members at conferences, resident orientations, AMA RFS Annual Meeting, AMA RFS Interim meeting and special events. Contact us for a list of events in your area.

AMA at Your Institution

The AMA Resident Outreach Program (ROP) strives to increase awareness of the AMA (including its important resources and advocacy initiatives) during resident and fellow orientations. Complete this form to invite the AMA to:

Host a table at your exhibit or activities fair.


Send materials (electronic or print) for inclusion in your orientation kits or distribution at your institution.

Resident Leader Resources

As a leader, we want to ensure you have the resources you need to promote the many benefits included in AMA membership.

Resident and Fellow Section

The AMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) is the largest organization of resident and fellow physicians in the United States. It was created by the AMA in 1974 to represent and advocate for resident and fellow physicians and to train young physician leaders. With the support of members, your Resident and Fellow Section fights to improve working conditions, reform America’s health care system, improve medical education, and create tools to help resident and fellow physicians succeed both personally and professionally.

In addition to creating policies, the RFS has many leadership opportunities and educational resources for residents and fellows. The Assembly elects an eight-member Governing Council, which meets three times a year to help direct and implement RFS activities and polices. The RFS also has representatives that sit as full voting members on AMA Councils, Committees and the Board of Trustees. There are over 20 leadership positions and numerous awards, grants, and internship opportunities available for resident and fellow physician members