Residents & Fellows

2019 RFS Interim Meeting highlights

Physician network event

The Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) hosted a successful physician network event on Thursday Nov. 8, that brought together M4s, residents and fellows and young physicians.

2019 Interim Meeting

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It provided an excellent opportunity for attendees to make connections and gain invaluable insights on making a smooth transition between medical school, residency, and into practice, not only in their personal journey but also across AMA sections.


The AMA held its second EXPO which included 30 exhibitors in the career fair providing members an opportunity to connect with recruiters and learn more about residency programs and health care institutions of varying sizes. Over 300 members presented their research during the poster presentations. We are pleased to announce the winners who participated in the onsite competition:

  • Basic Science: Pouya Hemmati
    Abstract Title: Determining the critical window of innate cardiomyocyte proliferation capacity in the mammalian heart
  • Health System Science: Brett Tracy
    Abstract Title: Community distress and social vulnerability as predictors of traumatic violence and death
  • Medical Education or Wellness Innovation: Nicole Anderson
    Abstract Title: Transforming pediatric ICU opportunities for fourth year medical students – A curriculum innovation


The RFS elected Christopher Wee, MD as the RFS Governing Council chair-elect and a total of 56 members to serve as sectional delegates/alternate sectional delegates.


The RFS endorsed David Savage, MD, PhD to the resident seat on the Council on Medical Education and Megan Srinivas, MD, MPH to the resident seat on the Council on Medical Service.


The RFS assembly adopted 13 resolutions across a wide variety of advocacy issues impacting residents and fellows and their patients. Topics included establishing minimum standards for parental leave during GME training, creating evidence-based best practices to address trainee burnout prevention and mitigation, and removing sex as a designation on the public portion of the birth certificate.

It immediately forwarded three resolutions to the House of Delegates, entitled:

  1. Safe supervision of complex radiation oncology therapeutic procedures
  2. Protection of resident and fellow training in the case of hospital or training program closure
  3. E-Cigarette and vaping associated illness