The Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) held its second in-person meeting after two and a half years on Friday, Nov. 11 with more than 60 residents and fellows representing 21 states and 18 specialty societies.

The RFS Assembly considered one report and six resolutions prompting robust discussion on important issues affecting trainees such as GME training in reproductive services, management of unmatched medical students, as well as the prohibition of death penalty for persons with serious mental health illness.

The section immediately transmitted one resolution to the House of Delegates for consideration at its November 2022 Meeting. Learn more about these and other policies considered by the AMA House of Delegates.

The RFS held several elections and would like to congratulate the newly elected:

  • Pauline Huynh, MD, RFS Governing Council, chair-elect
  • Pratistha Koirala, MD, PhD, AMA Board of Trustees, resident member
  • Daniel Pfeifle, MD, Council on Constitution & Bylaws, resident member
  • Daniel Lee, MD, Council on Medical Education, resident member
  • Hari Iyer, MD, Council on Medical Services, resident member

The RFS also elected 35 sectional delegates and 35 alternate sectional delegates.

The RFS has several leadership opportunities open including on the RFS standing committees, the AMA Council on Legislation, and more.

At the June 2022 meeting, a resolution was adopted calling on the AMA to study mechanisms to mitigate costs incurred by medical students, residents and fellows who participate at national, in person AMA conferences. Please complete the survey to help us understand how to better maintain engagement, specific to medical students and residents/fellows.

Thank you for your ongoing engagement and dedication to our section!

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