RFS Governing Council positions
Apply for a position on the RFS Governing Council. All applications are due April 8, 2019.
- Alternate delegate
RFS convention committee opportunities
The RFS has several convention committee opportunities available for residents and fellows interested in being involved at the 2019 Annual Meeting. All applications are due April 8, 2019.
The Credentials Committee consists of one chairperson and two to eight other members. The Credentials Committee’s major responsibilities are to:
- Credential delegates (ensure the delegate’s eligibility to vote) on both mornings of the Meeting and immediately prior to elections
- Verify a quorum is present
- Distribute election ballots
The Rules Committee serves as a reference on the floor of the Assembly to assist attendees with parliamentary questions. The Rules Committee’s main responsibilities are:
- Review late and emergency resolutions and make recommendations to the RFS Assembly whether they should be considered as items of business
- Collect and tabulate ballots for RFS elections
- Count votes during the business meeting as requested by the speakers
The RFS Reference Committee consists of one chair, four other members and one alternate. The Reference Committee, like those in the AMA House of Delegates, serves to:
- Hear testimony during open hearings from interested individuals on the items referred to the Committee
- Deliberate as a group and prepare a report summarizing testimony and making recommendations to the Assembly for action
- Respond to questions and explain the rationale behind its recommendations during the report’s presentation to the Assembly
The RFS Logistics Committee consists of three to five people. The Committee is responsible for assisting staff and providing logistical support to ensure a well-executed Assembly Meeting on Friday and Saturday.
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement (PASE) at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) is offering 4-week elective rotations for AMA medical student and resident members. The top ranking two residents and medical student will receive a stipend from the AMA as well as an opportunity to meet with AMA staff at the D.C. office. All applications are due April 8, 2019.
During the rotation, the interns will be assigned to a preceptor, a medical officer at CDER and work directly with their preceptor on issues related to drug development, drug review and drug safety. They will also have the opportunity to learn about FDA’s regulatory activities and its role in enhancing collaboration with health care professionals, patients and patient advocacy groups. The start date is flexible, but the rotation must be completed in 2019.