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Resident & Fellow Section (RFS) Standing Committees

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Committee on Long-range Planning

This committee works on issues regarding the structure and future of the Resident and Fellow Section. Past achievements include the Internal Operating Procedures (IOP) (PDF) and the report on Limitations on Candidacy for the Governing Council.

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Committee on Medical Education

This committee works on medical education issues that relate to resident and fellow physicians, and assists the Governing Council in developing policy positions, writing reports, and educating resident and fellow members of the AMA about critical issues related to Graduate Medical Education.

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Legislative Advocacy Committee

This committee will assist in enhancing grassroots legislative efforts and educating the Resident and Fellow Section on current political issues impacting medicine. A large focus of this group will be to increase participation and involvement in the AMA National Advocacy Conference in February or March. In addition, this committee will work with the Resident Representative to the AMA Political Action Committee (AMPAC) to engage members in AMPAC activities.

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Committee on Membership

This committee works primarily on membership, mentoring and marketing activities. The group will share ideas and form strategies to increase retention and recruitment within the AMA Resident and Fellow Section. In addition, this group will work with the AMA Resident Segment team to help identify communication and outreach vehicles to increase resident and fellow participation in the AMA.

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Committee on Scientific Research

This committee assists with the planning and execution of the annual Research Symposium held at the Interim Meeting in November. This includes reviewing abstract submissions, making decisions of acceptance, organizing the judging of poster presentations and assigning awards.

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Committee on Public Health

This committee deals with issues affecting public health both domestically and internationally. Committee members will assist the Governing Council in developing policy positions, writing reports and educating resident and fellow members of the AMA about critical public health issues. The committee will also help residents develop grassroots programs to tackle public health issues in their local communities.

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Committee on Business and Economics

This committee addresses financial and economic issues affecting physicians during their residency and fellowship, such as disability insurance, debt management, budgeting, negotiating employment contracts and choosing a practice. Committee members will work to represent the resident and fellow voice in considerations of the future of physician payment models, the practical implications of the Affordable Care Act on residents, fellows, and newly graduated trainees and macroeconomic trends that may face health care in the future.

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Committee on Quality and Patient Safety

This committee works to address issues of medical quality, quality improvement and patient safety in addition to developing a better understanding of the government agencies and regulatory bodies that govern quality measures and their implementation and utilization, particularly as it affects physicians. Examples include highlighting issues of importance to practicing physicians and physicians-in-training regarding accreditation, quality measures and provider evaluation, etc. This includes providing the RFS with written reports, collaborating with the RFS Governing Council to develop relationships with relevant quality organizations, and encouraging awareness and education regarding medical quality, quality improvement and patient safety issues.

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