Resident and Fellow Section: 2016 AMA Annual Meeting highlights

The AMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) welcome reception, held Thursday was a great success. More than 150 residents, fellows and medical students attended the event. Attendees took advantage of the opportunity to network with peers, and attendees also offered guidance to medical students on their upcoming transition to residency and becoming members of the AMA-RFS. Education sessions On Friday David Shulkin, MD, undersecretary of health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, discussed how the VA is influencing American medicine during the largest transformation in its history. He shared opportunities for how young physicians can become innovators at the VA. Also on Friday, the AMA-RFS Committee on Business Economics presented a dynamic education session, “From inspiration to invention: Understanding the process of becoming an entrepreneur,” which included a panel of experts. Elections The AMA-RFS elected six new members to the governing council: Vanessa Stan, MD, vice chair McKinley Glover, IV, MD, speaker Jerry Abraham, MD,  vice speaker Mike Lubrano, MD, delegate Ben Karfunkle, MD, alternate delegate Scott Resnick, MD, member-at-large Resolutions The AMA-RFS assembly passed 16 resolutions (five were amended on the floor) and three reports at its business meeting Saturday: Report E: Sunset Mechanism (Review of 2005 Policy) Report F: Privacy Personal Use and Funding of Mobile Devices Report G: Clinical I...
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