Leadership Opportunities for Residents and Fellows. JAMA. 1999;281(23):2256D. doi:10.1001/jama.281.23.2256
Prepared by Ashish Bajaj, Department of Resident
Physicians Services, American Medical Association.
The American Medical Association-Resident and Fellow Section (AMA-RFS)
Governing Council is seeking applications from resident and fellow
physicians for leadership positions on AMA councils and other
committees. The resident representatives report back to the Governing
Council on items of interest to resident physicians and fellows. The
following is a summary of the councils and committees with upcoming
vacancies for residents.
The Graduate Medical Education Advisory Committee
(GMEAC) is a subcommittee of the AMA Council on Medical Education. The
GMEAC reviews the requirements developed by each specialty's Residency
Review Committee, assists the AMA Council on Medical Education with GME
policy, and discusses other issues related to residency training. The
committee meets 3 times each year in Chicago, Ill. The Council on
Medical Education appoints the resident member to a 1-year term.
The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) prepares and
administers qualifying examinations that are widely accepted within
both the licensure system for medicine and the medical education
system. The NBME currently helps develop the US Medical Licensure
Examination (USMLE) and administers Steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE. The
AMA-RFS Governing Council appoints the resident member to a 4-year
The Resident Observer to the International Medical Graduate
(IMG) Section Governing Council serves as a nonvoting participant
at IMG Section Governing Council meetings. The IMG Section represents
and advocates for IMGs within the AMA. The AMA-RFS Governing Council
appoints the resident member to a 1-year term.
If you are interested in serving in 1 of these positions, you should
discuss the opportunity with your program director before applying. You
should also contact members of the RFS Governing Council to discuss
your candidacy for the position. To apply, send a statement of interest
and curriculum vitae to the AMA Department of Resident and Fellow
Services, American Medical Association, 515 N. State St, Chicago, IL
60610. You can also fax your materials to (312) 464-5845. The
application deadline for these committees is July 16, 1999. Selections
will be made by August 30, 1999. For additional information on the
positions or to contact members of the RFS Governing Council, call the
AMA Department of Resident and Fellow Services by telephone at (312)
464-4751 or by e-mail at email@example.com.