Resident And Fellow Section
865 Merrick Avenue
Westbury, New York 11590
516-488-6100 x 383
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Mission Statement
The Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among resident physicians in New York State; provides programs and services that enhance the educational environment of resident physicians; and serves as a mechanism for representation of New York resident physicians at the American Medical Association.

The 2017 Poster Symposium will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017. See Guidelines here

See Abstract Book here. 

2016 Poster Symposium Winners

Clinical Medicine

1st Place: Gaurang Vaidya, MBBS, SUNY Upstate
Honorable Mention: Sheryl Caberto, MD, St. John's Episcopal


1st Place: Urooj Qazi, MD, Mather/Stony Brook
2nd Place: Abdullah Shahid, MD, Bassett
3rd Place: Sowmya Reddy, MD, Montefiore Wakefield

Medical Students

1st Place: Gregory McWhir, Touro with Daniel Gorman and Westley Reinhart-McMillan
2nd Place: Horace Hambrick, NYU; and Pierce Janssen, Stony Brook
Honorable Mention: Jonathan Lavian, Hofstra

2016 Symposium photos are here

The 2017 Annual Meeting was held on February 11

Resident Councilor Rob Viviano, DO, addresses the group

Meeting attendees Shoaib Junejo, MD; Jones Addoh, MD; Moustafa Elsheshtawy, MD

OFFICERS: 2017-2018

Chair - Jocelyn Young, DO

Immediate Past Chair - Gayle Salama, MD

Vice Chair - Tzvi Furer, MD

Secretary - Meena Davuluri, MD

Councilor Justin Fuehrer, DO

MSSNY-RFS Meetings Calendar

2017 MSSNY House of Delegates - April 20 - 23, 2017, Tarrytown NY
AMA RFS Annual Assembly - June 8 - 9, 2017, Chicago
AMA RFS Interim Assembly - November 9 -10, 2017, Hawaii
2018 MSSNY House of Delegates - March 22 - 25, 2018, Buffalo NY

Contact for information on the following projects:

■  Poster symposium
■  AMA participation
■  MSSNY committee participation


The Resident and Fellow Section works for

•  Improved quality of resident life
•  Ensuring employment upon completion of residency
•  Protecting the huge investment you’ve made in your medical education

RFS advocates on your issues, and keeps you informed.

If time and interest allow, there are many opportunities within the AMA and MSSNY for residents. Besides two national meetings, residents are invited to join MSSNY committees or to get involved in the leadership of the RFS.

Link to AMA-RFS Website

Educational Presentations for Residents

Legal Grand Rounds – This teaching program, presented in conjunction with our General Counsel, Kern Augustine, P.C., travels to you at your hospital. Its seven modules provide an overview of essential topics that are not part of clinical training, yet are extremely important in preparing residents for practice. Each module can be taken separately. Topics include Medical Professional Liability, Fraud and Abuse, Medical Records and Reimbursement, Physician Contracting, The Physician Patient Relationship, Physician Licensure, and Regulatory Agencies. Click for more details. 

How to write a resolution for the MSSNY House of Delegates