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Prepared by Ashish Bajaj, Department of Resident Physician Services, American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1998;280(8):694E. doi:10.1001/jama.280.8.694.
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The 22nd Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association-Resident Physicians Section (AMA-RPS) Assembly will be held December 3-5, 1998, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii. Because Hawaii is a popular vacation destination, we strongly encourage attendees to make travel arrangements as soon as possible.

The AMA-RPS has nearly 35000 members and is the largest organization of residents in the country. At the meeting, residents and fellows from across the United States will create policy on collective negotiations by residents, graduate medical education funding, public health, and other topics. Delegates to the AMA-RPS Assembly must be AMA members currently in an accredited residency program or residency fellowship. Resident delegates represent their state and specialty societies or the uniformed services. A total of 201 delegates representing 31 states and territories, 22 specialty societies, and 2 uniformed services attended the 1997 Interim Meeting.


Residents who have attended a meeting in the past will be mailed registration materials; these materials will also be mailed to state and specialty societies. Residents and others can register by mail, fax, or online through the AMA-RPS Web page at the address listed below. The preregistration deadline is October 16. Preregistered attendees will be mailed a copy of the AMA-RPS Meeting Handbook prior to the meeting. Those who register after October 16 must pick up their handbooks at the meeting.

Creating Policy

Policies developed at the meeting are derived from 2 sources: reports written by the AMA-RPS Governing Council and resolutions submitted by individual delegates or delegations. If a delegation is interested in submitting a resolution, the AMA Department of Resident Physician Services encourages the delegation's members to begin researching and preparing the resolution now. All resolutions must specify whether or not the AMA or AMA-RPS has current policy related to the resolution. Well-researched and well-written resolutions have a better chance of being understood and adopted by the Assembly. Resolutions for consideration at the meeting must be received by AMA-RPS staff through mail, fax, or e-mail by October 23. Residents who are preparing a resolution should contact their medical societies or AMA-RPS staff for assistance.

Schedule of Events

On Friday, December 4, the Assembly will convene and will be presented with general information about the meeting events. All resolutions and reports under consideration are referred to 1 of 2 reference committees, and attendees will be able to testify on the resolutions in open hearings. Following the hearings, the reference committees will meet to develop recommendations on whether to adopt, not adopt, or refer an item of business to the Governing Council. The committee's recommendations are based on testimony presented in the hearings and background information provided to the committees. On Friday, attendees will also be able to participate in educational sessions and state and specialty caucuses.

On Saturday, December 5, the entire Assembly will vote on the reference committees' recommendations. If the Assembly adopts a resolution, it may become internal policy or may be submitted to the AMA House of Delegates for further consideration. We also encourage residents to attend the House of Delegates Interim Meeting from December 6-9 to provide testimony and monitor debate on resident issues being considered by the AMA.

Elected and Appointed Positions Available

Delegates at the AMA-RPS Interim Meeting will elect a resident to the positions of Governing Council Chair-Elect and Resident Trustee. In addition, the RPS Governing Council will appoint reference and credentials committees and House of Delegates testimony coordinators prior to the Interim Meeting. Information on any of the above positions will be included in the registration materials.

For more information on the Interim Meeting contact the AMA Department of Resident Physician Services at (312) 464-4751; fax (312) 464-5845 or send e-mail to colleen_eakin@ama-assn.org. The Web site address for meeting information is http://www.ama-assn.org/mem-data/special/rps/amarps/amarps.htm.




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