Resident And Fellow Section
865 Merrick Avenue
Westbury, New York 11590
516-488-6100 x 383
Sandra Bennett 

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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 2018 Poster Symposium will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018. See Guidelines here

2017 Poster Symposium Winners

Clinical Medicine
1st Place: Radhika Ghosh, MD, Staten Island University Hospital, Northwell Hofstra School of Medicine
2nd Place: Neha Naik, MD, Stony Brook/John T. Mather Memorial Hospital

Honorable Mentions:
Chukwunonso Chime, MD, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
Shoshanna Miller, MD, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester Medical Center

1st Place: Joselle Cook, MD, SUNY Downstate Health Science Center
2nd Place: Arash Ronaghy, MD, PhD, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine
3rd Place: Laxmi Upadhyay, MD, Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Honorable Mentions:
Umut Gomceli, MD, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
Sandra Gomez-Paz, MD, Nassau University Medical Center
Hamead Reza Moshrefi, MD, SUNY Stony Brook/John T. Mather Memorial Hospital

Medical Students
1st Place: Charles Sanky, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
2nd Place: Jonathan Smerling, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Honorable Mentions:
Daniel Buchalter, New York University School of Medicine
Clancy Mullan, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

See photos and posters here.

See Abstract Book 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