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Organization of Resident Representatives

The mission of the AAMC's Organization of Resident Representatives (ORR) is to improve resident physician education and training for the purpose of improving the quality of health care. The ORR will improve residency education through programming and professional development, and support AAMC initiatives and goals by providing the resident voice in the AAMC.


Second Opinion Podcasts

An occasional series on policy issues important to medical schools and teaching hospitals, featuring AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer, Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D.

AAMC Introduces Medloans® Calculator and Organizer through FIRST for Medical Education Program

The Medloans® Organizer and Calculator allows users to electronically enter, track and store loan information in one secure, centralized location, that includes a customized loan repayment calculator to generate sample repayment scenarios, and features a "Scratch Pad" for users to configure their own unique scenarios. Aiming to expand medical school borrowers' financial literacy, inform smart decisions about student loans, and manage student debt wisely, the FIRST program offers a full range of Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools for medical school applicants, students, residents, advisors, and financial aid officers.

Information about the Medloans ® Organizer and Calculator or the FIRST for Medical Education program:

Duty Hours

Tom Nasca of the ACGME has submitted a letter with an update on duty hours.

The AAMC has submitted a letter to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), responding to the council's request for comments on an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on resident duty hours . The IOM report, "Resident Duty Hours: Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety," recommends reforms to resident workloads and duty hours and urges the ACGME to provide better monitoring of duty hour limits, better guidelines for residents' caseloads, and better supervision of residents. In the letter, the AAMC noted that too great a focus on resident duty schedules "will not address--and may distract academic medicine from--the larger issues of detection and management of fatigue, quality of resident supervision, appropriateness of resident workloads, and effectiveness of information transfer among residents and other members of the patient care team." If these larger issues are addressed, the letter notes, the need to regulate resident duty schedules can and should lessen or disappear. --STAT, May 4, 2009


MR5: 5th Comprehensive Review of the Medical College Admission Test
The AAMC is conducting a multi-year comprehensive review of the MCAT. The MR5 advisory committee is charged with reviewing the current exam and recommending changes that are likely to increase MCAT exam's value to medical school admissions committees.

2013 ORR Community Service Award Recipient

Sheryl Fleisch, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Charity Chosen: Housing for New Hope/UNC Homeless Support Program of Chapel Hill, NC

The Resident Physician Community Service Award is designed to encourage a service ethic among residents by recognizing those who have made contributions to their communities through extra-curricular activity directed toward meeting health or other human needs in the communities in which residents live and train.

Featured Resources

ORR Listserve

ORR members only, please

Compact Between Resident Physicians and Their Teachers

This document is a declaration of the fundamental principles of graduate medical education (GME) and the major commitments of both residents and faculty to the educational process, to each other and to the patients they serve. The Compact's purpose is to provide institutional GME sponsors, program directors and residents with a model statement that will foster more open communication, clarify expectations and re-energize the commitment to the primary educational mission of training tomorrow's doctors.

FIRST for Residents

The smart financial choices you make today will positively affect your quality of life for years to come. FIRST offers a full range of resources and tools that can help.

Professional Development

Data and Reports

Administrative Board Meetings Open to Board Members only

December 8 - 9, 2013
Meeting & Accommodations: Park Hyatt
Washington, D.C.

June 2 - 4, 2014
Meeting: AAMC - 655 K Street
Accommodations: Renaissance Washington Downtown
Washington, D.C.

September 16 - 17, 2014
Meeting: AAMC - 655 K Street
Accommodations: Renaissance Washington Downtown
Washington, D.C.

December 7 - 8, 2014
Meeting: AAMC - 655 K Street
Accommodations: Renaissance Washington Downtown
Washington, D.C.

Save the Date

2014 ORR Professional Development Conference
March 6 - 8, 2014
Omni Nashville

2014 AAMC Annual Meeting
Nov. 7 - 10, 2014
Hyatt Regency Chicago

Past Meetings

2013 AAMC/ORR Annual Meeting
November 1 - 4, 2013
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

2013 Professional Development Conference
March 8 - 10, 2013
Fort Lauderdale
Westin Resort and Spa Fort Lauderdale
In conjunction with CAS