Organization of Resident Representatives (ORR)
The Organization of Resident Representatives provides a venue for resident physicians to have input into the development of AAMC policy, and as a leadership opportunity for residents interested in academic medicine, serving as a vehicle for professional development activities for members.
Guide to the Organization of Resident Representatives
The mission of the 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 was established in 1991 to provide a venue for resident physicians to have input into the development of Association policy. The ORR is also designed as a leadership opportunity for residents interested in academic medicine, serving as a vehicle for professional development activities for its members. The ORR appoints liaisons to several association committees and affinity groups. The general membership meets twice a year, during the fall AAMC annual meeting, and in the spring.
Members of the ORR are appointed by Council of Faculty and Academic Societies members representing either department chairs or program directors. Each eligible society appoints two residents for a two-year term.
Residents are selected democratically by their peers when possible, and no two residents appointed by the same society may come from the same residency training program. Further, ORR membership requires that the resident be actively enrolled in a residency or fellowship program at the time of appointment.
Community Service Recognition Award
The purpose of the ORR Community Service Recognition Award is to foster a service ethic among resident physicians by recognizing those who have made contributions above and beyond the rigors of residency training to improve the local communities surrounding their training institution.
The ORR is governed by an Administrative Board elected at the spring Professional Development Conference (PDC). Elected positions include the Chair, Chair-elect and six at-large seats; the immediate-past chair sits ex-officio. The Administrative Board meets during the Spring PDC, June, September, and December. Liaison positions are filled by election on an as-needed basis.
Elections for the ORR Administrative Board are held at the Spring Professional Development Conference. Six at-large board members and a chair-elect will be elected. Retiring Administrative Board officers and AAMC staff will facilitate the nomination and election process.
Candidates for chair-elect or member-at-large must be in an active two-year appointment term (first appointment or re-appointment). Administrative Board members who have completed their appointment term and have not been re-appointed by their CFAS sponsoring society are not eligible for re-election. New members are strongly encouraged to stand for election, as many board members were successfully elected at their first Annual Meeting.
ORR members represent a wide variety of medical specialties in academic medicine and teaching hospitals.
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