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The Committee on Resident and Fellow Affairs (CORFA) will change its name in May to the Committee on Anesthesiology Students and Trainees (COAST).

The function of the Committee on Resident and Fellow Affairs (CORFA)/ Committee on Anesthesiology Students and Trainees (COAST) is multifaceted.

It consists of two co-chairs, two co-chair elects, one secretary, one treasurer, one medical school liaison as well as of one medical school student liaison as well as one member of the resident and fellow membership from each of the anesthesiology residency programs within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

The CORFA/COAST committee serves as a platform for students, resident and fellow members to address issues and concerns specific to their training programs. It also collaborates with other MSA committees and leaders to advocate for the professional development and well-being of residents and fellows in anesthesiology across Massachusetts.


  • working on behalf of all Massachusetts medical school students, residents, and fellows regarding state and national issues affecting future anesthesiologists.
  • as advocates, staying active at both the state and national levels with representatives present at MSA and ASA meetings; ensuring both proper representation and advocacy is our primary goal.
  • ensuring medical student exposure to our specialty by advocating and facilitating anesthesia awareness and interest groups in all state medical schools.


  • Quarterly meetings, during which you can interact with fellow anesthesiology trainees from programs throughout Massachusetts and plan various activities and educational events.
  • Invitation to attend the MSA Executive Committee meetings scheduled throughout the year.
  • Opportunity to attend the ASA Annual Meeting as a resident delegate, with attendance at all House of Delegate meetings and regional caucus meetings throughout the week.
  • Ability to interact and network with your fellow anesthesiologists at both the state and national level, and become more informed on important issues affecting our specialty, both current and future.

CORFA/COAST members are easily approachable and exist throughout the training programs in the state. Should you have any questions or seek to become more involved, please email COAST at


Board Positions

Co-Chair Elect (2-year term; 2 positions): Work closely with current Co-Chairs to ensure follow-through of action items.

Secretary: Schedule meetings and take minutes during meetings. Present meeting minutes from previous meetings at the next meeting.

Treasurer: Manage CORFA/COAST budget and receipts.

Social Chairs (at least 2): Plan social and fundraising events. Plan events that are accessible to all institutions including University of Massachusetts, Baystate, and Lahey residents.

The New England Anesthesia Resident Conference (NEARC) Liaison: The NEARC is the regional anesthesia conference for residents. The Liaison will work with the host institution to provide resident volunteer support and ideas for The NEARC

Program Liaisons (one resident member from each program to represent their institution): Provide perspective from institutions on anesthesia resident specific issues. Liaisons will also be expected to promote advocacy in their programs, encourage their programs’ residents to go to ASA legislative conference, ASA annual meeting, state legislative things, and contribute to the ASA political action committee (PAC).

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Medical Student Liaison Position

This is a 2-year term position designed to build relationships and connections within the state society. Communicate with Anesthesia Interest Group leaders from medical schools within the state. Provide updates at the executive committee meetings, as well as give updates to ASA MSC governing council leaders. Participate in state events. Be recognized as a leader in the field of anesthesia as a medical student.


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Every year, CORFA/COAST members accompany physician members to a variety of events. These events include conferences, executive committee meetings, and events where CORFA/COAST members have the opportunity to network with professionals in the field and gain valuable insights into the latest advancements in anesthesiology. Additionally, attending these events allows CORFA/COAST members to stay updated on current trends and best practices, enhancing their overall training experience. 


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