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The function of the MSA Committee on Resident and Fellow Affairs (CORFA) is multifaceted. It consist of 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.


  • working on behalf of all Massachusetts residents 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 medical schools in the state.


  • Quarterly meetings, during which you can interact with fellow anesthesiology residents from programs throughout Massachusetts and plan various activities and educational events for both medical students and residents.
  • 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 Delegates meetings and regional caucuses 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 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 CORFA at

CORFA Officers

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 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.

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