The function of the Committee on Resident and Fellow Affairs (CORFA) is multifaceted.
It consist 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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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).
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.
The Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists is committed the education of future generations and advancement of the specialty.
Every year, CORFA member accompany physician members to a variety of events. These events include conferences, executive committee meetings, and events where CORFA 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 members to stay updated on current trends and best practices, enhancing their overall training experience.