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AOGME Residents and Fellows Council


The AOGME Residents and Fellows Council (RFC) was established in 2018 to develop future leaders in the osteopathic profession by creating a community and forum for residents and fellows to connect, collaborate and learn.

The RFC's purpose is to:

  • Provide a home for residents and fellows to come together, exchange ideas, and network
  • Serve as a platform for residents and fellows to voice their ideas and concerns to graduate medical education (GME) leaders
  • Develop future leaders
  • Promote well-being along the continuum of GME
  • Support advocacy efforts that address the needs of medical trainees
View the RFC's strategic plan   |  Meet the leadership

Become a Member of the Residents and Fellows Council

The RFC's inaugural year membership drive is underway!
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AOGME Residents and Fellows Council: AACOM Virtual Day of Action 

Date: Monday, September 21, 2020, 7:00 PM ET
Christine DeCarlo, Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager
Alexandra Tran, Policy and Regulatory Analyst

This webinar features Ms. Christine DeCarlo, and Ms. Alexandra Tran from AACOM's Office of Government Relations covering AACOM's October 7, 2020 Virtual Day of Action. They speak to the day's agenda, expectations, and how residents, fellows, and others can connect with their legislators to urge Congress to support the federal health and higher education policies and programs critical to the osteopathic medical education (OME) community.

View the webinar recording.

Ask the Residents and Fellows Council (RFC) Discussion Forum 

Date: Monday, June 15th at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET
Hosts: Katherine Kirby, DO, Daniel Krajcik, DO, Andrea DeSimone, DO, Shawn Hamm, DO,  and Jordan Spencer, DO

The AOGME Residents and Fellows Council (RFC) is pleased to invite you to join multi-specialty resident and fellow physicians to chat about what to expect in your intern year, gain helpful tips and hear experiences as you start your journey in residency. Please register here

Learn about the AOGME Residents and Fellows Council

Date: Monday, January 27, 2020, 8:00 PM ET
Presenter: Daniel Krajcik, DO, Jordan Spencer, DO, Katherine Kirby, DO, Shawn Hamm, DO, Andrea DeSimone, DO 

This webinar provides an overview of the AOGME Residents and Fellows Council (RFC). Members of the AOGME RFC leadership discuss future goals and recent activities including the upcoming RFC leadership program during Educating Leaders 2020: the AACOM Annual Conference. Learn how you can join the Council and impact the future of osteopathic medical education. View the webinar recording.

Residents and Fellows Council Informational Webinar

 Thursday, September 27, 2018

This webinar introduced the new AOGME Residents and Fellows Council. The council's purpose it to strengthen and develop the medical education continuum in accordance with the osteopathic recognition. View webinar recording and slides.

News & Events


Online Matchmaking: Learn About the Virtual View Program

New Webinar
 Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 4:00 PM ET 

View this webinar presentation from Dr. Bonnie Nolan and Dr. Justin Chin, to hear about an innovative approach to providing a virtual online experience for prospective residents by the Eglin Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency. The "Virtual View" program's goal is to facilitate better informed decisions by 4th year medical students regarding audition rotations and rank lists. As programs move to a virtual interviewing process due to the COVID-19 pandemic and limitations to travel, this timely webinar provided an opportunity to learn from a program that has already established an innovative online experience for prospective residents to gain insights about their program and get a sense of their fit. View the webinar recording and slides.

Chat with Residents & Advisors: Residency Interviewing & Tips for the Match

New Webinar
 Sunday, October 27, 2019, 7:00 PM ET 

Listen to this informal conversation with residents presented by the AOGME Residents and Fellows Council (RFC) as they share their experiences and strategies for the residency match process. Residency Advisors, who are current members of AACOM's Match Success Task Force also participated in the webinar. View webinar recording and slides.


The Physician Job Search: How to Get Started

 Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Presenter: Susan Sanford, JD, BA

After residency training, starting the job search for the first post-training position can be a daunting process. This webinar provides information to help trainees understand the job search process and provide tips on when and how to get started. Webinar participants are better able to understand the timeline for the physician job search, understand the difference between in-house recruiters and recruitment firms, and navigate the job search process. View Webinar and Slides.

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