Resources for Learners
Physician Scientist Pathway (PSP) Program
What is the PSP? The Family Medicine Physician Scientist Pathway (PSP) pilot program is designed to meet the needs of those who wish to pursue a career of independently-funded research without having a "gap" in research training during the years of residency.
Interested in being part of the FM-PSP during your residency training? Learn more about the pathway and check out the 7 residency programs that are part of the pilot program below.
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.
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.
ADFM nominates ORRs on behalf of family medicine. The call comes out annually in the late Spring, if interested in receiving more information, please contact Jessie Vera, Jvera@adfm.org