Massachusetts Medical Society: Residents and Fellows

Residents and Fellows

Medical resident working on laptopThe Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) strongly supports physicians engaged in postgraduate training, and encourages professional development by providing resources and supplemental learning opportunities designed specifically for residents and fellows.

Residents and Fellows Membership Benefits

Benefits of MMS-Resident and Fellow Section membership include:

  • FREE subscriptions to New England Journal of Medicine online and NEJM Journal Watch online
  • FREE access to DocbookMD®, a HIPAA-secure mobile messaging application
  • Resident/Fellow grants and awards, such as the International Health Studies Grant Program and the Medical Information Technology award
  • Professional development services and early career assistance
  • FREE networking opportunities and educational programs,  including our Annual Research Poster Symposium
  • Advocacy for physicians and patients on state, federal, and regulatory issues

Free Membership for Residency and Fellowship Groups

Residents and fellows enrolled in an accredited training program receive FREE MMS membership when the entire program enrolls. No charge to you. No charge to your program. No charge to your institution.

To arrange group enrollment, give our group enrollment form to your program director or chief resident:

Or email or call the Member Information Center at 781-434-7311

Individual Membership

Residents and fellows can join the MMS as individuals for $40 for one year or $90 for 3 years. Apply now! 

Resident Resources

Medical Education Core Competencies for the Prevention and Management of Prescription Drug Misuse and Suggested Education Modules

All residents and fellows are strongly encouraged to complete these education modules, or their own program adaptation, to strengthen their practice and help lead Massachusetts in its efforts to prevent and treat substance use disorders.

U.S. Medical Exam

Information on the what to find when preparing for the medical exam.

Career and Licensure Information

Information in one place on where to find information on career and licensure.

Your Financial Future: Education Debt Management

Webcast – Experienced representatives from Baystate Financial Services and Citizens Bank address important education debt management issues, including: disappearing subsidies and loan forgiveness; cost of repayment of loans and budgeting tips; how your FICO score is calculated; refinancing student loans to potentially lower interest rates; and loan consolidation to lower payments and increase cash flow.

What Do You Mean I’m Not Covered? Risk Management with Insurance

Webcast – Led by Kathleen Finnerty-Schroth, CIC, president of the Physicians Insurance Agency of Massachusetts (PIAM), this webcast reviews the purposes of various insurance products and the situations in which they apply.  Property insurance, practice liability insurance, malpractice insurance, professional and personal umbrellas, auto and homeowners insurance, disability and life insurance, long-term care insurance, and the list goes on... What kind of insurance does a physician need (or need to supplement) and under what circumstances? Even if you are an employed physician, the complexities of properly protecting your current and future assets may surprise you.

MMS – Resident and Fellow Section Leadership

Residents and Fellow Section Governing Council

Governing Council members are elected for one-year terms by the RFS membership at the MMS-RFS Annual Meeting each spring.

List of RFS Members on MMS Committees

RFS members serving on MMS committees help mold MMS policies, programs, and activities and ensure that the ideas and opinions of resident physicians and fellows are well represented on the Society's committees.


MMS-RFS Governing Rules

Rules regarding the MMS Resident and Fellow Section

RFS 2019-2020 Governing Council Nomination Form

Are you interested in being more engaged in your medical community, playing a role in shaping health system reform, learning more about the governance of your profession, developing your leadership acumen, and meeting other interesting physicians? We are looking for resident and fellow physicians to join the MMS-RFS Governing Council for the 2019-2020 term.  No prior experience necessary and self-nomination is permitted! Note: Nomination forms are due April 29, 2019.

MMS Committee Appointment Process

The Committee Appointment process begins in early February each year, with committee member terms beginning immediately after the MMS Annual Meeting.


RFS 2019 Annual Meeting

May 7, 2019 – 6:00pm-9:30pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy
4 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02110

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MMS Awards Program

The Society is proud to sponsor a number of prestigious awards to highlight and recognize outstanding contributions to the health and well-being of patients in the Commonwealth, throughout the country, and around the world.

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PIAM the Insurance Agency of the Massachusetts Medical Society

Boston Medical Library

Boston Medical LibraryMembers have access to the Waltham branch of the Boston Medical Library and the Countway Library of Medicine in Boston.

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Physician Health Services

PHS provides confidential consultation and support to physicians, residents, and medical students facing concerns related to: alcoholism, substance abuse, behavioral or mental health issues and physical illness. 

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