Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Resident and Fellow Section Annual Meeting & Elections

MMS Resident and Fellow Section Annual Meeting & Elections

Date: May 7, 2019      
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy 
4 Columbus Avenue 
Boston, MA  02116


6:00 PM

Registration & Networking

6:45 PM


7:00 PM

“Why Single Payer, Medicare-for-All?”

Adam Gaffney, MD, MPH
Instructor of Medicine, HMS
Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician, Cambridge Health Alliance

Author, “To Heal Humankind: The Right to Health in History”
President, Physicians for a National Health Program

The idea of single payer, Medicare-for-all has gained a lot of attention recently, but what would it look like and how would it work?  Dr. Gaffney will discuss why he advocates for universal, comprehensive single-payer national health insurance and how he thinks it could optimize patient access and patient care.

7:45 PM

Resident Fellow Section Business Meeting and Resident Fellow Section 2019-2020 Elections (Word Doc, 3 pages)

Want to be an RFS Leader?

Members of the Resident and Fellow Section are eligible to serve on the RFS Governing Council.  As a Governing Council member, you will take an active role in directing the policy and activities of the Section both in Massachusetts and on the national level at the AMA.  Return a nomination form by April 29, 2019.


(Registration fee includes a four-course dinner and two drink tickets.)
Member - $10,  Non-Member/Guests - $20

Questions or problems registering online?  Please contact Colleen Hennessey at or (781) 434-7315

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Adam Gaffney is a physician, writer, healthcare researcher, and advocate. He is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a pulmonary and critical care physician at the Cambridge Health Alliance. Gaffney has authored or co-authored articles in numerous medical journals, including the Lancet, the British Medical Journal, and the American Journal of Public Health, and his writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, the New Republic, the Los Angeles Review of Books, USA Today, and elsewhere. He is the author of the recent book, To Heal Humankind: The Right to Health in History (Routledge, 2017). Gaffney is president of the single-payer advocacy organization Physicians for a National Health Program.



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