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Resident and Fellow Association Committee

The Resident and Fellow Association Committee (RFAC) is a sub-committee of the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) composed of residents and fellows.

The RFAC connects UPMC Residents and Fellows to collaborate in the service of high-quality patient care and education across disciplines, to enhance knowledge transfer between programs at a trainee level, develop collaborative trainee-led projects, and offer new leadership opportunities. Additionally, we seek to create a cross-disciplinary advisory group to collaborate and support GMEC’s commitment to recruit, train and retain the best and most diverse workforce.

Mission: Connect UPMC Residents and Fellows to collaborate in the service of high-quality patient care and education across disciplines.

Vision: Create a cross-disciplinary advisory group to collaborate and support GME’s commitment to Recruit, Train and Retain the Best and Most Diverse Workforce to care for your patients.

Meet the Co-Chairs

Image of Dr. Robin Vasan.

Dr. Robin Vasan is a resident in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital urology residency program.

vasanrv@upmc.edu

Dr. Catherine Easton.

Dr. Catherine (Kate) Baye Easton is a resident in the UPMC Harrisburg obstetrics and gynecology program.

bayeeastonc@upmc.edu

Who we are

The RFAC incorporates two co-chairs to engage trainees from multiple programs yielding the development and maintenance of cross-disciplinary initiatives, while providing a direct trainee voice in several other and longstanding GME subcommittees.

The RFAC is excited to support several on-going initiatives.

Community Guide

The UPMC Community Guide is a centralized sources for trainees to see the various training programs from the perspective of current trainees and a living resource for future generations of UPMC residents and fellows. It features neighborhoods around the various training sites and offers insight into the culture of Western and Central Pennsylvania, featuring the thriving food and drink scene, museums, cultural attractions, and performance venues to visit. The community guide also included a “HousingDoc” that provided an opportunity for incoming trainees to look for housing advertised by current trainees, as well as roommates.

Access the Community Guide


Resources

Navigating scholarly work during training can be a challenging experience. Please find a quick brush-up of relevant skills to work through research and QI for trainees in the Resident Fellow Association Committee Resources folder on MedHub.

Additional resources on HSLS and the Wolff Center can be found here:

How is your financial literacy? Stressed about student loans, retirement, and insurance? The Resident Fellow Association Committee has a four-part financial literacy series to promote your wellness.

Supplemental financial literacy resources are available in the Resident Fellow Association Committee Resources folder of MedHub.

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