Resident/Fellow Section

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Welcome to the Resident and Fellow page for the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS)! As your representatives to CSMS, we are your health policy advocates and we want to know about your policy priorities. We plan to keep in touch with you via email, and we plan to continue sending surveys out on an annual basis to gauge what policy changes are most important to you. If you have any questions, or would like to get involved with what we are doing, please contact me at

Why become a CSMS member: Top Five Reasons

5.) As a CSMS member, you’re eligible for a wide range of discounted products and services from CSMS Affinity Partners;

4.) CSMS members receive free tools like DocBookMD, a secure, HIPAA-compliant text/image messaging system;

3.) Receive exclusive member publications, like Connecticut Medicine, Action News, SportsMed and the Weekly E-News;

2.) CSMS advocacy efforts benefit physicians at all career stages – from med students to retired practitioners; and

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1.) Residents and fellows get ALL of the above for a special low membership rate


News & Events


House staff physicians (medical residents and fellows) represent a significant proportion of the physician workforce in the US, and are a potentially important force in health care transformation, but little is known about house staff health policy attitudes or priorities.

Over a 16-week period in 2013-2014, members of the CSMS RFS Section conducted a cross-sectional survey of all house staff at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC). Survey highlights included:

  • A majority of respondents (89%) agreed that health policy was important to them, but only 21% felt confident in their knowledge of health policy
  • 32% felt that they had a good understanding of the Affordable Care Act
  • The highest-ranked health policy priorities were malpractice reform and future salary

An analysis of the survey results was published in the May 2014 issue of Connecticut Medicine, the CSMS peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Resident & Fellow Events

More to come – stay tuned





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