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Tackling Social Injustice: A Resource Guide for Transgender Individuals

Fourth-year NYU/Bellevue psychiatry resident Dr. Laura Erickson Schroth has witnessed the failures of the medical profession to serve  LGB and especially T (transgender) patients. Inspired by “Our bodies, Ourselves,” published in 1971—a groundbreaking book published in 1971 on women’s health …

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Are You QI Cool?

This past weekend, the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) hosted an event called “What’s Your QI IQ? Resident Physicians as Quality Improvement Leaders” in New York City. The program was developed as a partnership between the CIR Policy and Education Initiative and the Healthcare Transformation Project of Cornell University.

Health Care Handbook Helps Residents and Med Students Navigate the Healthcare Maze

Nathan Moore is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin and a fourth-year medical student at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He recently co-authored a book with fellow med student Elisabeth Askin on …

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Word from the Wards: Residents discuss their financial worries

“Residents are expected to work hard and not seem concerned with finances with the assumption that when you graduate you’ll be financially stable. As a result, there is no effort to educate residents about even basic financial concepts—the only place …

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Maimonides Residents Gain Notice for Medication Reconciliation

In the first year of a new quality improvement project, residents at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY have significantly improved medication reconciliation, showing improvement of up to 44 percent in some departments. The results of the resident-driven quality improvement …

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Highland’s History of Patient Advocacy

This year marks Highland Hospital/Alameda County Medical Center’s 14th anniversary in CIR, but ACMC housestaff have been organizing and taking collective action since long before they voted to join CIR. Residents at ACMC have been at the forefront of patient care …

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CIR Members Confront Superstorm Sandy, a Disaster of Historic Proportions

On October 28, 2012 Superstorm Sandy hit the New York/New Jersey region, causing devastation and disruptions to millions along its path. Residents at CIR hospitals were on the frontlines of patient care and many lost access to their places of …

Post-Residency Contracts 101

At a recent post residency life workshop in New York, guest speaker Robert Stulberg, Esq. said, “Through your residency you have had excellent employment protections. The reason you’ve had those protections is that you are represented by CIR, which has …

UMDNJ Bargaining Newsletter

The purpose of this newsletter is to inform all members about collective bargaining with UMDNJ starting on October 24th at 5pm. The bargaining committee is comprised of residents from RWJMS, NJMS and SOM. Bargaining is a process where residents and …

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CIR Haiti Watch: Day 5

A team of CIR physicians is volunteering in Haiti this week and CIR Communications Coordinator Erin Malone will be reporting back, sharing photos and reflections. Check here daily through August 24 for updates. Day 1  Day 2  Day 3  Day 4  Day 5  I wake up to …

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CIR Haiti Watch: Day 4

A team of CIR physicians is volunteering in Haiti this week and CIR Communications Coordinator Erin Malone will be reporting back, sharing photos and reflections. Check here daily through August 24 for updates. Day 1  Day 2  Day 3  Day 4  Day …

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CIR Haiti Watch: Day 3

A team of CIR physicians is volunteering in Haiti this week and CIR Communications Coordinator Erin Malone will be reporting back, sharing photos and reflections. Check here daily through August 24 for updates. Day 1  Day 2  Day 3  Day 4  Day 5  I started …

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CIR Haiti Watch: Day 2

A team of CIR physicians is volunteering in Haiti this week and CIR Communications Coordinator Erin Malone will be reporting back, sharing photos and reflections. Check here daily through August 24 for updates. Day 1  Day 2  Day 3  Day 4  Day 5  Entry 1: …

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CIR Haiti Watch August 2012: Day 1

A team of CIR physicians is volunteering in Haiti this week and CIR Communications Coordinator Erin Malone will be reporting back, sharing photos and reflections. Check here daily through August 24 for updates. Day 1  Day 2  Day 3  Day 4  Day 5  I sat …

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Slideshow from the 2012 Convention

Thanks to all who participated in CIR’s convention! This year’s theme, “Residency, Culture and Community,” explored residents’ power to create and change culture, and to advocate for their communities. Visit CIR’s Annual Convention page for more information. Did you like …

CIR Physicians Weigh in on the Affordable Care Act

On Monday, March 26, CIR members joined a coalition of healthcare providers across the country celebrating the second anniversary of the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As the Supreme Court began to hear three days of …

Video: Resident Research Day at Metropolitan Hospital Center

This February, residents at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City participated in the hospital’s first Resident Research Day. The day was made possible by CIR’s Patient Care Trust Fund and co-sponsored by New York Medical College and Metropolitan Hospital …

Victory for Kern Residents Fighting to Save Family Medicine Program

After lengthy discussion, the Kern Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to 1) Guarantee that all current residents will complete their 3-year training at KMC and 2) Fill all Family Medicine resident physician slots 2012-2013.

Kern Medical Center Residents Fight to Save Family Medicine

Threatened with the closure of the family medicine residency program, Kern Medical Center residents brought their concerns to the Kern County Board of Supervisors. In a meeting with Board of Supervisors Chair Zack Scrivner, they outlined what makes the Family …

CIR Physicians Lobby Florida State Legislature

Last week, as state budget cuts loomed, CIR physicians from Jackson Memorial Hospital lobbied at the Capitol in Tallahassee. Our members met with seventeen legislators to share stories and advocate for preserving funding at their hospital. While original Senate budget …