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We are pleased to launch a page dedicated to sharing job opportunities with CIR residents and alumni. Alumni are invited to get in touch and to share job openings with the CIR community.
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CIR Alumni couple reflect on Service trip to Haiti
“Since I heard about the earthquake I had wanted to go there, but I never got a chance because of work and resources,” said Dr. Samina Azam.
“Then my husband saw an ad on the CIR [website] about volunteering through Project Medishare, and we jumped on the opportunity.”
Dr. Samina Azam did her internal medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn,, while her husband,
Dr. Asif Azam, completed his family medicine residency at Jamaica Hospital in Queens. The couple shared their experience after a week spent volunteering at Hospital Bernard Mevs in Port-au-Prince through CIR and Project Medishare.
“My first one to two days, I was somewhat overwhelmed by the new culture, new people, new atmosphere with a totally different way of working,” said Samina. >>READ MORE
One Scholarship for Alumni to Volunteer in Haiti
Have you wanted to go to Haiti to assist in that critical humanitarian effort, but just weren’t sure how? The CIR Policy and Education Initiative (PEI) is offering a unique opportunity for a CIR alumto do just that.
The CIR Policy and Education Initiative, CIR’s nonprofit organization, was founded on CIR’s 50th Anniversary in 2007 through the generous donations of resident physician alumni. Today, CIRPEI is a thriving organization that seeks to educate physicians, other medical professionals and the general public about:
- Ways to increase access to health care
- How patient care can be improved
- Foster discussion on the challenges and problems faced by resident physicians in the overall health care system so solutions can be found
CIRPEI most recently won a grant from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) to continue its patient safety work with NYC’s Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC). To learn more about the CIR Policy and Education Initiative, please visit www.cirpei.org.
CIR/SEIU Healthcare is pleased to publish interviews with alumni in each new issue of CIR Vitals. Below you can read about their involvement with CIR and their advocacy and work as medical providers. Click on an image to read more about our alumni, and check back as we continue to publish their stories!