The Committee of Interns and Residents is a national 13,000-member union of resident physicians and fellows who are dedicated to improving residency training and education, advancing patient care, and expanding healthcare access.
Residents work directly with their respective hospital administrations (“collective bargaining“) to affect both their own working conditions and the conditions of their patients. They also support residents who wish to organize their housestaff into the union within their own hospitals. CIR members volunteer for community wellness clinics and organizations, write letters to Washington and meet with their Congressional leaders, and constantly strive to achieve better patient care. In short, CIR members are advocates—advocates for residents, advocates for patients, and advocates for the entire healthcare system.
Advocating for Residents
- Collective Bargaining regarding concerns most pressing to housestaff
- Organizing support for non-CIR housestaff who wish to have a voice in their hospitals
- Improving Resident Well-being at home and in the workplace
- Resources & Opportunities, such as post-residency seminars, Quality Improvement and Health Justice fellowships, and volunteer opportunities at home and abroad.
Advocating for Patients; Strengthening Hospitals