(Candidate) New Mexico Regional Vice President: Vanessa al Rashida

Vanessa al Rashida, MD, MPH
University of New Mexico
Regional VP New Mexico

CIR has improved our working environments and our income. The recent thing that I heard CIR is doing is incorporating wellness and wellbeing into our residency by having time off for wellness.

From being a part of CIR, I learned that you are able to make change despite your position and training in an organization or hospital. I am reminded that there is strength in numbers in it comes to addressing weaknesses in a residency program.

I would like to help out with membership and how we can motivate residents further to support and stand for CIR.
I will continue to help advocate for improvements in working conditions of residents and addressing work-related stress appropriately. I will help to increase the membership of CIR locally and hopefully nationally.