I joined the union and served as a delegate and regional VP at the University of New Mexico during my residency. Next year I’ll be doing a program on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Bradley Hospital/Brown University as I serve as CIR Executive Vice President.
I’ve learned a lot in the last few years – I have learned how to edit a journal, how to negotiate with management and I have become a stronger leader and advocate from my work with CIR.
CIR protects residents from exploitation, promotes resident leadership, ensures that residents can take care of their health and their families during training and is one of the strongest advocates for patient safety and quality improvement.
I would like membership to grow—especially in open shops. I would like us to be responsive to the political concerns of our membership—especially regarding healthcare policy.
I look forward to taking a role in new organizing whenever possible, continuing to develop our quality improvement resources and starting an alumni mentoring program.