Jessica Edwards, DO
CIR has created a culture at our hospital where residents are happy and are fairly compensated for their work. They also are not afraid to stand up and fight for the issues that matter because we have support.
I have learned that your voice matters, no matter how big or small the stage is. Getting involved and being heard as residents is one of the most important things that you can do. When we talk, people listen and we should use that platform to advocate for our patients and our field.
More chapters mean more strength. We should be organizing more chapters.
I plan to help the organizations by continuing to develop my leadership skills, being involved throughout my career, using my voice and influence as a physician to affect change at my hospital and beyond and spread the word about CIR.