I became involved in CIR because working to improve the livelihood of my fellow residents are important to me. CIR gives residents an opportunity to make change where we otherwise couldn’t. So much of our time goes to treating patients that it can very challenging to engage with administration to find solutions to the issues that both residents and patients face.
CIR has shown me that there are many ways to achieve one goal. Having a union means that we, housestaff, have a direct line of communications with those who make decisions about our working conditions and the care our patients receive. I’m excited about helping make my chapter stronger.