Who We Are

We Are 15,000+

The Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) is the largest housestaff union in the United States. We are a local of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), representing over 15,000 resident physicians and fellows who are dedicated to improving residency training and education, advancing patient care, and expanding healthcare access for our communities.

60 Years Strong

Uniting physicians for a stronger voice – for our patients, ourselves, and for cost-effective, high-quality care

Our History

CIR was founded in 1957 by interns and residents in New York City’s public hospitals…


Our Mission
Our Mission
We empower our nation’s interns, residents and fellows to fight for excellence for our patients, our training and our healthcare system through organizing, collective bargaining and advocacy.

We empower our nation’s interns, residents and fellows to fight for excellence for our patients…


Structure & Governance

CIR is a democratically run organization composed of interns, residents, and fellows from all member…




Executive Committee

CIR is a democratically run organization composed of interns, residents, and fellows from all member hospitals. It is governed by the Executive Committee and the House of Delegates, which are composed of members who are elected annually by their peers.

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Contact Us

The CIR Office is moving to:
10-27 46th Avenue, Suite 300-2
Long Island City, NY 11101
on April 29th, 2019

Regional Offices

Phone: (212) 356-8100
Email: info@cirseiu.org

Benefits Office

Phone: (212) 356-8180
Email: benefits@cirseiu.org

Our Union

The Committee of Interns and Residents is the oldest and largest housestaff union in the country, representing more than 15,000 interns, residents, and fellows in California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Washington, D.C.

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