The Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) brings together interns, residents, and fellows in a chapter-based organization whose purpose is to represent its doctor-members and the interests of the patients and communities they serve.
When the earthquake struck Haiti in 2010 scores of resident physicians volunteered for relief efforts. Recognizing the ongoing medical needs, CIR members and alumni continue to deploy, donating vacation time in one-week intervals. These are their stories.
CIR/SEIU is the largest housestaff union in the country, representing more than 13,000 resident physicians nationwide. Learn more about CIR and read additional stories from CIR doctors in Haiti at http://cir.seiu.org/HaitiDocs.
Carolyn Koffler, MD, DrPH, helped negotiate the first resident physician salary for NYC public hospitals in 1937. Dr. Koffler, now 98, was recently honored for her pioneering efforts by The Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare.
CIR/SEIU is the largest housestaff union in the country, representing more than 13,000 resident physicians nationwide.