The annual Housestaff Association Survey is underway. Our survey allows us to advocate resident concerns to the School of Medicine, affiliated hospitals and individual training programs. Individual resident identity remains confidential. Only cumulative results and summarized feedback are shared. GME, the School of Medicine and the hospitals have been receptive to feedback and improvements in the work environment and educational policies have resulted.
The 2016-2017 Housestaff Association Executive Committee meets monthly throughout the year. Representatives are appointed to GME, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Hospital and Anschutz Campus committees to represent resident views. Contact the designated representative(s) or the HSA Office with concerns. Work environment or training issues at any of the practice sites should be discussed with your program or the Housestaff Association office directly.
Watch for Housestaff Association Newsletters to keep abreast of issues at all sites during the year. The HSA officers participate in the GME/UCH Chief Resident meetings which provide a valuable venue to discuss hospital-patient issues with the UCH leadership. Meetings also occur with other hospitals throughout the year.
Office of Professionalism
Residents can utilize the Office of Professionalism to confidentially report other residents or faculty, both professional lapses and good professional practices.
The Executive Committee is your voice to address resident issues regarding education, patient care, and work environments at all sites where you work. Department representatives should keep you informed of current issues. Let your representatives know if you have any concerns. You may also contact the Housestaff Association office via Sally.Robben@ucdenver.edu or call 303-724-3039 if you have an agenda item you would like discussed.
The power of the Association is in membership numbers. Your membership support and involvement is critical to our ability to successfully represent you. Our collective housestaff voice provides credibility to address issues.