The Housestaff Association officers and reps have been attending committee meetings addressing resident issues. UCH has agreed to extend a 5% discount to residents when purchasing food in the cafeterias, as well as the meal subsidies allotted for on-call duty. GME/UCH Chief Resident meetings have provided a valuable venue to discuss hospital-patient issues with the leadership. Representatives on various committees remain involved in the professionalism discussions and plans. Watch for Housestaff Association Newsletters to keep abreast of details and other issues.
Our annual Housestaff Association Survey will be coming out this spring. Participation allows us to represent resident interests to the hospitals and administration, striving to improve the resident environment and experience.
Professionalism First The confidential reporting system is available. Medical students and residents can now provide anonymous/confidential reporting on other residents or faculty, both professional lapses and good professional practices.
Executive Committee - The Executive Committee members meet monthly throughout the year. Your department representatives should keep you informed of current issues. Keep in touch with your departmental representatives and let them know if you have any concerns. You may also contact the Housestaff Association office via Sally.Robben@ucdenver.edu or call 303-724-3039.
Reminding all of you, 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.