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The Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) is an organization that empowers interns, residents, and fellows from all member hospitals to strive for healthcare excellence through organizing, collective bargaining, and advocacy. It is the United State’s largest housestaff union with over 18,000 housestaff. In 1957, interns and residents in New York City’s public hospitals founded CIR. By 1969-70, members in the private sectors began to organize and join CIR. CIR has successfully advocated through the 1990s, including winning pay for housestaff covering for absent colleagues and helping set maximum work hour limits for New York housestaff. CIR also collaborates with teaching hospitals to improve projects that increase the value of care provided to patients.


Committee of Interns and Residents. (n.d.). Retrieved July 7, 2021, from https://www.cirseiu.org/

Committee of Interns and Residents. (n.d.). Our history. Retrieved July 7, 2021, from https://www.cirseiu.org/our-history-2/

Committee of Interns and Residents. (n.d.). Who we are. Retrieved July 7, 2021, from https://www.cirseiu.org/who-we-are/

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