Solidarity in Medicine
Solidarity in Medicine (SIM) is a committee of medical trainees and educators who gather with the following mission statement in mind: to encourage residents to advocate effectively for self and colleagues as we pursue personal fulfillment and develop our professional identity in a more equitable medical field.
SIM explores topics that haven't been formally addressed elsewhere in our program. The group has three main goals:
- Empower residents to stand up for their fellow trainees and appreciate the unique tribe we belong to as co-residents
- Acknowledge academic medicine's tendency to create a never-good-enough culture and seek ways to prioritize personal fulfillment equally with professional success
- Discuss emerging evidence about discrepancies in salary & leadership opportunities to help us become informed advocates for our future colleagues and promote greater equity in the medical field
Our discussions thus far have included:
- Standing up for each other during tense situations in medical training
- Strategies to recognize and minimize mansplaining
- Cultivating a joyful work and home environment (based on Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee)
- Fulfillment (based on Dark Horse by Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas)
- Professional and personal equality
We are looking forward to further explorations of ways to support one another during our medical training and future careers.