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Solidarity in Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin

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.
Collaboration Brainstorm 3F 2M

SIM explores topics that haven't been formally addressed elsewhere in our program. The group has three main goals:

  1. Empower residents to stand up for their fellow trainees and appreciate the unique tribe we belong to as co-residents
  2. Acknowledge academic medicine's tendency to create a never-good-enough culture and seek ways to prioritize personal fulfillment equally with professional success
  3. 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.