Residents are active in a number of groups and committees that not only improve clinical care and multidisciplinary endeavors but also enrich their lives and the lives of others.
House Officer Quality and Safety Committee
The House Officer Quality & Safety Committee (HOQSC) is a multidisciplinary, resident-led committee focused on improving clinical care across the health system which has over 1,200 house officers working alongside faculty, nurses and students to provide patient care. Understanding that house officers deliver a large portion of the direct clinical care to our patients, this committee was developed to more fully leverage the unique front-line experiences of our residents. Participation in this committee engages our residents in patient safety and quality improvement efforts across the University of Michigan Health System.
Michigan Pediatrics Advocacy Collaborative Team
Michigan Pediatrics Advocacy Collaborative Team, is a resident-led initiative focused on addressing health disparities, lobbying for pediatric public policy issues, and advocating for children throughout the state of Michigan. The mission of MPACT is to educate residents on the needs of our patient population, advocate for all of our “little victors” in the political arena, and promote local advocacy and volunteer opportunities.
Residency Advisory Warriorz
The Residency Advisory Warriorz (RAWRZ) are an elected group of residents who make meaningful change within the program by partnering with leadership and residents to find solutions for issues or ideas for change based on resident feedback.
Pediatricians for Black Lives
Pediatricians for Black Lives is comprised of residents and faculty. The group works in coordination with MPACT (Michigan Pediatrics Advocacy Collaborative Team), our larger advocacy group with the overarching goals to align with the goals and voices of the Michigan Medical School's White Coats for Black Lives (an initiative of the Black Medical Association). These goals have been organized into three arms: (1) Support of current Black and URM-identifying medical students, faculty, and employees, (2) Resident recruitment and education, both reflecting a commitment to anti-racist practices, and (3) Sustainable, informed engagement with the communities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Recent activities have included organizing noon conferences on dermatologic diagnosis/management in skin of color, working with pipeline programs, voter registration efforts, creating a bank of anti-bias resources for the outpatient setting, and adding a sustainable service-learning requirement to our longitudinal advocacy curriculum.
Residents and Fellows for Global Health Equity
At the Michigan Medicine Pediatric Residency program, we believe global health opportunities, both local and abroad, and addressing health disparities contributes to the development of socially-conscious and well-rounded pediatricians. Residents have multiple opportunities for exposure to global health and health disparities. In addition to the opportunity to choose Global Health and Health Disparities as an area of concentration, residents also can participate in the GME Global Health and Health Disparities Group. This group supports and facilitates the development of global health and health disparities education, research and clinical opportunities for all residents at Michigan Medicine.
Medical Student Interest Group
A group of residents with a particular interest in medical education to improve the experience of medical students throughout their pediatric clerkship. The mission is to improve residents’ ability to effectively and efficiently teach medical student through the creation of chalk talks available in every resident team room
The Resident Book Club offers the opportunity to meet up with other residents outside of work at local coffee shops, restaurants, and resident homes to discuss current best sellers.