Resident Labor Rights: Future Directions of Unionization


Resident Labor Rights

Across the country, residents are unionizing! Join us for a three part discussion on resident unionization where we will explore the history of unionization, pros and cons of unionizing a residency, real life experience of resident participation in unionization efforts, and future directions. This podcast series is our follow up to the AAEM/RSA Resident Labor Rights panel discussion which took place live in New Orleans at Scientific Assembly, so be sure to also reference that panel discussion!

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Join us for a discussion regarding the future directions of residency unionization! These podcast episodes are meant to follow up on our AAEM/RSA Resident Labor Rights panel discussion which took place live in New Orleans at Scientific Assembly and will be posted later.  Please keep your eyes out for that recording to hear us discuss the basics of what a union is and its pros and cons. This three-part podcast series will build on those initial conversations.

Here with us today is Dr. Anna Yap 

Dr. Yap is an Emergency Physician and Health Equity and Administration Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. She currently serves as a California Medical Association Trustee and as the AMA Resident and Fellows Speaker of the House and was previously a regional vice president for the Committee of Interns and Residents. She has used her multidisciplinary background in marketing, education, and community building with medicine to advocate for patients and physicians since day one of medical school. As a leader in multiple organizations on the local, state, and national scale, she has worked for a safer and more equitable healthcare system that cares for the most vulnerable of individuals. She has been an active leader in the labor movement, helping to start a union, advocating for essential workers, and authoring legislation to improve the lives of trainees. In her “free” time, she enjoys exploring farmer’s markets, crocheting, improvised cooking, gaming, and absolutely not getting out of bed.