GME Leaders Put Personal Schedules Above Patient Care

For the past 3 years, GME and UWHA have held all negotiating sessions and most other meetings at night, in order to accommodate the busy schedules of housestaff and to avoid pulling residents away the patients they are taking care of. Sadly, Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Labor Relations (LR) have now decided to prioritize getting themselves home early above patient and housestaff wellbeing.

Open Enrollment Begins November 1

Please be aware that open enrollement will begin November 1, 2017 for many plans from the PEBB (Public Employee Benefits Board). If you need to change your coverage, this is the time to figure that out. If this applies to you then you should get information about it in the mail so make sure your address is current with UW through Workday (https://isc.uw.edu/).

Obama Got His Flu Shot, Have You Gotten Yours?

Its Time to Get Your Flu Shot!

UW Flu Shot Clinic
Tuesday, October 24 - Eastlake, UW Medicine    
Tuesday, October 24 -Belltown, IHME    
Thursday, November 2 - Seattle Campus, HUB Benefits Fair, Ballroom     
Friday, November 17 -  Seattle Campus, Health Science Lobby    

View all clinic times and specific rooms/locations at: http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/health-and-wellness/flu-shot-clinics/

Antimicrobial Stewardship

This week at the MSAC meeting the antimicrobial stewardship team at UWMC gave a presentation on efforts being taken at the hospital to ensure we are all doing what we can to properly use antibiotics. This is a vital issue that we all have a part in. The antimicrobial sterwardship team has prepared tools to help us use this resource in the appropriate way such as the Antibiotic Reference Kit in the Online Clinical Care Advisories & Messages App (OCCAM).

Post-docs on the UW campus are working to form a union and we support them!

For residents and fellows, our overwhelming vote to form a union and the new contract we negotiated has led to big improvements in salary, stipends, and labor practices. Post-docs at UW are now striving for these same benefits too.

Welcome New Trainees!

The UWHA is happy to welcome the incoming trainees for the 2017-2018 year. We have been at and will continue to attend resident/fellow orientation to introduce ourselves, answer questions, and gather membership cards. If you did not fill out a membership card at orientation, click on the attachment, sign, and send to the UWHA PO Box 95318, Seattle, WA 98145. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at uwha@uw.edu