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The House Staff Council is the self-governing body and representative body of the interns and residents of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Bayview Campus.
We provide house staff representation on major Hopkins institutions' committees including the Medical Board, the Administrative Committee, and the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC). In so doing, the Council provides input into policies on patient care, the community, and decisions affecting the house staff such as the efficient use of house staff time, and salary and benefit planning.
We also represent the house staff in broader issues concerning their working conditions and well-being. For example in recent years the Council has addressed house staff health care issues; conducted hospital-wide surveys on work-hours, supervision, and educational debt of house staff; and participated in the establishment of a House Staff Education Fund to support house staff educational initiatives. We are also involved in effecting quality of life improvements such as on-call meal tickets, lobbying for childcare facilities and retirement funds. The Council sponsors educational seminars along with leadership and professional development workshops.
In addition, the Council hosts social events to bring together residents from all departments. The House Staff Benevolence Fund provides financial support to fellow house officers who suffer catastrophic medical problems.
To be effective, the Council needs the participation and assistance of all members of the house staff. Each department has at least two elected representatives on the House Staff Council, which meets the second Tuesday of each month. House staff interested in serving on the Council should contact an HSC representative at email@example.com. Your suggestions and comments are necessary and always welcome. Feel free to contact the officers of the HSC directly.