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House Staff Council

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.

Mission Statement

We provide house staff representation on major Hopkins institutions' committees including the Medical Board, the Faculty Senate, the Administrative Committee, Committees on Quality & Safety, Risk Management, Ethics 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. We also advocate for resident benefits, improved childcare facilities and hours, insurance coverage 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 also has a number of funds to provide financial support to house staff who have emergency situations, or who suffer catastrophic medical problems.

Get Involved

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 Your suggestions and comments are necessary and always welcome. Feel free to contact the officers of the HSC directly.

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House Staff Council