Ashley Cheek, DO (3 Posts)
Editor-in-Chief and Former Social Media Manager
Memorial Health University Medical Center
Ashley is a chief pediatric resident physician. In 2020, she graduated with honors from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2012, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oral Roberts University. Throughout her medical journey, she has mentored students in Campbell’s MSBS program, inspired high school students through Envision National Youth Leadership Conference, and served as a childcare volunteer for the Campbell Community Christmas Store. Her interests include reading, writing, watching Hallmark movies, and spending time with her family (especially through vacations to Disney World & Dollywood). She hopes to contribute encouragement and inspiration to current & future medical students, residents, and fellows.
We are fighting for UW to come up to the national standard in their treatment of residents; we’re not asking for the impossible. Residents deserve to work in humane and livable conditions.
On September 25, we participated in a 15-minute unity break (effectively a walk-out) with over 450 residents and fellows at the University of Washington in protest of UW’s dismal contract proposals during our negotiations. It was led by the University of Washington Housestaff Association (UWHA), one of the few unions of resident doctors in the United States.
On September 25, the resident physicians and fellows at the University of Washington (UW) participated in a “strike.” It lasted only 15 minutes, because above all else, they are physicians putting patient care first. So, why are they striking?
Parivash Akhavan Sanders, DO (1 Posts)
Physician Guest Writer
Banner University Medical Center – Tucson
Dr. Sanders is a family medicine physician and co-founder of FMStudent.com (a free resource for third and fourth-year medical students interested in family medicine). Originally from the Phoenix desert but soon to be transplanted to San Francisco, she is passionate about primary care, family planning, medical education, and resident wellness sans mandatory modules.