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Ashley Cheek, DO Ashley Cheek, DO (3 Posts)

Editor-in-Chief and Former Social Media Manager

Memorial Health University Medical Center

Ashley recently completed her pediatric residency and served as chief resident. 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.

Why We Walked Out: A Call for Courage and Action from the University of Washington Housestaff Association

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.

Brandon Peplinski, MD, MPH Brandon Peplinski, MD, MPH (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

University of Washington School of Medicine

Brandon Peplinski is a current PGY-2 internal medicine resident at the University of Washington where he is a University of Washington Housestaff Association board member. Originally from the Twin Cities, Minnesota, he has lived in Maryland, Washington DC, Argentina, Southern California, and Seattle. His interests include epidemiology, socioeconomic determinants of health, and advocacy.