Yale Women’s Housestaff Organization (YWHO)
Established in 2019, the Yale Women’s Housestaff Organization (YWHO) serves residents and fellows across specialties to improve the well-being and advancement of self-identified women at Yale. We create a community for residents and fellows to share their experiences as women physicians and advocate for issues that can specifically affect their training and careers. The YWHO also collaborates with other women and minority organizations on shared issues for women residents and faculty. The organization is funded by the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME).
For the 2019-2020 year, the YWHO has created a needs assessment to better understand the experiences of Yale’s women housestaff. The organization is also working on better supporting mothers in residency by drafting a model policy on motherhood and by adding lactation rooms for housestaff.
Because YWHO is a newly-established organization, there are many opportunities to get involved in leading the organization. Please email us if you are interested in helping run events or projects!