The Council of Interns and Residents (CIR) serves as the representative body and advocate for all DOs who are training as interns, residents and fellows in AOA, ACGME and military postdoctoral training programs. The CIR represents the views and interests of postdoctoral trainees to the AOA Bureau of Membership and Board of Trustees. The CIR helps develop AOA initiatives to enhance the quality of pre-doctoral, postdoctoral, and continuing osteopathic medical education, and helps postdoctoral trainees network and find leadership opportunities. Postdoctoral trainees who are active at the state, specialty or OPTI level may also be interested in serving as a CIR Ambassador; some tasks as an Ambassador include reaching out to osteopathic medical students or helping to form intern/resident committees at a program, state or specialty society.
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