The best part of our program is our incredible community of residents and faculty. With six residents per class, we are a small and tight-knit program. Our wellness committee includes representatives from each class to address resident concerns and wellbeing – they also produce a great monthly newsletter with updates about the program and local events to check out! We have monthly resilience sessions with our behavioralist Dr. Lindsay Fazio during our afternoon didactics.
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Intern year begins with a three-week orientation block that includes on-boarding activities, lectures, and simulation blocks. They are each paired with a PGY2 and PGY3 who serve as their “big sib” family throughout residency. Highlights of the orientation block include the annual residency graduation, informal social events with residents, and the traditional intern welcome picnic!
Annual Resident Retreat
The annual residency retreat is all about team building and connection with our coresidents. Faculty cover our inpatient service so that all residents can attend. In recent years, retreat activities have included top golf, bowling, axe throwing – and of course, there is always lots of great food!
The annual charity fundraiser showcasing the many talents of our residents, faculty, and staff. Musical performances, martial arts demonstrations, baked goods and crafts for auction – all for a good cause.
Residency Wide Retreat
In addition to the resident only retreat, we also have a residency wide retreat each year with faculty and staff. Last year, the retreat took place after everyone was vaccinated against COVID-19 and included a Bob Ross style painting session and competitive games including a resident vs. faculty tug-of-war.
Each spring, our third years and faculty prepare video roasts before graduation. These seem to get more elaborate each year – the 2021 video, directed by Dr. Joseph Gibes, included choreography and drone footage.