Each residency class attends a separate 2-3 day annual retreat, with clinical responsibilities covered by other residents, fellows, and faculty. Scheduled activities during retreats include feedback sessions, career guidance and discussions about “Life after Residency”, leadership workshops, talks about risk management and health care delivery, and recertification of PALS and NRP.
Plenty of relaxation time is always scheduled. Residents participate in many activities available at the resorts. Group refreshment hours and dinners occur nightly.
The PL-1 class holds an Annual Late-Night Bowling Tournament with a highly coveted trophy awarded to the winning team. Karaoke, theatrical performances, and other spontaneous unscheduled activities have been known to occur. The PL-2 class competes in a Ping-Pong tournament against each other as well as the Department Chair (the current champion).