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Special Support and Social Opportunities

  • Social gatheringBi-monthly residents’ lunch meeting with Program Director, Associate Program Directors, Program Coordinator and Chief Residents.
     
  • Bi-monthly Wellness in Medical Practice lunch, a private lunch meeting of residents by year in program, funded by program. Residents are also divided into one of four communities with residents from other classes, and some Wellness in Medical Practice lunches include our integrated wellness curriculum which was designed to promote resident wellness and covers specific topics such as resources at UI Hospitals and Clinics, building resilience, burnout and burnout prevention, mindfulness, debriefing, healthy living habits, and interconnectedness.
  • Annual retreat for PGY1s focusing on team building, stress management, and end-of-life issues.
     
  • Annual retreat for PGY2s focusing on teaching and supervisory skills.
     
  • Annual retreat for PGY3s focusing on life after residency.
     
  • Annual Career Day for PGY2s discussing careers in general private/academic pediatrics and fellowship training.
     
  • Faculty mentor system, meeting at least twice per year with a faculty mentor.
     
  • Social activities include an all resident’s family picnic and various spontaneous events throughout the year such as baseball games, bowling tournaments, happy hours, and movie nights.