Class of 2015 at their graduation party.
Residency Social Events
Resident camaraderie and morale are important to our program to create a friendly and enjoyable working environment. The Department of Medicine sponsors activities and outings that reflect this commitment.
Department of Medicine Activities
Intern Welcome Reception
At the beginning of each year, a welcome reception is held for the incoming intern class. This is a fun evening that gives the interns an opportunity to meet all the residents and program leadership before starting residency.
Annual Holiday Party
Every December, our holiday party is held at an outside venue. Attendings and fellows graciously cover the services at the hospital to allow all to attend. Faculty are also invited to attend.
Below: Internal medicine residents at the 2015 holiday party.
Each spring, interns and residents are given a break from their clinical duties and gather for a retreat which involves a talent show and comic skits to help relieve stress and showcase everyone's talents and personalities.
Annual All-Resident Meeting
All continuing residents meet in the spring to discuss the curriculum and improvements for the upcoming year, in addition to receiving their schedules for the next year.
End of Year Intern Ceremony and Awards
At the end of the intern year, we honor them with an intern party and awards to congratulate and thank them for their hard work throughout the year.
Our graduating class is honored at a special dinner to celebrate the completion of their residency. Family members, interns and junior residents, as well as fellows and faculty are invited to attend and congratulate our graduates.
San Diego House Staff Association Activities
The San Diego House Staff Association hosts a get together three times per year for all housestaff from all departments to meet and socialize to foster camaraderie and enhance working relationships between all departments.
Chief Medicine Resident Activities
Intern Switch Day
The day before interns switch rotations, we invite all housestaff to congratulate the interns on finishing another month. It also provides the opportunity for residents to explore different areas of San Diego and hang out together.