The year begins with an annual barbeque where the new interns can meet and get to know the housestaff and attendings.
This is the annual holiday event hosted at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla in December. All divisions from the Department of Surgery attend and the aquarium exhibits are open just for the Department of Surgery. This is a fun event with great food, music, and a truly festive atmosphere in a unique venue.
Department of Surgery Softball
The annual game between the Department of Surgery and the Department of Medicine has quickly become one of the most anticipated events of the year.
Current all-time record:
- 2008: Surgery beats Medicine 7-6
Department of Surgery Golf
A new tradition started at the department. This annual tournament between the attending and residents is a hotly contested traditional stroke play tournament.
The annual graduation dinner and awards ceremony is hosted at the elegant University Club Atop Symphony Towers. The stunning views of Downtown San Diego and exquisite food from the University Club make this a one-of-a-kind location to end one journey as you begin another.