The University of Michigan Pediatric Residency Program is defined by its people – enthusiastic, spirited residents with varied backgrounds and interests who truly enjoy each other’s company both in and out of the workplace. When not at the hospital, residents can be found at numerous planned and spontaneous social events, from happy hours and dinners out, to tailgates and kayaking down the Huron River.
Our active social committee helps organize events and is never short of ideas to help us get together. Past social events have included:
- Trivia Nights at varied pubs in the area
- Autumn Wine and Cheese Party
- Resident Book Club
- Whirlyball (a game similar to Lacrosse, but played on bumper cars)
- Live Storytelling Shows at “The Moth” in Ann Arbor
- The House Officer Association’s Annual Halloween Party
- The Annual Departmental Holiday Party in December
- Annual Class Retreats for each class, where hospital coverage is provided to give an entire class the day off, with the Residency Program organizing a relaxing and fun afternoon hanging out as a team
- Annual “Chamberpot” Event, a night of hilarity during which residents perform skits and our beloved interns are “roasted” (all in good fun, of course!)
All of these events show that the University of Michigan Pediatric Residency Program values a balanced work and social life, and is committed to creating an atmosphere of support, collegiality and fun amongst the entire department.