Activities, recreation, and entertainment play an important part in the residency experience. We recognize team-building efforts enhance our workplace and value the balance between education, work, family and recreation. Some of our previous residency activities have included the following:
Monthly Family Activities
Cheyanne Blanchard, wife of Jordan Blanchard, MD (‘14), enjoys a morning with her son Reif and other residents' families at Provo City park. Residents' families hold monthly activities in the many recreational sites around Utah County.
Residency Family Picnics
We hold monthly activities that residents, faculty and their families are invited to. During the summer we have barbeques and games, and during the winter we have parties and movie nights. Everyone enjoys getting to know each other and building friendships.
Every year our clinic puts on a Halloween party for all of our clinic patients. The hospital also has various activities for Halloween. This year our clinic won $100 for the best group costume when many of us dressed up as characters from the movie, "The Incredibles". Hopefully we can keep the winning tradition alive.
Spring Resident Retreat
Every March we have a resident and faculty retreat. Residents and faculty stay in a cabin where we have business meetings, and of course, our annual foosball tournament. At these retreats we review financial statistics and the director gives out prizes to residents with the best coding practices. We end our retreat with a renewed attitude and positive outlook on the future.
Fall Resident Retreat
Every fall we take our families and get away for a weekend retreat somewhere exciting. We have lots of recreation time with our families and several business meetings for the partners. Recently we have gone to Moab, Park City and Zion's National Park. We've done many exciting outdoor family activities like hiking, swimming, horseback riding, golfing, and river rafting. In addition, there are financial reviews, practice management evaluations, and state-of-the-residency updates. We also have three types of partners' meetings: residents only, faculty only, and combined partners' meetings. Our inpatient services in the hospital are covered by our residency alumni while we are away.
New Resident Orientation
During orientation week we take a break from our computer and clinic training to enjoy a day of team building. Every year we go to a ropes course to enjoy zip lines and rock climbing walls. We learn to rely on each other and prepare for the year ahead.