Activities and recreation play an important part in the residency experience. We recognize that team-building efforts enhance our workplace and value the balance between education, work, family, and recreation.
New Resident Orientation
During orientation week we take a break from our computer and clinic training to enjoy a day of informal team-building. Every year we go to a ropes course to enjoy zip lines and rock climbing walls. We get to know one another better and learn to rely on each other as we prepare for the year ahead.
Monthly VIP Activities
VIPs are the spouses or significant others of our residents. The activities can be with or without children. Residents' families hold monthly activities in the many recreational sites around Utah County.
Spring Resident Retreat
Every March, we have a resident and faculty retreat in a cabin. During the retreat, residents work on team-building and interpersonal skills in a supportive environment designed to encourage interaction and provide building blocks for a successful career in medicine.
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, participants have attended retreats in Moab, Park City, and Zion National Park. In addition, we have 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, so all residents are available for the retreat.
We hold activities that residents, faculty members, and families are invited to attend. During the summer, we have barbeques and games; and during the winter, we have parties and movie nights. Everyone enjoys an opportunity to relax and get to know each other better, building lasting relationships.
Every year our clinic hosts a Halloween party for all of our clinic patients and clinic employee families. The hospital also has various activities based around Halloween.