The USF Pediatric program prides itself on helping residents maintain a balance between their professional and personal lives. We strive for a family-friendly environment and offer a variety of social activities throughout the year.
The annual Welcome Party is traditionally held at the department chair's home in June and is a great chance to greet all new pediatric interns and their families. The residency also sponsors a December Holiday Party and a Spring Match Day celebration. One of our fun annual events is the faculty vs. resident softball/kickball game.
In addition to these pediatric sponsored activities, the USF Housestaff Association holds many social functions throughout the year.
Interns have a one day retreat in the fall where they are relieved of all duties and engage in team building and allow for relaxation, connection and reflection. This is a great time to bond with fellow interns. In the spring there is a one day workshop designed to assist interns in preparation for their second year.
On a professional note, there is a fall Career Night event to help residents plan for fellowship or practice, and provides some practical business advice. Residents can also participate in various practice management workshops which aid in preparation for leadership roles within practices.