Bringing Residents Together

montage of residents doing various activities together

Since residency training at the University of Washington takes place at several different hospital sites, we feel it is important to have activities and resources that allow the residents to bond, exchange information, relax, and have fun as a group. We also have a strong commitment to ensuring that new UW residents have an enjoyable and easy transition to living in Seattle. Several social activities and publications are provided each year to fulfill these important needs.

Social Activities

Departmental activities for residents held annually are:
    Residents dining together
  • Intern Welcome Dinner. Spouses, significant others, and families are welcome.
  • R1 Retreat. Overnight accommodations are provided for interns and their families at a location away from Seattle.
  • R3 Graduation, at which residency certificates are handed out by program faculty.
  • Winter Soirée, held in December for all faculty and housestaff.
  • Annual Housestaff Awards Banquet. All housestaff and faculty are invited to this farewell activity. This is often a dinner/dance at a popular Seattle waterfront location.