Residency Social Events

Resident camaraderie and morale are important to us.  Our program sponsors activities and outings throughout the year to ensure a friendly and enjoyable working environment.

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intern welcome party

The intern welcome party is a casual get-together hosted by our chief residents to help our new interns get to know each other right before the start of residency.  Current residents are invited to attend to meet the new trainees and share their stories and expertise.

intern wellness Retreat

The Fall Intern Wellness Retreat serves as an opportunity for our interns to spend a day together away from the hospital and engage in fun bonding activities and friendly competition.

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Block Parties

Every quarter, our chief residents organize a local outing to celebrate our house staff’s excellent work. Past events include happy hours at local brewery or wine bar; outdoor barbecues; and game nights.

holiday party

The USC Medicine Holiday Party is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. Not only do residents have the opportunity to celebrate the holidays together, but also partake in USC traditions, including a photobooth, raffle, and a chance to win days off!

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Spring class retreat

Each year, each class is relieved of clinical duties for a weekend in the spring to attend a class retreat, giving residents more opportunities to spend time together outside the hospital. These retreats are completely resident-run, with residents choosing locations and activities to further promote wellness!


June marks the end of the academic year and for some, represents the culmination of three years of residency. All house staff are relieved of clinical duties to come together and celebrate graduating residents, who are honored for their achievements throughout residency in front of friends, family and faculty over dinner.