Today is Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

Department of


Resident Wellness

The Department of Surgery is proud to support the health and wellness of our surgical residents through:

  • Healthy food initiative (selected by surgical residents in surgery resident workspace, in addition to hospital-provided food)
  • Wellness stipend – to support gym membership or other approved wellness activities
  • Quarterly group fitness activities
  • Jackson Hole retreat (Surgeons, Scholars & Leaders meeting) – annual event with rotating resident participation includes training in leadership, professional development, healthcare finance, as well as outdoor winter activities
  • Semiannual class events – class advisors take their resident class on various events (examples have been paintball, bowling, cooking, and art classes)
  • Professional sports tickets are available for residents
  • Annual faculty-resident softball game and family picnic
  • Visiting Professor dinner – residents routinely participate in dinner arrangements welcoming visiting professors
  • Various other department-sponsored social events
  • Free transport home post-call if needed
  • Employee Assistance Program available
  • Excellent resident camaraderie and morale
  • Dedicated faculty support and mentoring
  • Health insurance


Boxing camp Residents and faculty at quarterly boxing camp




Softball game


Softball trophy group photo 2017Residents vs. Faculty softball game and family picnic







Graduating chief residents 2018

Residents at black tie dinner Farewell to Chiefs black tie dinner




Residents and alumni Residents and alumni at national meetings (ACS, APDS)




Class events Class events




Karting with the Chair Karting with the Chair




Residents at Jackson Hole Residents at Jackson Hole




Welcome reception Welcome reception for incoming interns and Chiefs