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Intern's Welcome Party

Intern's Welcome Party
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Before the start of each academic year, residents throw a welcome party for the new interns and their families. This marks the end of the interns' week-long orientation period and kicks off the start of their year as interns. It is attended by the program director, associate PD and faculty members, where they get a chance to meet and interact with the new members of the house staff.

Annual Resident Retreat

Annual Resident Retreat
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In late October, residents take a break from hospital duties and go to a retreat at Camp Aranzazu, about 50 miles away from campus and spend a weekend of fun and camaraderie with the Program Director, Assistant Program Director and Chief Residents. Families are encouraged to participate. Some of the activities done in the past include Paint Ball, Zip Line, Wall Climbing, with the Amazing Race concluding the event. Residents always come back feeling recharged and with a greater sense of togetherness.

Rising Seniors Workshop

Rising Seniors Workshop
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In the spring of each year, PL IIs spend a day in workshop to prepare them for their supervisory roles as Senior Residents. All aspects of being Seniors are covered to ease their transition into becoming leaders and teachers. Resource speakers are invited to this event.

Practice Management Seminar

In the fall, PL IIs and PL IIIs attend a 2-day seminar on practice management, contracts, and personal finance.

Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony
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In June, residents attend a formal graduation ceremony held off campus. Graduating resident's families are in attendance, as well as most faculty members. This affair is planned by the graduating class and is looked forward to by all residents and attendings. Numerous awards for residents and attendings are given at that time.

Annual Resident Research Presentation

Annual Resident Research Presentation
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Residents are required to complete a hypothesis driven research project and present it at the Annual Resident Research Day held in May. Residents are encouraged to submit their research to the Annual Texas Pediatric Society resident research poster competition. In the last few years, Driscoll resident's research has won many awards and been presented in scientific meetings both nationally and internationally, a testament of the program's support for scholarly activities.

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Driscoll Children's Hospital
3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

For further information, please call us at (361) 694-5465

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