Every year we have a Resident-Faculty Retreat that is held during our Essentials block in September-October. We alternate among three different retreat formats, so that each resident will experience all three formats during their residency training. The focus areas of the retreats are Team Leadership and Team Problem Solving. Two of the retreats include a more intellectual challenge, with some physical agility, and the third experience involves a COPE (Challenging Outdoor Physical Experience) Course, which has more of a physical component (as well as intellectual) to it. As usual, a great time is had by all, with fun and learning nicely blended together.
Following the retreat, the residents organize their own get-together either at a restaurant or at one of the resident's homes.