July Resident Retreat
Each year, residents are taken out of their clinic and rotation responsibilities to spend a day together at a retreat arranged and hosted by the Chief Residents. This year's Chiefs planned a day of kayaking in Berea, KY and a private dinner in downtown Lexington. The retreat is a great way for residents to get to know each other and to develop relationships. It is often one of the few times all residents can come together and is a favorite event.
Asbury Challenge Course
1st year residents attend the Asbury College Challenge Course during the Introduction to Family Medicine Outpatient Month. The Challenge Course is an outdoor educational and training opportunity, which takes place in a wooded area on land along the Kentucky River Palisades. The low course is a series of ground level, group oriented activities designed to increase effective problem solving and communication, as well as provide insight into team dynamics. This is complimented by a high ropes course, which is a series of linear obstacles between trees between 20 and 40 feet high. The high ropes course promotes individual accomplishments within a supportive team atmosphere.
Holiday Party and Summer Picnic
The annual department Holiday Party is held in December at various locations in the Lexington area. Faculty, fellows, residents, staff, and guests are invited. For two years, the department chair, Dr. Roberto Cardarelli and his family open their home to employees and their family to kick off the new academic year.
Residency Banquet & Awards Ceremony
At the end of June, the Department hosts a ceremony in honor of our resident and fellow graduates. Faculty, fellows, residents, staff, family and guests are invited.
Other Events and Activities
Peer Resident Events
Ice Cream Truck Tuesdays
Faculty Planned Seasonal Events (Superbowl Party, Ski Trip, Flying Pig Marathon)