Events and Activities

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. 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
First-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 20 to 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.

The department chair, Roberto Cardarelli, DO, MHA, MPH, and his family open their home to employees and their family to kick off the new academic year with a summer picnic.

Residency Banquet and 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
Department Retreat
Faculty-planned Seasonal Events (Super Bowl party, ski trip, Flying Pig marathon)