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Resident Retreats

We care deeply about the personal and professional development of our residents. We have retreats for all of our residents and provide you with protected time from clinical responsibilities so you can participate.

Our retreats give you the opportunity to learn new skills, reflect on your residency experiences, and enhance your growth as a physician. Residents report that they return with a renewed energy and sense of team.

Interns (Learners)

Fall Retreat (Full-day)

During the first week of October when the New England weather is great, we get together in the barn owned by one of our Associate Program Directors. This retreat is facilitated by our Program Directors, Program Coordinators, and Chief Residents.

We usually finish the afternoon with pizza and a group activity.


  1. Promote group camaraderie and a culture of teamwork
  2. Discuss the idea of safety and our culture of “asking for help”
  3. Set personal and group goals for the year

Spring Retreat (Half-day)

At the end of your first year, this retreat is a chance to reflect on the past year, re-evaluate your goals, and prepare for your year ahead as a Manager. It focuses on self-directed learning, managing, and "managing up."


  1. Develop confidence and a deeper understanding of oneself
  2. Become more autonomous in clinical skills and education
  3. Build a stronger bond with advisors

PGY-2 (Managers)

May Retreat (Full-day)

This annual leadership retreat focuses on enhancing your skills in teaching, managing conflict, and team building—all of which are crucial for a successful year as a Teacher.

We end this retreat with a fun activity such as Go Karting, a ropes courses, mini-golf, etc.


  1. Learn the skills to transition from the role of Manager to Teacher in our program
  2. Identify the crucial role our PGY-3 residents have in the culture of our program and community

PGY-3 (Teachers)

Mid-year Retreat (Half-day)

In February 2018 we started offering this new retreat to allow you to “look back and move forward.” It's a time to reflect on your accomplishments and focus on your future career development.

We will celebrate our sense of family and your professional accomplishments over your three years of training.


  1. Explore life goals and the anxieties of leaving residency
  2. Look back at the SWOTS completed early in your intern year
  3. Reflect on your graduate medical training and provide our program with suggestions for improvement