It is our firm belief that personal wellness is paramount for a good residency experience. In this spirit, the Residency holds monthly wellness events, journal clubs hosted by faculty, as well as encouraging its residents to pursue personal interests. The nature of these events has varied considerably.
We host in-conference events such as quarterly Wellness sessions, monthly "shout-outs", quarterly Financial Wellness sessions, birthday celebrations, holiday celebrations (including donation drives for hats/gloves/etc. to benefit our local community) and resident-leadership meetings.
Outside the hospital we host a monthly Journal Club at an attending's house, a Book Club, monthly "Night Rounds", and staff the NJ Marathon, in addition to other social activities that have included attending local sporting events and shows, and sporting activities.
The residency hosts a yearly, off-site Residency Retreat - all residents are protected to attend from 11pm the night before to 7am the day after regardless of rotation.
Finally, all EM-4 residents are also given protected time to attend the annual ACEP Scientific Assembly. All EM-2 residents are also protected to attend the annual SAEM Annual Conference.Residents are also usually given time and are funded to go to conferences they are presenting at or have publications accepted at.