The Department of Pathology holds a departmental retreat over a weekend during the academic year. Mini symposia on current research interests in the department will be presented and discussed. The retreat has been very successful in past years, as it allows for interaction with the faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students doing basic research in the department. All service responsibilities will be minimized to allow as many residents as possible to participate. Of course, the autopsy service must be covered, and a senior resident will be on call for the weekend, but hopefully all on-service residents wishing to attend will be able to make arrangements for coverage.
Laboratory Medicine's yearly retreat is open to all residents. The retreat addresses only clinical and administrative issues every other year, and then the following year is devoted to research updates and presentations by laboratory medicine faculty, staff, and residents. Fellows handle call responsibilities, allowing all residents to attend.