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New Haven has been home to Yale University for nearly three centuries. As a center for business and a mecca for the arts, New Haven is recognized as a city of innovation, culture and prosperity. If you’re interested in traveling for a day or a week, New York, Boston, Cape Cod, Block Island, Vermont, and New Hampshire are all easily accessible within a few hours of travel. As Yale President Richard C. Levin, a thirty-year resident of New Haven, notes, New Haven is "large enough to be interesting, yet small enough to be friendly." New Haven is a great place to live, work, do business, and enjoy life. We hope this site will give you a sense of New Haven's diverse offerings including culture, community and residential areas, and services.
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Weekly Wellness Gathering

Each week the Wellness Committee organizes an informal gathering at a local restaurant or pub to provide the chance to unwind and socialize with fellow friends and residents.

Quarterly Wellness Dinner and Journal Club

Four times a year the Department sponsors a resident gathering a local restaurant for dinner and drinks. During the informal dinner, residents discuss a journal article related to resident wellbeing.

Chairman's Picnic

At the beginning of the academic year, the Chairman invites all residents, faculty, and family members for a full afternoon picnic at a local private venue. The Chairman’s picnic serves as a wonderful opportunity for new interns to meet the Department and for all to enjoy an afternoon of food, activities, and camaraderie.

Holiday Party

During the winter holiday season, the department holds a holiday party for residents, faculty, and their families to gather for food and good spirits.

Chief Resident Graduation Gala

At the close of the academic year, the Department holds a formal gala including the residents, faculty, and spouses, to honor and celebrate the graduating Chief Residents.

Intern Appreciation Day

In recognition of the outstanding work of our interns each year a full clinical day and funds are set aside so that the intern class may enjoy an activity of their choosing as a class. Past events have included kayaking, NYC Harbor Cruise, picnics etc. Residents and Attendings come together to cover services and pagers on this day as a thank you for all of our intern's dedication.