Resident Life at Columbia Medicine
For 48 hours, you are unpageable. Intern Retreat is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year, and serves many purposes for the first-year class.
Aside from a brief vacation from busy services, this weekend is a bonding experience for the interns, and many classes come away from the trip with memories to last a lifetime.
Our annual takeover of the Manhattan Penthouse is one of the most anticipated Friday nights of the year. Our fellows graciously cover the inpatient services to allow the entire program a night off to enjoy our company outside of rounds. No faculty allowed.
Dancing is mandatory (read your employment contract closely).
What does a hospital run by interns look like? Visit Milstein and the Allen on this one Thursday night in late May to find out.
The Junior-Senior dinner cannot be put into words - which is why we use photos and videos. All of your best and worst moments in one evening, followed by more mandatory dancing. (If you haven't noticed, there's a theme to our extracurricular activities.)