Social Activities

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Resident events are a great time to socialize, laugh and relax

Each year there are many opportunities for social interactions between Seattle Children's Hospital residents, their families and the faculty. These events are all planned and organized by the chief residents.

Some of the most popular activities include the Resident/Faculty Softball Game, the Winter Party, Graduation Grand Rounds, an End-of-the-Year Banquet and Burgers on the Chiefs (BOTC), where residents and their families are invited to dinner with the chief residents at restaurants throughout Seattle.

These events are a great time to socialize, laugh and relax.

Exercise Facilities

Softball gameThe Intramural Activities (IMA) facility at the University of Washington provides tennis courts, a large indoor swimming pool and extensive workout facilities.

Residents can have access to the facilities at the IMA for a small quarterly fee. Residents also have the opportunity to receive a discounted membership at Pro-Robics, a great local gym located within walking distance of Seattle Children's. In addition, resident exercise equipment is located in the hospital, near the house staff lounge.

Intern Support Group

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Each Thursday, first-year residents meet together for one hour of protected time with an experienced facilitator. The support group is a great opportunity to meet with fellow R1s and to share the ups and downs of resident life.

Spouse/Family Support

Residency can be a busy time for a resident and their family. The following support programs are available to residents and their families through Seattle Children's:

  • Daycare
  • Spouse support group
  • Free individual or couples counseling

Concert and Theater Tickets

Seattle Children's faculty and community physicians donate funds for purchasing theater and symphony tickets, providing each resident with an opportunity for free tickets each year.

In addition, residents are frequently offered free last-minute tickets to plays, concerts and sporting events.

Professional Sporting Events

Seattle Children's provides discounted tickets to Seattle Mariners, Seahawks and Storm games to residents, faculty and employees.