Dec 08

White Elephant Holiday Luau Dec 14!


Nov 09

Pet Therapy!

As part of our Wellness Curriculum this year, we have added weekly pet therapy! Many of our residents asked this year if we could incorporate pet therapy into our Wellness program and well here you have it! We are very grateful to be able to introduce y’all to Charley! She will be coming to the Resident Lounge every Wednesday morning for about one hour typically around 10 AM. Check in with the chiefs for updates! #Snaggletooth #Precious #Wellness

Kevin and Charley getting some good ol’ belly scratching in for the day.




Oct 31

Wellness Challenge!

November Wellness Challenge

Scavenger Hunt

 

  • 1) List 5 Swaddle Team Members. Obtain signatures from 3 of them. Hint there are 3 in Internal Medicine J
  • 2) Remember our first wellness sprinkle? Each of your house members will need to write down one thing for which they are grateful. Turn them all in.
  • 3) Have 75% of your house participate in one local volunteer activity in the community. For proof, you can take a pictures of the activities as you do them. Example: Martha’s Clinic
  • 4) Take a picture of your house going out together as a group. Must have 75% of your house present to obtain credit.
  • 5) Our last wellness sprinkle was over building trust. Have your house list the components of trust as told by Brene Brown. Hint: BRAVING
  • 6) These two residents both won the Golden Apple Award for best student teaching last year. Have one representative of your house must get a selfie with these residents in order to earn the credit.
  • 7) This resident won the Intern of the Year last year. Have one representative of your house take a selfie with this resident to earn credit for this one.
  • 8) Take a picture of your house working out in the resident gym located in the hospital. 75% of your house must be present to earn this credit.
  • 9) Each member must perform on Random Act of Kindness. Please take a picture of your act of kindness to earn credit. Example: If you are in line at Whataburger and pay for the person’s food behind you, take a pic of the receipt or turn it in to earn the credit.
  • 10) Football Season! Have everyone in your house wear their favorite football team’s paraphernalia. Must have 75% of your house in a picture to earn the credit.
  • 11) Get a picture of your house team leaders with your Game of Thrones house sigil J
  • 12) List 5 interesting facts about the nursing staff that are supporting your team. This can be with the nurses who are working with you all wherever you are (wards, clinic, etc…) 75% of your house must collect this data to earn credit. (each person has 5 facts from our nurses)
  • 13) This program administrator is known for making their own homemade candles. To earn credit, have one representative of your house get a selfie with this person.
  • 14) Take a picture of your house all standing by lake at the VA. To earn credit, you must have 75% of your house present.

Oct 04

Resident Meeting

Don’t forget the upcoming resident meeting this coming Thursday! There will be some key updates and helpful reminders for upcoming deadlines for exams and research submissions.

Sep 30

Fun Fall Things!

Hello all,

A quick update for anyone with some vacation lined up on a few days off for their RRC. There are some fun events coming up if anyone is interested. We suggest:

Austin City Limits

-Fun music festival, lots of bands, October 6-8th and 13-15th in Zilker Park in Austin (headliners Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Gorrilaz) https://www.aclfestival.com/

OKTOBERFEST!

-Fredericksburg, about 2 hours away, is an awesome town founded by German immigrants about 150 years ago. There’s awesome German food/breweries, lots of unique boutiques, and at least 30+ Texas wineries in the vicinity (Texas wine country). Anyway, they have an annual festival which is one of the biggest Oktoberfest festivals in the country. The event is October 6th-8th this year. If you get a chance, rent one of the many bed and breakfasts and enjoy the event. http://oktoberfestinfbg.com/

Trivia Night

-The Dancing Bee Winery (in conjunction with Walker Honey Farms) is a winery specializing in mead made from local central Texas Honey. In addition to joining a wine/honey club, they have monthly Trivia night where you can test your meddle against other teams in trivial combat! Check out their website to register your team; the next event is October 21st. Check it out http://www.dancingbeewinery.com/trivia-night/ . FYI, I’m planning to copyright my team the COX INHIBITORS, so don’t even think of taking it!

Theater

-For those of you that enjoy a more live theatrical experience, the Temple Civic Center is putting on a performance of Agatha Cristie’s And Then There Were None, a mystery from October 5-7th. http://www.artstemple.com/

Robinson Family Pumpkin Patch

-For any of you with kiddos that enjoy fall activities (or adults that want to be a kid again), there is a local family farm with a pumpkin patch, hay rides, corn maze and all the fun things you remember when celebrating fall as a kid. Check it out, its in the northeast part of town. https://www.therobinsonfamilyfarm.com/

Brew at the Zoo

-Come out and see the Waco zoo! On October 14th from 6:00 PM until 11:00 PM you can go to the zoo late at night and hand out with cool animals. General admission includes zoo entry and beer tastings. They also have cash bars and for those of you just there to see the animals, designated drivers get in cheaper.

-The Chiefs

Sep 29

Fall Retreat 2017

Hey everyone, this is a reminder that our Fall Retreat is almost here! The retreat is tomorrow September 30th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Temple Lake Park on Lake Belton.  Food, sides, and desserts will be provided. Open to all preliminary and categorical internal medicine residents. Bring your family and come enjoy an afternoon/evening outside. Outdoor games available too. Updated forecast has a high of 85 and a zero percent chance of rain.

 

-The Chiefs

Jul 07

Conference Resources

Conference presentations and resources will be added to the conferences and curriculum tab under resident resources.

Please check out all of our presentations from this week! 🙂