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    Wake Forest Baptist Medical
    Department of Pediatrics
    Medical Center Boulevard 
    Winston-Salem, NC 27157


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Resident Fun

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Our residents and faculty are a close knit group and enjoy spending together inside and outside of the hospital.

We have recently developed a robust resident wellness curriculum that incorporates health and wellbeing both, while at work and outside of the hospital/clinic setting. The last Wednesday of each block has been dubbed “Wellness Wednesday”, and is a noon conference set aside as a time for the residents to recoup and recharge for the upcoming new block to start.

We have an on-going “Wellness Scavenger Hunt” in which 4 resident teams compete to acquire the most points by doing specified activities in and around Winston Salem throughout the academic year. We feel this is a great way to get to know and be involved in the local community while taking a much deserved break from clinical duties. We have also recently implemented monthly wellness events for both residents and faculty to attend, topics and activities vary from dinner and discussion of Cognitive Bias to hosting a private Tia Chi class at one of the local studios.

In addition, our residents and faculty have put together a running club that meets monthly at various parks and greenways around town, and our residents have created a book club that meets to discuss non-medical books of interest.

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Quarterly competitions for the prized "Sippy Cup" pit residents against faculty members in friendly athletic events. Past events have included dodge ball, kickball, ultimate frisbee, and inner-tube water polo, with slip-n-slide kickball on the horizon. When visiting be sure to see which side is currently in possession of the “Sippy Cup,” an absurdly large trophy designed by our own Dr. Thomas Russell. Regardless of who wins, everyone has fun at the post-Sippy Cup party hosted by a faculty member. All events are open to spouses and children and are a great way to bond as a group in a fun setting. 

Resident-faculty journal club is also an eagerly-anticipated monthly event providing an opportunity to spend time with residents and faculty outside of work and learn something about a recent journal article. Faculty members volunteer to open up their homes every month to host our journal club which typically involves equal parts discussion and socializing. These events are often themed with costumes encouraged! Past themes have included the Winter Olympics, James Bond, tacky Christmas sweaters, and Football vs Futbol. 

There is a strong sense of community at Brenner Children’s Hospital and our residents find that when we have time off from the hospital, we want to spend it with each other!

Residents frequently take advantage of the wonderful hiking opportunities in North Carolina and spend their weekends on the trails within an hour radius of Forsyth County. Camping, kayaking, and rafting together are also common activities, and ski slopes are only 90 minutes away during the winter.

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There are more than 50 vineyards and wineries in the Piedmont area of North Carolina to visit which is very popular among the residents.

Sustainable farming and environmental friendliness are important to Winston-Salem and there are multiple farmers' markets to visit. In fact, access to local produce is felt to be so important that there is a farmers' market on-site at the medical center weekly so even residents with full work schedules can still benefit from the fresh food our area has to offer. 

Forbes Magazine recently listed Winston Salem as one of the best downtown areas in the country.

Winston-Salem is known as the "City of the Arts" and founded the first arts council in the United States. It is home to

  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Winston-Salem Theater Alliance
  • Piedmont Opera Theater
  • Winston-Salem Symphony
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art
  • RiverRun International Film Festival
  • Stevens Center for the Performing Arts

Outdoor live music is common in the downtown area during summer months and free to attend. The recently revitalized downtown area has new restaurants opening regularly. Multiple breweries are a fun after-work meeting place. 

Equidistant from the coast to mountains, residents enjoy a myriad of convenient locales to escape to for a long weekend.

  • Bohemian Asheville with its plethora of live music, microbreweries, and outdoors activities is just over 2 hours away.
  • Metropolitan Charlotte is less than 2 hours away with an expansive collection of restaurants, professional sports teams and other activities including the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
  • Many of North Carolina’s lovely beaches can also be reached in a half-day’s drives allowing for a fun day of sand and surf.

Winston-Salem is in the center of it all!

 

  • Contact Us
  • 336-716-2694

    pedsres@wakehealth.edu

  • Additional Information

    Please email us if you would be interested in speaking with one of our alums in your area.


    Wake Forest Baptist Medical
    Department of Pediatrics
    Medical Center Boulevard 
    Winston-Salem, NC 27157


    Donate Now
    Donate to Residency Fund

    *select pediatric residency education from menu