Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology

Residency Life Activities and Celebrations


Our department wants to develop camaraderie among our residents, as well as offer a counter to the academic rigors of our program. Several Department-sponsored extracurricular activities take place throughout the year to encourage collegial environment and give residents a well-deserved break.

Graduation Gala

To honor our graduating residents and fellows in June, the Department hosts a graduation dinner at a restaurant or hotel in Chicago. Besides the graduating residents and fellows, faculty and administrative staff attend the graduation dinner. As a nice touch, parents of the graduates are also invited.

New Housestaff BBQ

The departments organizes a summer BBQ to welcome the new residents and fellows. All faculty, residents, fellows and their significant other are invited.

In-Training Exam Party

The department organizes a party at a local pub to celebrate the completion of the ASA/ABA In-Training Written Examination. All of the residents are invited, including the PGY-1 residents who recently matched into our program.

Halloween Party

The residents organize a department-sponsored Halloween party for themselves and their significant other at a local pub.

Holiday Party

The Department hosts a party to celebrate the December holidays. Everyone in the department is invited.

Softball and Football Games

Residents organize department-sponsored flag football and softball teams in the fall and spring.