There are four retreats held throughout the year.
- R1 Appreciation Day in Crissy Field — This event usually occurs during the first week of October, when San Francisco weather is at its best. We provide a great meal to interns who are relieved from clinical duties. Fun, frisbee, football and bonding between interns occurs with a special event in the afternoon.
- Categorical R1 “How to be a new R2” retreat — This retreat takes place in May at the Ralston-White Retreat amidst the Mount Tamalpais redwood trees in Mill Valley. This retreat focuses on preparing R-1s for the challenging transition into the role of teacher, leader, team manager and go-to person. It is also another chance for the R-1s to reflect on their intern year as it draws to a close.
- R2 Retreat in the Presidio — This occurs in December and focuses on teaching skills, achieving professional goals, program improvement, and enjoying each other's company.
- R3 Retreat in the Presidio — This occurs in the Fall and focuses on career goals, program improvement, teaching and reflection on medicine. There is a fascinating 2 hour panel of attending physicians from various general and sub-specialty fields who discuss their careers and answer questions from the R3s.