Resident Quality of Life
Annual Resident Retreat
Each Spring, residents attend a two-day retreat in Lake Tahoe where they enjoy camaraderie amidst the beauty and tranquility of the largest fresh water lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The Department of Anesthesia provides resort accommodations and recreational activities for residents so that they can have an opportunity to unwind from the rigors of residency training with their colleagues. Stanford Anesthesia faculty provide full clinical coverage for residents during this retreat.
If you decide to come to Stanford for your residency training, you will live in one of the most beautiful and diverse areas in the world. A typical weekend might include hiking in the Marin headlands, shopping for organic produce at a local farmers’ market, or dining in San Francisco, a city that is widely regarded as the nation’s mecca for innovative cuisine. Closer to home, Stanford University offers a plethora of recreational activities. The campus houses one million gross feet of indoor athletic facilities including 4 pools, 33 tennis courts, 3 fitness centers and a championship golf course. There are also many arts offerings, such as shows, speakers, and museums, both at Stanford and in San Francisco.