Social Events

While the residency program leadership team hosts a few events each year, the residents coordinate many outings outside of work. Below is a list of outings and events the residents often enjoy throughout the year.


  • Intern welcome picnic at Dr. John Del Valle's house
  • Small group dinners at residents' homes for new interns
  • Chiefs' monthly happy hours begin: Great time to grab a drink on the program and catch up with residents from all classes
  • Ann Arbor Summer Fest (Top of the Park): Look out for giveaways from the HOA
  • Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair


  • Football season begins with weekly ticket giveaways. Great way to cheer on the Maize & Blue!


  • Interview season begins with dinners twice weekly
  • Detroit Free Press Marathon/Half-Marathon


  • Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot


  • Internal Medicine Holiday Party
  • Fellowship Match Day


  • Intern Whirlyball Retreat


  • Interview season ends, but Chiefs' Monthly returns


  • Internal Medicine graduation & senior skip day
  • Annual Internal Medicine Department dinner (aka "The Prom")
  • Intern Retreat up north
  • Ann Arbor Restaurant Week