Extracurricular Activities

Wellness Initiatives and Tailgates

Ann Arbor has a very active community and the strong athletics program at the University of Michigan makes for lots of opportunities for residents to get involved in and out of the hospital. Through our wellness funding and attending support, our residency has been able to take advantage of Ann Arbor's active running community with road races and post-run tailgates throughout the spring and fall. Pictured here we have one of our residency-hosted football tailgates with four of our former D1 athletes and ladypods "warming up" for the UM/Ohio State game, and some photos from the Big House 5K and the Dexter to Ann Arbor Half Marathon.

Smith Open

As a part of the annual graduation week, the department sponsors a golf outing for all residents, faculty, and selected staff, known as the Smith Open. This day is a great time to get out and have fun together. Awards are given for the longest drive, longest putt, and closest chip to the pin. 


Third, fourth, and fifth-year residents in good standing are permitted to earn extra money by moonlighting at local area hospitals. All moonlighting activity requires prior approval of the Program Director and must be reported to the Program Director, who may revoke this privilege for concerns over resident performance or excessive fatigue.

Graduation and Welcome Events

Summer brings a lot to celebrate as we congratulate and send off our graduates during the Residency Graduation Dinner, and welcome our new interns to the program and Ann Arbor during the Intern Welcome Dinner. 

Sports Team Coverage

Residents in their 4th and 5th years are responsible for covering the University athletic team events. This includes sports such as varsity football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, baseball and women's softball, gymnastics and wrestling. Additionally, NCAA events held at the University and other US Team events are covered. Finally, there is an opportunity to cover regional high school football. Residents are encouraged to participate in additional sports coverage if interested in more experience. The PGY5 residents are given season tickets to the Michigan football games. The chief of the Sports medicine service has the responsibility and opportunity to be on the sidelines for home games for the varsity football team. In all of these events, the resident should be ready to assist the trainers and team physicians with any acute injuries.