25-26, 1999 - Food, fun,
friends, and best of all, a weekend without call...Off to Auburn
Hills, Michigan our wide-eyed group of interns journeyed,
seeking the peace that truly is "beeper-less."
many red balloons you say? Sometimes only one too many during
one exercise in teamwork. Interlocking hands, trying to keep an
assortment of balloons afloat, two teams of interns, chiefs, and staff
fought gallantly to stay alive. Drop a balloon, and your team
This was one of
many activities geared towards teaching unity and cooperation, two
qualities adored in pediatric care. Amidst the laughs and cries
(of defeat), this year's class of interns found a common bond in their
Of course for all
interns with the stresses of the hospital left behind, paying off a
sleep debt was imperative. Even sessions on massage therapy and
relaxation techniques (e.g. yoga) couldn't keep everybody awake
(right, Dr. McGeorge?) as some of us snuck away for a little Lion's
football and an afternoon nap.
interlude of the two-day affair became an evening of boogeying with
Sal (one-half of next year's chiefs) at Have a Nice Day Cafe in New
Pontiac. 70's and 80's music helped us regress back to
yester-year and pretend that residency was still 15 years away...but
alas, our daydreaming was futile, as we all knew that 3 asthmatics, 4
sicklers, and 7 pneumonias would greet us on Monday at 3:00am
preventing our beautiful slumber.
ready interns of 2000. With twice the calories and twice the
fun, a new and improved retreat awaits you...
yeah, I forgot one thing. Please Sal, I beg of you. With the
power you wield as next year's chief, veto all legislation towards the
passage of the teamwork exercise colorfully referred to as "The
Roman Chair." (see first picture) Thanx.