Resident Wellness


Pediatric Residents having dinner

Our program has annual Resident Retreats, as well as quarterly Department socials.

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Residents at a fun activity

Resident Wellness Includes

  • Quarterly fun days as ‘Residents Only” where residents and their families have a half day blocked off to explore what their city has to offer
    • Previous fun days have included
      • Day at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo
      • Food and Fun at Sandals at the Beach
      • Inflatable Indoor Arena for games
      • Friendly Competition at various attending’s homes
      • Miniature Golf
      • Masterchef-style team cooking competition at PD’s home
      • Picnic lunch at Woodward Park


    • Quarterly Socials are events where faculty and residents share fun, food, and at times games to celebrate the spirit of the season
    • Annual Resident Holiday party is often a highlight for the residents where all residents are covered and encouraged to attend a night of festivities and gift exchange

Resident Retreat

  • The Annual Retreat is for all residents and their families to get together to relax and rejuvenate while reflecting on professional growth.
  • Coverage is provided so all pediatric residents are able to attend the overnight retreat.
  • Previous Retreats have been at
    • ECCO Yosemite: located in a beautiful serene setting near Yosemite Valley where residents are able to participate in team building, group exercises, campfire with smores, and a hike to Yosemite
    • Wonder Valley Ranch Resort: a fun-filled event where residents can participate in team building, a ropes course, blind canoe racing, campfire with smores, a trampoline park, and other activities.
    • The Pines Resort at Bass Lake: a beautiful lake-side lodge with space for team-building, hiking, and activities on the lake
  • The Pediatrics Department Wellness Committee focuses on increasing awareness of individual wellness for all members of our department. The committee consists of staff, residents, and faculty, and is open for anyone to join. Meetings are monthly. The residents on the committee serve as liaisons between residents and faculty, and serve as the voice for those who are unable to attend committee meetings. 
  • UCSF Fresno Resident Council also has a focus on wellness, and further wellness resources are available here.
  • Monthly Housestaff Meetings:
    • The residents and chief residents meet on a monthly basis in an open forum to discuss anything pertaining to resident life. This includes resident wellness, scheduling, resources, educational opportunities, conferences, and more.
  • We also have a Big Sib – Little Sib program to partner interns with senior residents for mentorship
  • There are many other mentorship opportunities are available with core and volunteer faculty as relevant for work and home life
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Jim Davis

Steven Foster, DO, FAAP

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