Resident Lifestyle

Resident Lifestyle

MagnoliaRotunda.jpgCharlottesville for the Radiology Resident

Settled in the eighteenth century, Charlottesville is a small, thriving city with a population of over 40,000 that caters to the diverse tastes of its inhabitants. It is centrally located in the picturesque foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is host to a dynamic world-class university.

There are rich historical associations with Presidents Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, and constant reminders of the Civil War.

As one would expect in such a diverse academic setting, there are a wide array of cultural opportunities for all ages and tastes, and lively athletic programs crying out for participation.

The University has created an extensive listing to help those looking to take advantage of all these opportunities.

We are also located a short distance from Washington D.C., Virginia Beach, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Appalachian Trail, and many other recreational and travel opportunities.

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Camaraderie

The residency program very much encourages a sense of camaraderie within each class. Every year we host a Wilderness Team-Building Session for the incoming residents. This provides an excellent opportunity for residents to get to know their classmates outside the clinical setting. The residency program also holds a number of social gatherings throughout the academic year, and there are always softball games, field trips, picnics, and other activities which encourage socialization throughout the department.

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Keats Society

Our Alumni Association, the Keats Society, takes an active role in promoting the interests of the current residents. The Society hosts welcoming sessions every year when the matches are announced and when the fourth year residents graduate. A cocktail reception is held yearly at RSNA, which is a great time for current and former residents to interact. Biennially there is a spring Homecoming as well.