San Antonio - Texas

San Antonio offers a wonderful array of attractions to fill your days and nights with entertainment, exploration, education and just plain fun!  The top tourist destination in the state of Texas, San Antonio offers something for everyone including the world renowned San Antonio Riverwalk, the Alamo and Texas Missions, SeaWorld, Fiesta Texas and many nationally recognized spas and resorts. Schlitterbahn the number one water park in the United States is only 30 minutes north in New Braunfels, and the Gulf Coast is only 100 miles away. Working ranches throughout Central and South Texas are available for tours, horseback riding and overnight stays.  Numerous state parks offer opportunities for hiking in the rugged terrain of the Hill Country.

Expedia includes San Antonio in its "17 Places You Must Visit in 2017" list
San Antonio is home to two of USA Today's Best Texas Attractions poll, including The River Walk at No. 1 as well as The Alamo and Spanish Colonial Missions at No. 6.
Room 5, travel blog for hotel booking site Trivago, named San Antonio to its list of the Top 5 Family-Friendly Destinations in the United States.
In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked San Antonio No. 23 on its list of Best Places to Live in the USA.
For a second consecutive year, Chef Steve McHugh of Cured is named a 2017 finalist for Best Chef-Southwest by the James Beard Foundation.
Rico Torres and Diego Galcia, chefs and owners of San Antonio's progressive Mexican restaurant Mixtli, are named among the 2017 list of 12 Best New Chefs in the country by Food & Wine.
Food and Wine names Hotel Emma among the world's 40 best food-centric hotels. 2017
Travel + Leisure names San Antonio among the country's top 10 destinations in the magazine's 2017 Best Awards.
According to Kiplinger's Personal Finance, San Antonio is the 6th most affordable large cities in the United States. The cost of living is over 11% below the U.S. average.

Folklorico Dancers

Riverwalk Downtown

San Antonio has always been a crossroads and a meeting place. Sounds and flavors of Native Americans, Old Mexico, Germans, the Wild West, African-Americans and the Deep South mingle and merge. Close to twenty million visitors a year delight in the discovery of San Antonio's charms.

Resident Social Events

We are a family of friends, colleagues, peers, learners, teachers and physicians. As a family we navigate an often complex system to ensure our patients receive the best care possible. As we work hard together in the clinical world we also support spending time as a family rejuvenating ourselves through self-care and social activities at work and outside of the hospital walls. Here are just a few social activities we host each year but this is certainly not an all-inclusive list!


Photos Intern Welcome Event: — Welcome and introductory party for our new interns and current residents hosted by a rising PL 2 to help acquaint our family in a casual and friendly atmosphere.












Photos Intern Retreat: — The fall retreat is intended to bring our first year residents together to establish teamwork and to develop strategies for making their residency positive from both a professional and personal standpoint. This retreat teaches our trainees how to communicate with peers, nurses, faculty and patient families, work in teams, and become the best UT trainees and future alumni they can be.





End of Year Celebration: This event is held every June to celebrate the completion of residency for our upper level trainees but also to acknowledge the hard work of our residents and faculty throughout the year.




Photos Annual Resident V Faculty Kickball Game: — The beloved event occurs each Spring between Pediatric Residents and Faculty. All proceeds from the game go to the outpatient clinic's Reach Out and Read program to purchase books for each and every one of our patients! The game is followed by a social picnic, a department-wide family event, and we encourage everyone to bring the kids and enjoy a day of eating, visiting, games, sports and lots more.














Photos Resident Appreciation Events: — Each year the HSO team puts together a fall and spring resident appreciation events to celebrate our family by refocusing on self-care and team membership outside of the clinical learning environment










Scholarship and Conference Attendance: — The department supports the participation in all major national Pediatric conferences with representatives from our program acting as leaders for AAP, TPS, PHM and many more!







Wellness Events: — The goal of the resident wellness committee is to make trainees WELL aware of how to build self-resilience through knowledge, communication, skill building and positive reinforcement in our fast paced and high stress environment. Throughout the year the committee hosts multiple lectures to include two wellness theme weeks!






Holiday Gathering: — Annual Departmental Holiday gathering to bring together faculty, trainees and staff with their families in an informal and family friendly way to share a warm time!








Social Events: — A residency that socializes together stays together! The real family are the members acting in the role of resident! Our trainees pride themselves on their closeness in sharing the ups, downs, celebrations and memorials that life has to offer over three years! These events are planned by the residents for the residents!

Social Life

University Hospital Sky Tower Bridge

Texas Pediatric Society Annual Meeting 2013 – Galveston, TX

Residents have both formal and informal opportunities for developing esprit de corps during their residency training. Our residency program prides itself on the collegial and family feel of our program. Interns participate in a three-day week end retreat in the Texas Hill Country for interpersonal team building. PL-2 residents have an annual day-long retreat for orientation, examining career options, and receiving information on medical licensure and related matters with a dinner to follow. In June, residents at all levels participate in the annual PL-3 graduation and end-of-year party.

Throughout the year there are activities for residents and faculty including the bi-annual resident-faculty kickball game benefiting Reach out and Read, Pediatrics in the Park with a focus on physical fitness for children in the community and resident happy hours. The residents have a dedicated house staff office, a place for informal networking, access to reference texts and board review materials, computers, and their mailboxes. Wireless access is provided. Over the years, residents establish their own internal support groups and develop deep and lasting friendships

A Year in the Life of a UTHSCSA Pediatric Intern (PDF) 1.65 MB

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