Each winter, the House Staff Association organizes a formal dinner and dance for residents, significant others and invited faculty either at the Harvard Club of Boston or the Trustee’s Ballroom at Boston University. All residents are covered from hospital responsibilities during this event, which features events such as the Annual Resident Class Dance Off.
The House Staff Association organizes an auction every Spring in which residents, faculty and community businesses donate anything from cooking lessons, to a weekend at a summer home, Red Sox and Patriots tickets, and a new Vespa. All proceeds go to the Housestaff Association to support residency-wide events throughout the year.
The Spring Show
The BCRP houseofficers produce an annual show: a comedy “spoof” of the faculty and vagaries of residency. The show is a long tradition and provides an opportunity for housestaff to showcase their remarkable singing, dancing, instrumental, organizational and comedic talents (or lack thereof).
Theme Dinners and Beef Fest
Residency leaders host theme dinners that show off the diversity of backgrounds, geographic origins, and cultures of our residents. Some of the most recent events have included Turkish Night, Caribbean Night, Midwestern Night, and Middle Eastern Night. In addition, every year the male residents gather for a beef-eating and mustachegrowing competition. Vegetarian participants are also welcome!
Faculty and residents interested in supporting underrepresented minorities in medicine from all backgrounds working at both institutions host and meet at monthly Diversity Dinners at faculty homes or favorite Boston restaurants. These dinners offer opportunities for improved networking, community-building, and socializing.
Chief Family Dinners and Events
Each Chief organizes a quarterly (or more often) dinner or social event for the 25-30 residents in their Chief Family. These dinners and events are excellent opportunities to relax, unwind and enjoy each other’s company in a more intimate setting with residents from each class represented. Recent gatherings have included BBQs, cookie-decorating parties, and game nights.
The House Staff Association sponsors frequent evening get-togethers at restaurants and bars around Boston. In the past year, the House Staff Association has hosted a Match Day celebration along with many additional Happy Hours.
The residents arrange many other events together including Halloween parties, engagement parties, theme dinners, karaoke nights, ice cream parties, apple picking weekends, bowling parties, dessert parties, the Annual Beef Fest and Mustache Contest, and more.