The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides many opportunities and social outlets for residents, such as:
• Attendance and participation in national conferences
• Resident welcome party
• Resident retreat
• Resident wine and cheese party
• Resident banquet
• Various happy hour gatherings
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Below is a summary from a few of our current residents about the work-life balance in the residency program:
- Anna Adamson, MD: The program offers an Annual Resident Retreat that all residents get to attend. It is comprised of a full 24 hours off and the fourth-year residents plan something fun for everyone to do. Dr. Adamson is a big fan of the “Wellness Wednesday,” which is whenever there is a fifth Wednesday in the month (happens quarterly), the residents get that afternoon off. They may plan a dentist appointment, get a haircut, take a nap, spend time together or spend time with family. She also states that the program does a good job of promoting the work-life balance. The residents are good about covering for each other and that people step up to help each other out.
- Carly Jennings, MD: She states that the program adheres to the 80-hour work week and that the program does a pretty good job of promoting the work-life balance. The residents sometimes get a full weekend off, which is a good time to do something fun, work out, go for walks with family, and to enjoy eating at one of the many good restaurants in Omaha.
- Lexi Rudnik, MD: She also wants to mention the Wellness Wednesday, as it offers a good opportunity for them to catch up on things or for the residents to spend time together. She likes the full weekend off, as her family lives in a different state, so it gives her time to travel. Residents do work long hours, but the program tries to make it manageable. If anyone feels burdened, they help each other out.
- Taylar Swartz, DO: One of the major reasons of why she chose the program is because of the “golden weekend” – both Saturday and Sunday off occasionally. She also mentions the good call schedule, there is time to spend with family, and how all of this is beneficial to good mental health and well-being.