No formal ceremonies, no awards, no PowerPoint presentations, no speeches. Just cupcakes, bean bag toss games, and a residency program that cares as much about the comfort of its members as the skills they hope to impart. It was in that spirit that the program hosted a welcome dinner at North Liberty’s Tin Roost restaurant during the new interns’ first week.
An annual tradition, members were encouraged to bring their significant others and children to relax on a warm summer evening over food and drinks. The room filled quickly and staff rushed to keep the buffet line stocked with gourmet macaroni and cheese and pulled pork.
This was no dine-and-dash either. Guests lingered long after plates had been cleared, drifting outside to sit and chat or to help their kids burn off excess cupcake-fueled energy.
Thank you to program leadership and staff for organizing this welcome event and thank you to those who attended!