The pediatric housestaff at Children’s National Medical Center make sure that their fellow hospital employees know they are appreciated. Every month the housestaff vote to recognize a support staff member that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make residents lives a little easier. Each honoree gets their own special rock painted by the housestaff and a $10 Starbucks gift card.
The tradition has existed in the residency program for a number of years. “It’s really a fun thing,” said Dr. Robert Kavanagh, PGY 2. “When you start residency you quickly realize that it can be adversarial but this helps people get along. If someone’s nominated that you don’t know, you make an effort to look out for them in the future.”
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