Celebrating Thank a Resident Day 

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Medical residents play an important role in healthcare, from providing patient care to conducting research and collaborating with healthcare teams. To honor residents and their contributions and sacrifices, we celebrate Thank a Resident Day—a day dedicated to expressing gratitude for these remarkable individuals. 

What is Thank a Resident Day? 

Medical residency is a demanding journey filled with long hours, challenging cases, and constant learning. Residents sacrifice time with their families and personal pursuits to pursue their passion for medicine.  

Started in 2018 by the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the holiday offers an opportunity to show appreciation for their sacrifices and the impact they make on patient care and medical education. 

Thank a Resident Day takes place on the last Friday of February to show gratitude to medical residents and all they bring to healthcare. This year, Thank a Resident Day will be held on February 23rd, 2024.  

Thanking the Resident in Your Life 

There are many ways to celebrate and express gratitude to medical residents. Consider sending a thank-you card or note to a resident you know, or shop for a special gift to express your appreciation for their hard work and dedication. 

You can also participate in social media campaigns (#ThankAResidentDay) dedicated to thanking residents, or simply take a moment to acknowledge their efforts in person. 

As we celebrate, let’s take a moment to recognize the invaluable contributions of medical residents. Their hard work, dedication, and compassion are a driving force behind positive changes in healthcare. 

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