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Life during Residency

While residency can place seemingly never-ending demands on residents, residents need a healthy balance between work and leisure activity to stay well.

One of the biggest unknowns for medical students applying to residency is the uncertainty of what life will be like once July 1st arrives. At the University of Utah, we adhere strongly to the ACGME 80-hour work week, ensuring that residents can have time with family and friends.

Our residents and staff at the University of Utah are fortunate to have four-season outdoor activities in Salt Lake’s close canyons and mountains. When we are at work, we work hard, but when that’s over, we know we have a big backyard to explore and we each try to take every advantage of it.

Get a glimpse into our program and watch Dana Sugar, MD as she goes through a day in the life of a University of Utah adult neurology resident.

A Day in the Life of a Resident

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Resident Life in Pictures

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A beautiful wedding
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Utah lakes are the best
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Proof of life outside of residency!
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Residents in the clinic
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Walking the dogs
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Match Day!
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Residents in the clinic
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A View of Hawaii
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A snowy hiking day
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A day on the slopes
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Residents hiking in Southern Utah
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Residents in their white coats
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Catch of the day
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Hiking in the autumn time
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At a Cubs game
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Residents in the clinic
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Attending Hamilton
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Residents in the clinic
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Ally and Samantha at Orientation
Ally and Samantha at Orientation
Adrian and Dog
Adrian hanging out with his two best friends
Adrian's Dog
Adrian's new addition to his family
Olympic Pool
Ski jumping at Utah Olympic Park
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Enjoying the Utah powder
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Hiking buddies
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Attending a Real Salt Lake soccer game
Residents posing for a picture on a hike in a canyon
Having fun on a hike!
Residents sitting at a canyon and smiling at the camera
Residents sitting at a canyon
Eric Resident
Eric trying not to fall
Resident Hike Forest
A forest hike!
A resident on a hike in a canyon
What a view!
A black and white photo of residents sitting and laughing in a conference room
Residents laughing in a conference room
A resident on a bike
A resident riding a bike
A resident on a hike
Resident hiking
A resident on a hike with his dog
A resident and his dog on a hike
A group of residents on a hike
A group of residents on a hike
Two people posed in front of a scenic view with a blue sky.
Residents in front of a blue sky
Residents sitting at the top of a canyon
Residents sitting at the top of a canyon
Two people admiring the view at the top of a hike
Residents admiring the view at the top of a hike
Residents posing at the bottom of a canyon
Residents posing at the bottom of a canyon
Two people and their two dogs
Family photo
3 residents with silly expressions holding empty medicine applicators
Goofy residents!
3 residents holding up cookies
Delicious cookies!
Five people gathered for a party; three are wearing paper crowns
Crown party!
A resident hiking
Having fun hiking
Three residents in costumes posing in front of a wall that reads "2023"
Halloween fun
A group of residents at a ski resort
Ski day!
A resident standing in front of a blue sky
More amazing sights!
Two people standing in front of a waterfall
Visiting a waterfall
People on grass for a concert
Outdoor concert
Two snowboarders
Snowboarding
A man and a dog posing in front of a wall that reads "Greetings from MOAB"
A visit to Moab
A group gathered at a dinner table
Dinner party!
Group gathered at a dinner table for board games
Game night!
Group of people on the stairs in Halloween costumes
Happy Halloween
Four residents posed in Halloween costumes
Boo!
Two people in bike riding helmets in a selfie
Bike selfie
Two people at a basketball game
Basketball game
Two people holding matching day posters and a cake
Matching day
Two people standing in the snow. One has skiis; the other is holding a dog
Skiing with a dog

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