Thank a Resident Day

This year’s Thank a Resident Day was held on Friday, Feb. 23, and social media was filled with activities and beaming faces. Thank you to the more than 600 GHHS chapters and program sites that participated, and thank you to the 150,000+ resident physicians and fellows who care with such compassion every day. We see you, and we appreciate you!

Led by the Gold Humanism Honor Society, Thank a Resident Day is a special day that takes place each year on the last Friday of February to collectively show gratitude and appreciation for resident physicians and fellows, and how integral they are to the healthcare team.

About Thank a Resident Day

Residency is a key component of graduate medical training, offering an in-depth exposure to medical practice. It can often mean long working hours matched with many responsibilities. Residents serve as the hospital’s “house staff” and are an integral part of the healthcare team. They often serve as indispensable resources for medical students, especially during a clinical clerkship.

In 2018, the Gold Humanism Honor Society decided to bring to light the importance of the residence staff and encourage medical students at chapters throughout the nation to show their gratitude and appreciation. Thank a Resident Day has since expanded to hundreds of programs around the country.


Check out past Thank a Resident Day celebrations here: