Thank a Resident Day

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 residents and how integral they are to the healthcare team. This year, Thank a Resident Day will be held on February 23, 2024!

Led by the Gold Humanism Honor Society, Thank a Resident Day is open to GHHS chapters and healthcare institutions around the world. In 2023, more than 520 institutions participated in this special annual day. Join us as we show our thanks to the 150,000+ resident physicians and fellows who care with such compassion every day. We see you, and we appreciate you!

If you will be participating in Thank a Resident Day 2024, be sure to share your plans and request free stickers!

We welcome you to share your Thank a Resident Day 2024 photos with us! Please tag @goldfdtn on Twitter and Instagram so we can share your celebrations with the whole Gold community.

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 institutions around the country.


Check out past Thank a Resident Day celebrations here: