Thank a Resident Day

Gold Humanism Honor Society chapters and healthcare institutions throughout the nation celebrated Thank a Resident Day on Friday, February 24, 2023. Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn were filled with activities and beaming faces. Here is a small sampling, including warm wishes from Gold leaders and inspiring activities. Thank you to the 500+ residency 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!

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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.


In 2022, more than 500 institutions participated in this special annual day to celebrate resident physicians and fellows. Learn more about the 2022 festivities through this collection of tweets.

Check out past Thank a Resident Day celebrations here: