Thank a Resident Day

The 2022 Thank a Resident Day will be Friday, Feb. 25!

More than 450 institutions will be participating in this special annual day to celebrate resident physicians and fellows. Follow along the festivities through this collection of tweets or follow the Gold Foundation on Twitter or Instagram.

Residency is a key component of graduate medical training, offering an in-depth exposure to medical practice. It can often lead to long working hours matched with many responsibilities. Residents serve as the “house staff” of the hospital and are an integral part to the healthcare team, often serving 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.

Share your activities on Twitter by tagging @GoldFdtn and #ThankaResidentDay!

Sticker update: Due to an incredible response for participation in this year’s Thank a Resident Day, we will no longer be fulfilling sticker requests but would still love to hear your plans.

To print your own stickers, download this sheet of 20 round 2″ x 2″ stickers or download the individual design.




Looking for inspiration and ideas? 

For a list of planning ideas, please click here.

For ways to stay connected during Thank a Resident Day click here.

To see how Chapters celebrated in 2020, click here!

Download the “We Love Residents” banner here.

Thank you to all institutions who shared their 2022 plans with us! View a list here.