Each first-year resident participates in the Professionalism Retreat, which focuses on the development of leadership skills and on the professional and ethical responsibilities of a physician. Before the start of the second year, first-year residents enrolled in one of the 3-year programs take part in the Learning to Be a Resident Retreat. Residents are educated about the principles of cognitive learning theory and experiential learning theory in an effort to help them structure a learning environment for future first-year residents and medical students under their tutelage. Other topics include running a successful team, resolving conflicts, and optimizing communication skills. The third retreat occurs later in the second year to reassess and build on previous concepts.