San Antonio - Texas

San Antonio offers a wonderful array of attractions to fill your days and nights with entertainment, exploration, education and just plain fun!  The top tourist destination in the state of Texas, San Antonio offers something for everyone including the world renowned San Antonio Riverwalk, the Alamo and Texas Missions, SeaWorld, Fiesta Texas and many nationally recognized spas and resorts. Schlitterbahn the number one water park in the United States is only 30 minutes north in New Braunfels, and the Gulf Coast is only 100 miles away. Working ranches throughout Central and South Texas are available for tours, horseback riding and overnight stays.  Numerous state parks offer opportunities for hiking in the rugged terrain of the Hill Country.

Expedia includes San Antonio in its "17 Places You Must Visit in 2017" list
San Antonio is home to two of USA Today's Best Texas Attractions poll, including The River Walk at No. 1 as well as The Alamo and Spanish Colonial Missions at No. 6.
Room 5, travel blog for hotel booking site Trivago, named San Antonio to its list of the Top 5 Family-Friendly Destinations in the United States.
In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked San Antonio No. 23 on its list of Best Places to Live in the USA.
For a second consecutive year, Chef Steve McHugh of Cured is named a 2017 finalist for Best Chef-Southwest by the James Beard Foundation.
Rico Torres and Diego Galcia, chefs and owners of San Antonio's progressive Mexican restaurant Mixtli, are named among the 2017 list of 12 Best New Chefs in the country by Food & Wine.
Food and Wine names Hotel Emma among the world's 40 best food-centric hotels. 2017
Travel + Leisure names San Antonio among the country's top 10 destinations in the magazine's 2017 Best Awards.
According to Kiplinger's Personal Finance, San Antonio is the 6th most affordable large cities in the United States. The cost of living is over 11% below the U.S. average.

Folklorico Dancers

Riverwalk Downtown

San Antonio has always been a crossroads and a meeting place. Sounds and flavors of Native Americans, Old Mexico, Germans, the Wild West, African-Americans and the Deep South mingle and merge. Close to twenty million visitors a year delight in the discovery of San Antonio's charms.

Social Life

University Hospital Sky Tower Bridge

Texas Pediatric Society Annual Meeting 2013 – Galveston, TX

Residents have both formal and informal opportunities for developing esprit de corps during their residency training. Our residency program prides itself on the collegial and family feel of our program. Interns participate in a three-day week end retreat in the Texas Hill Country for interpersonal team building. PL-2 residents have an annual day-long retreat for orientation, examining career options, and receiving information on medical licensure and related matters with a dinner to follow. In June, residents at all levels participate in the annual PL-3 graduation and end-of-year party.

Throughout the year there are activities for residents and faculty including the bi-annual resident-faculty kickball game benefiting Reach out and Read, Pediatrics in the Park with a focus on physical fitness for children in the community and resident happy hours. The residents have a dedicated house staff office with resident lounge and board review facilities located on the 12th floor of the Pavilion building next to the Robert B. Green facility, a place for informal networking,  access to reference texts and board review materials, computers, and their mailboxes. Wireless access is provided. Over the years, residents establish their own internal support groups and develop deep and lasting friendships.

A Year in the Life of a UTHSCSA Pediatric Intern (PDF) 1.65 MB

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