The Jesuit University Ministry Preview (JUMP) retreat takes place each July, just prior to the start of orientation for first year medical students. This overnight retreat is co-facilitated by second year medical students who deliver short talks and lead small groups on topics that prepare participants for their first year of medical school. There is a generous amount of intentional free time for outdoor activities, walking, relaxing, reflection, and bonding with fellow M1s. Past participants highly rate the experience as a great way to start your time at Stritch! Here's what a few of them had to say:
“It makes starting medical school so much less daunting and provides more than just a familiar face - you start to build a family."
“It was a great way to meet classmates before orientation and helped calm my nerves.”
“It is inviting to people of all faiths.”
“What I enjoyed most was getting to reflect on the upcoming year and meet my future classmates. Also, it was great getting to talk to M2s.”
Held each year in the fall semester, this retreat offers 36 hours of autumn beauty, relaxation, reflection, community building, prayer, food, and fun. Give yourself the gift of a break from the routine, and re-connect with your purpose and other inspiring people committed to a career in health care. Talks given by fellow students cover a variety of topics related to faith and spirituality.
“What I enjoyed most was the small group talks, getting to know my classmates, and the opportunity to talk about topics that wouldn’t be brought up typically at school.”
Save the Date!
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Don't miss this day of reflection and renewal, with the option to add an overnight stay on Friday, November 3.
Busy Person's Retreats
Experience an on-campus, guided retreat involving a commitment to individual daily prayer and bi-weekly meetings with a spiritual companion. You and your Companion craft the retreat towards your interests and needs. There is an opening and closing prayer service to share hopes, desires and take-aways, as well as to share time in community with other retreatants.