For years, our resident's organization had a weekly lunch for the residents that was sponsored by a drug rep, during which we had various faculty members or representatives from outside sites come and meet with the residents. The resident organization also organized a couple parties during the year, and we had drug rep's provide the food for that as well. Our other money came mostly from the sale of our annual christmas party skit DVDs. Well, now the university is trying to get rid of drug reps, and the drug companies themselves have stricter rules about what they can and can't sponsor. So if we want to continue doing these events, we are going to need our department to give our residents organization a budget. Before we go and ask them, I was wondering if anyone here could tell me what it's like at other programs - does your dept provide lunches on a regular basis, do they give financial support for resident social events, etc?