The second annual Department of Pediatrics Residents' Brooklyn Treasure Hunt took place on Friday, June 24, 2005. Council member Leticia James presided over the kick-off ceremony at the hospital.
Two teams, comprised of 6 incoming PL-1s each, scoured the borough looking to find such items as a handful of sand from Brighton Beach , how condonopsis pilosulanannf is used, and the price of a batida at Las Rosas bakery. The goal of the event was to familiarize these new residents with Brooklyn 's richness and diversity as well as to promote the teamwork that they will need over the next three years. Judging from the residents' comments, both goals were realized. One resident remarked, " Brooklyn is awesome." Another stated, "I got to know my colleagues better."
The treasure hunt is a pet project of Brooklyn resident Susan Gottlieb, M.D., Chief of Child Development and Associate Program Director, who conceptualized and implemented it with the support of fellow Brooklyn enthusiast Ken Bromberg, M.D., Chairman of Pediatrics. Dr. Bromberg said, "It is great to have such an innovative program to showcase the uniqueness of our borough." Added Dr. Gottlieb, "It takes a lot of work to organize this but it is really worth it to see the residents' reactions. This is one of my favorite days of the year."