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Eagles Viewing Party

December 9th, 2019


We are 37 floors up at Two Liberty Place in Center City, Philadelphia.  On an average night, one can gaze out of restaurant, R2L’s windows and see Lincoln Financial Field and all the other stadiums and city lights facing South of where William Penn stands atop City Hall.  But with the severe rain and fog of the night, combined with the clashing of division rivals, Eagles vs. Giants, this was no average night.  The view was eerily obscured as Broad Street disappeared into the eclipsing fog of the evening.

The night’s gathering at R2L commenced as CFG hosted a multi-residency “Viewing Party” for different Psychiatry Residency programs throughout the Philadelphia area to watch the rivaled match.  Residents from Temple, Jefferson, Penn, Cooper, and even as far as Delaware joined together for a night of physician-focused-fun, food, entertainment, and yes, even the chance to sit alongside fans of the opposite team.

Aside from getting together to root for everyone’s respective teams, these Residents had intimate conversations at length with CFG’s own network concerning life post-residency and the different work settings that CFG provides in their scope of operations.  CFG Medical Directors, Dr. Akhil Sethi and Dr. Patrick Cleary both put time aside to make themselves available for the questions and conversations with all of these residents during this fun and intimate event.  Executive Director of Hospital Services, Ron DeFeo was there as well, providing a plethora of answers to different Residents with varying questions throughout the night.  CFG Talent Acquisition was represented by Karly Settle and Daphne Correa, as well as the Residency Outreach Team of Carmelyn Vedar and Teddy Costa.  The successful event was due to months of planning and preparation.

R2L’s private lounge really gave everyone the opportunity to engage with each other in a relaxed, comfortable, yet still fun and open environment.  Being 37 floors up helped bring a different perspective from the usual pace of life – especially when the fog cleared away to reveal a well-lit, vibrant, and happening Lincoln Financial Field in the distance.  Where guests sat among friends and colleagues, there was no noise, no cold, and no rain to combat. There was only good food, good friends, and an exciting win for the Eagles!


Written by:

Carmelyn Vedar

Residency Outreach Manager