The annual School of Medicine student/faculty retreat provides students the opportunity to spend time with other students and faculty members in a beautiful and relaxed mountain setting. The Pine Springs Retreat is held in September and offers spiritual programs with a guest speaker as well as praise teams coordinated by student-representation from all four years. It begins with dinner and outdoor vespers Friday evening. The morning program includes praise music and stories from students who have spent the summer at mission hospitals in developing countries. There is plenty of good food and unscheduled time for hiking, games, or visiting. A highlight is the ever popular Talent Show on Saturday evening.