First-year residents "staff" 21 weekends during the year. This includes two minor holidays, such as Memorial Day and one major holiday, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's. Residents receive a generous benefit’s package which includes 20 vacation days. In addition, days that residents staff on holidays are added to the residents’ vacation “bank” and may be used at another time. Residents train on several weekends, and these training weekends count as staffing weekends. Residents are trained and staff in most areas of hospital pharmacy practice, including the central dispensing area and covering medical, surgical and ICU units, increasing the residents’ comfort and confidence as well as their marketability. Staffing is essential to becoming a fully competent practitioner and every year residents provide positive feedback regarding how valuable staffing is for their professional development.