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Resident Life

Our residents enjoy a collegial learning environment at work as well as active social lives outside of the hospital. Our hard work in the hospital is nicely balanced with frequent informal, relaxing social events within our group and with other colleagues. We have a call room and an office that are comfortable places to discuss difficult patient cases, share on-call experiences, or just to hang out and decompress. After work we meet as individuals and families for events such as bowling night, paintball, drinks at local bars, and dinner at local restaurants or residents’ homes.

Rochester is a very livable medium-sized city, first built on the Genesee River and eventually the Erie Canal. Initially known as the Flour City for its prolific milling industry, it has now become known as the Flower City with a world-renowned annual Lilac Festival in Highland Park. The area not only boasts a stable economy and affordable housing in beautiful locales, but also some of the nation's best public schools. Rochester has a wide variety of cultural happenings and social events including music, art, and near-weekly festivals during the warm months, perfectly suited to the varied interests of our residents, fellows, and their families. Rochester has many minor-league sports teams with major league teams nearby for our sports enthusiasts.