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Resident Life

Department Social Events

Residents in our program quickly become a close-knit group. They often get together to relax and have fun, taking advantage of the many natural and "night life" attractions the Rochester area has to offer. During the year, the Department of Dermatology sponsors an annual Holiday Party, a summer picnic, and also a graduation party to celebrate our residents' achievements.

The Flower City

Simply put, Rochester is a delightfully small "big city," with many of the benefits and few of the disadvantages of an urban center. It boasts more money managers per capita than any American metropolis except New York City. It is rated the "best minor 

Rochester skylineleague sports city" in the U.S. It is home to the historic Susan B. Anthony House, the acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance Troupe, and the infamous "Garbage Plate" at Nick Tahou's no-frills eatery. Rochester has the world's largest concentration of lilacs. It offers some of the most appealing and affordable housing in the country—not to mention an extensive and highly regarded parks system, and five nationally ranked high schools. It is a regular stop on both the LPGA and Nationwide golf circuits, and an occasional stop for the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, and Ryder Cup.

Born as a milltown on the Genesee River, boosted to boomtown status with the opening of the Erie Canal, and brought to the pinnacle of modernity and innovation by its entrepreneurial patriarch George Eastman, Rochester provides a richness and diversity of life that's hard to find outside of the country's largest cities. Its lively "knowledge economy" draws its strength from Eastman Kodak, Bausch & Lomb, Xerox, growing telecommunications, "biotech" and IT sectors and other technology-driven enterprises located here. It hosts the renowned Eastman School of Music, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the University of Rochester (of which URMC is a part)—named one of the "new Ivies" by Newsweek magazine. presents 60 beautiful reasons to raise kids in Rochester, NY

As a community, Rochester consistently performs among the very best in charitable giving, community investment, unemployment, recreation, education, housing, health care, and other quality-of-life measures. Rochester’s low unemployment and low violent and property crime rates make the city extremely attractive to singles and families alike.

Rochester, URMC, and You

"The camaraderie—people laugh and joke while in the hospital (which I found refreshing) and are always willing to help out." --Harry

Whether you're single or married with children, Rochester is an ideal "home"—providing what you need, as well as what you like, as you fulfill your residency or fellowship requirements at URMC.