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Resident Life

Our Residents

At the Polar Plunge from L to R: Matt Walsh, Pebble Kranz, Bethany Calkins, Matthew Fernaays and Steve Schultz

The Polar Plunge Team led by our fearless leader,

Dr. Stephen Schultz (lower right).

We believe that the best patient care is provided by residents who have balanced and satisfying lives. Our department looks for ways to support our residents in this pursuit. We have regularly scheduled department sponsored events throughout the year and residents have informal gatherings at each others' homes, local bars, restaurants and area attractions on a regular basis. One of the perks of attending residency in a city like Rochester is the wide variety of events and activities that are at your fingertips. Our residents' interests range from ballroom dancing to fantasy football to hiking. A few of our residents were featured in a University of Rochester publication called Rochester Medicine. Read their 55-word stories. To learn more about our residents, check out our current residents' profiles.

Rochester, New York

Rochester has many of the benefits of a small urban center. It is rated the "best minor league 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.

The Erie Canal Path

The Erie Canal Path

Born as a mill town on the Genesee River, Rochester 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. Learn more about Rochester here.  100 Reasons to Love Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region!

MSN Real Estate in 2011 ranked Rochester the #1 Most Livable Bargain Market in the United States, saying, "Rochester provides a lot of bang for your buck. It has big-city culture, a highly educated population, picturesque scenery, affordable housing and an expanding high-tech job base."

Click here for video highlighting all the fun and educational things one can do with children in Rochester.  (Fun for adults too!)

spring hike