"When I explored surgical residency programs, I prioritized programs that offered state-of-the-art training, autonomy, and complexity, while providing sufficient support and resources for trainees to attain their personal and professional goals.
As a father of four and with an interest in academic surgery, the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester stuck out among the pack as a program where residents are able to mature into independent practice while mastering surgical principles in the most complex medical situations, but without compromising the ability to get home to my family, or continue to be available for my friends.
Beyond the training, Rochester offers an immersive experience for families, singles, and those interested in taking advantage of the great outdoors in all four seasons. Finally, the affordability of Western New York is hard to overstate. For all of these reasons, Rochester has been the perfect launchpad for me to attain my career as a Surgeon."