Resident Life The University of Rochester's General Surgery Residents have a strong camaraderie amongst themselves and with the faculty. Numerous off-site activities contribute to establishing and strengthening of friendships, and ultimately lead to the creation of a strong team. Because of this, the residents are well-rounded and better able to deal with the stresses that they face in their professional life. The Department acknowledges the importance of leading a healthy balanced life. In addition to providing a professionally challenging curriculum, many social and recreational activities are planned throughout the year. Activities: Intern Welcoming Picnic, Summer Outing, Annual Faculty vs. Resident Softball Game, Resident Retreat, Department Holiday Party, Match Day Party, the History Meeting/Intern Roast, and Graduation Dinner.