If you decide to come to Stanford for your residency training, you will live in one of the most beautiful and diverse areas in the world. A typical weekend might include hiking in the Marin headlands, shopping for organic produce at a local farmers’ market, or dining in San Francisco, a city that is widely regarded as the nation’s mecca for innovative cuisine. Closer to home, Stanford University offers a plethora of recreational activities. The campus houses one million gross feet of indoor athletic facilities including 4 pools, 33 tennis courts, 3 fitness centers and a championship golf course. There are also many arts offerings, such as shows, speakers, and museums, both at Stanford and in San Francisco.