Program summaries should include information you have learned about a program, for example:

  • impressions of the PD, APDs, other faculty/attendings
  • impressions of the residents
  • culture of the program, pressure on residents to read quickly
  • exposure to procedures, how do readouts work, moonlighting available etc.
  • hospital characteristics: size, trauma, pediatric exposure, community/academic/mixed etc.
  • types/number of spots available, ESIR available
  • fellowship matches

Program Summaries

New Jersey - New Brunswick
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Program
Level 1 Trauma, Primary Stroke center, strong fellowship placement, large network and opportunities for returning for work after residency, lots of Body/Neuro exposure, no fellows, large case volume. URG (Univ Rad Group) is the private practice that runs the program, has dedicated "core" faculty that WANT to teach. Lectures on non-interpretive skills (ethics, business, leadership skills).
- PD gave me a weird vibe, residents were socially awkward, New Brunswick is expensive and not a great city imo // agree PD (Kempf) was a little weird, seems like he got placed in the role but didn't want it. The rest of the faculty seem very excited though.