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 - Livingston
St Barnabas Medical Center Program
Pros- Has a lot of pathology and resources.
Has an ESIR track with really good IR attendings.
Has had 100% board pass rate for the past few years(unsure about this past year)
Is in the nice part of Jersey and is 30 mins away from NYC.
2 months of Peds at CHOPs.

Basically a program that you has a lot of resources and you can learn a lot but not enough structure to do it. Residents are generally happy here and they really mesh well. A possible merger with Rutgers rads program in the future and might be called Rutgers West. Also APD runs
PD seems to be not that interested in the program and wants the resident to be more self-reliant, hence why theres is a lot of Caribbeans seniors(Mostly SGU since they rotate here).
Lectures are usually a hit or miss.
24 hour calls(however residents aren't overworked).