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

Texas - Temple
Texas A&M College of Medicine-Scott and White Medical Center (Temple) Program
Surprised by this program last year +1. Great teaching, ridiculous volume, produces great residents. PD has been the PD over 2 decades and is incredibly nice. Small city, but cheap cost of living, close to Austin. Everyone was very very nice here, good atmosphere for training. You get a guaranteed prelim medicine year.

-Gives like $6000 dollars for AIRP
-Can immediately start moonlighting during R1 (IR nursing), increasing moonlighting opportunities as you go along. Seems to be some of the best I have seen so far.
- Residents are all very fun to be around, PD also very cool and has been PD for like 20 years
- Great benefits
- Temple is a small city but VERY low COL and super close to Austin
-Area, depending on what you think of small towns
-Some people say BSW overall leans very conservative politically
-^^why is that necessarily a con when other institutions leaning very liberally isn't a con listed on most other institutions?
- ^ yeah im not sure why this matters, I did not get the vibe at all. they were basically like any other regional healthcare system.