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

Alabama - Birmingham
University of Alabama Medical Center Program
Call isn't bad, since there are so many residents.
Many fellowships offered here, but also seems like residents also get good fellowships elsewhere as well, as attendings are well connected.
Huge emphasis on wellness, lots of mentorship, lots of resident events.
Internal and external moonlighting available, seems solid but not a huge part of their residency.
Almost all the residents own houses on their salaries.

UAB is a really outstanding program, respected in academics and private practice. Huge >1000 bed hospital, major level 1 trauma center for almost the entire state. It's one of the best programs in the South, probably top-30 nationally. Amazing moonlighting, with cheap cost of living. can you elaborate on the moonlighting? I forgot to write it down
The majority of residents are married, this isn't necessarily a con.
Discounted but not free food at the hospital.