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

California - Los Angeles
University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center Program
Hospital: U.S. News 2019-20 Best Hospitals Honor Roll
Pros: global population, very heavy volume with strong EM dept, rigorous/resident autonomy, procedural in each field, >900 residents at SC, R1 bootcamp, leadership=research stipends, Unionized (5 wks vacation, $4000 annual housing allowance, $1000 edu reimbursement, moonlighting, food stipend/d ($28/d @3 hospitals).
Long-term PD stepping down (Vicki Marx SIR president), Chair of rads stepping down, weaker pediatrics, COL high in downtown LA