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

Tennessee - Knoxville
University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville Program
Some of the best faculty interviews I had on the trail! Actually asked detailed questions about hobbies and would get into relatively deep discussions about it. Lots of outdoor activities to do nearby including the Smoky Mountains ~1hr away. Due to other personal reasons I could not rank this place highly, but a solid program without any red flags in my eyes. Good facilities and hospital overall. Knoxville is a great town with affordable COL. I really liked the faculty here. Mixed academic/private practice and equips residents well for private practice with about half of graduates going into PP without fellowship each year.

AIRP tuition + housing covered for it.
Wasn't a big fan of the residents here, I can't pinpoint it but I just didn't see myself getting along with them. Seems to heavily emphasize efficiency over education. Name won't carry too far for those wanting to do academics. -- PD did emphasize that he wants to make it more academic with less emphasis on volume, so I wonder how this would actually occur.

I'm going to second the resident vibe here, the older residents seemed kind of aggressive with the drinking at the interview dinner (like 6+ cocktails/person). But the younger ones seemed more level-headed. Not sure what to make of it.

2 months of peds at Vandy in Nashville, but the program pays for your housing there.
Yes, swing shift reading $100/hr