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 - Houston
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Program
Amazing program with all the resources you could possibly want. The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the world. Rotate at Memorial Hermann, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LBJ Hospital, Texas Children's. Mix of independent call (MDACC) and supervised call (Memorial Hermann). One of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers in the nation. The #1 cancer center in the nation. Great MSK opportunities.

If you want academics, UT Houston has pretty much everything you could want. Over 150 radiology faculty. Numerous research opportunities and collaborations, both within the program and in the Texas Medical Center as a whole. R2-R4s can take two academic half days for research each month. Research Residency program is available to spend the R4 year doing oncology research at MDACC.

Take a look at the fellowship match list: pretty much everyone either stays at MD Anderson or goes to another great fellowship elsewhere.

14 + residents each year, so a huge alumni base for jobs and connections in private practice and academics. Not as many fellows for a program of this size means more clinical opportunities for you as a resident. 4 weeks vacation + a conference/education week each year, even if you're not presenting. Also, you can wear scrubs to work every day.

High salary, outstanding moonlighting opportunities, and no state income tax (red state), mean you'll be doing very well financially. Relatively cheap cost of living for a metro area of 7 million people. Houston is the 4th largest city in the nation: many fortune 500 companies, NASA Johnson Space Center, 2 international airports. Houston has NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS, professional symphony, theater, opera, etc. Houston Rodeo for the cowboy side of things. Hermann Park and the Museum district are right next door. Summer weather is hot, but no snow/cold in the winter is a huge plus!
Yes, lots of moonlighting all 4 years, and strongly supported by the program
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