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

Missouri - St Louis
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium Program
Better known as the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR)
Overall: top 10 in country, #1 in Midwest (Doximity reputation),
Hospitals characteristics (BJH+SLCH+BJWC): 1828 beds, Level I trauma, Level I pediatric trauma,
Program size: #1 largest program in the country, 18 per class (15 DR advanced, 1 research DR, 2 IR/DR, ESIR available)
Diagnostic Radiology NIH funding FY 2018: $37 million (#5 rank)

-Strong program, with ample resources
-amazing people
-you can stay for fellowship
-alumni network is everywhere, they have regular meetings w/ alumni to talk frankly about jobs in areas of interest
-super low COL
- they didn't sell st. louis well (especially not to my significant other)
- intense independent call // R4 said he wished he had more time to spend with his son
- work saturdays
- nerdier personalities than I've encountered elsewhere ( + or - depending on your disposition definite plus for me)
- less personal feel due to large # of residents // @ lunch one resident said hey to another and the response was that's not my name, I'm X // lol
- free parking, but it's like a 15-20 min walk away, so not helpful
-Electronically challenged. For a state of the art program, all residents agreed issues with PACS and IT was pretty ironic (really old system?)
Yes, starting R2
J-1 and H-1B