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

Michigan - Royal Oak
Beaumont Health (Royal Oak) Program
Great semi-community program. All spots are categorial. Newly associated with OUWB-SOM (2015 was first class to graduate). Large hospital, about 1200 beds. Both IR and DR programs. The former program director of the DR residency just stepped down this year, so this will be the first cycle with the new PD. Level 1 trauma center. About 15 miles north of Detroit in Royal Oak, very safe and popular area to live. Largest of all the Beaumont facilities. In-house moonlighting R1-R4.

+1 to the sentiments above. Great program, chill residents who seem to have good camaraderie with one another. Residents read at their own pace. Consistent 1:1 staffing with attending in each rotation. Hours are 7am-4pm. Morning conference @ 7am + noon conference. Conferences are a mix of residents teaching one another via cases and attendings giving a lecture on a specific topic.

Can do 16mnth nucs to be double boarded . R4 offers 9 months of electives
No independent call (ie. Residents do prelims and they're signed off by some distant attendings on nights)
Yes; apparently they have the "best moonlighting opportunities in the country" according to residents. One resident stated he knows people who double their salaries with moonlighting.
J-1 and H-1B