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

Massachusetts - Boston
Boston University Medical Center Program
Setting: Boston ranked #7 in Niche 2019 Best Cities for Young Professionals. Cambridge ranked #1.

Strong in many departments, namely body and MSK. Amazing volume, strong foundation for either academics or private practice. Support for pretty much anything you want to do: research, education, global health. APDs are both women with some great female faculty. Supportive program leadership that takes feedback seriously.
Peds isn't super great. More interesting stuff tends to go to BI or MGH, although they still seen tons of diverse pathology.
Kinda, crappy internal moonlighting that is supposed to get better
J-1 only