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
Florida - Orlando
AdventHealth Orlando Program
This is the old "Florida Hospital" program. Really laid back with a great PD who clearly cares about the program.
Heard they are undergoing some leadership changes (PD is leaving, apparently some internal drama), but only positive stuff so far, great program with great attendings.
Hidden gem because it doesn’t have the name. Program doesn’t rely on residents which provides unique benefits. No fellows, so residents are getting 10x the procedures that most get. Residents mostly work 7-4. They give you time to pad the resume with plenty of research and extracurriculars. Matching residents consistently into top 3 fellowships. No weekends. 21 days off a year to use however you’d like. Good contrast coverage moonlighting. Haven’t pinned down any negatives. No pressure to read quickly so if not self-motivated then you could struggle, but we all successfully made it through med school so anyone of us would do fine with that aspect.
New poster here - agree with above, good perks for sure. Had a weird vibe last year though during my interview. I know that is vague, but just felt off. A gut feeling. I know that is a personal thing but just keep an eye on it here. Second this.
^^ would argue that the new leadership has changed it, it's a small program which I think makes things feel a little odd but I feel like the program is really great and the new leadership seems solid.
Drama ongoing. Lots of drama...just heard about what's been happening at this program. Apparently the leadership change will improve this though from what I've been told.
(Could anyone elaborate on what exactly happened within this program?) to respond, there is no need to go into detail about exactly what happened, but long story short there was some attempts made by the previous PD to change parts of the program that residents were not happy about and resisted (some of these changes supposedly made the program "less chill"). There was contention between the residency administration and the residents, and a few instances of individual problems between resident and PD, so he resigned (or maybe was forced, that part I do not know). What is important is that the program had a leadership change, and the new PD and APD are supposedly really great faculty and they don't anticipate any crazy things happening from here on out.