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

Georgia - Atlanta
Emory University School of Medicine Program
Aunt Minnie Best Radiologist Training Program 2019 semifinalist
- very high volume. Largest program in the country with 14 DR and 4 IR/DR residents per year
- one of the better vacation schedules I've seen - 3 weeks + 6 days off for winter holidays + 5 days of "wellness" days (these are encouraged to be used for anything not just appointments)
- basically unlimited funding / time off to present at conferences
- yearly "book fund" of $600
- independent call at Grady
- didn't get the sense that it was great procedural training for the DR residents
- multiple sites that you have to travel to (university, Grady, mid-town)
- Atl traffic sucks - residents try to down play this but if you aren't from a big city it sucks
- cost of living is quite high for the south (still cheaper than the other major US cities though)
- tons of fellows. Residents said this wan't a problem because volume is so high but I find that a little hard to believe ( but the residents read from a different list from the fellows)
- seems like you could get lost in the shuffle here with the multiple hospitals and extremely large program
Yes - sounded like many of the R2s were already picking up call shifts
J-1 and H-1B