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

Illinois - Chicago
Advocate Health Care (Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center) Program
20 Vacation days off, Monday after weekend call is off (wellness day).
Prime location, cheap on campus housing 700 - 1bd and 1100 - 2 bd. (this housing is kinda crappy though. Kitchen is laughable)
3 positions per year, unlimited ESIR.
Former PD (current APD) pioneered the CT PE protocol
Crappy facilities, undergoing construction, no 3T MRI.
Minimal research going on.
Definitely tried to downplay the amount of call there is. only 3 residents that have to split it
Yes. All rads programs in Chicago moonlight at Sinai hospital. Roughly $2k for an overnight shift