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

California - Los Angeles
Kaiser Permanente Southern California (Los Angeles) Program
Strong in Neuro/IR, great faculty, location, subsidized housing $4k/yr, moonlighting

Essentially no fellows, so residents get early exposure to all modalities/procedures from R1, huge patient population in the Kaiser system so plenty of pathology/variety
Did not like small resident class (2 DR, 1 IR) and having no overnight call (telerads instead). Must do PGY1 year at Kaiser. They also interviewed a ton of people for one spot (especially IR) last year. 110 interviews for 2 DR spots. Nearly impossible to match

Not a trauma center, but residents go to USC for a rotation so you get that exposure at some point