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 - Burlington
Lahey Clinic Program
PD is one of the nicest, most genuine PDs I met along the trail. Decent community-academic program, recent merger with Beth Israel Deaconness and upgrade to Level 1 trauma center will increase volume/diversity. Young approachable attendings.

Very nice facilities, lots of surgery so lots of studies and pathology. "Level 1 trauma" but they barely get any real trauma. Thought the didactics were a little disorganized. IR department is bumping though, very big case load, very nice but small IR area, tons of hepatobiliary, TIPs, onc, and residents do all paracentesis. 2-3 SIRT/TACE a week. 1 PA for ports.