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

Maine - Portland
Maine Medical Center Program
- Privademic program with ~15 core faculty. Residents seemed really close with their attendings and were on a first name basis with them
- very strong clinical training. No fellows and pseudo-independent call. Over night residents read the cross sectional imaging then sign it off to a nighthawk service who will over read in a few hours. Read plain films on their own.
- integrated program. Intern year is basically a TY / medicine year. 2 months ED, 2 months Radiology, 1 month vacation, 1 month ICU, 6 months IM
- residents historically match very strong fellowships throughout the country
- Portland is a cool place to be if you don't mind the winters
- more of a community program if you're looking for a higher tier academic place
- small program that will expose weaker residents or those who don't want to work hard
- have to go to Boston Childrens for 3 months during R2. Department owns a furnished apartment across the street from the hospital so resdients have lodging and parking covered. But still seems kind of annoying.
Yes but not a strong part of the program. They spilt it evenly between everyone. It's babysitting the scanner. No call shifts to pick up. Said everyone makes $5-6k a year doing it.