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

Florida - Jacksonville
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Jacksonville) Program
I really enjoyed seeing this program. The facilities are some of the best I have ever seen. Every part of the hospital is beautiful and the reading rooms are incredibly shiny and pleasant. I definitely got the vibe the faculty and residents really loved their job and there didn't seem to be much turnover. Residents were funny, nice and seemed very smart. It is in a great location in a young city, near the beach, very affordable COL. I got a strong vibe the program does a lot to support residents. They have good funding for AIRP and conferences and a meal stipend. They also have a couple stocked resident lounges and nice study spaces. They have a really fancy simulation center they use too. The categorical intern year also looks very nice with two months of rads and relatively few ward months (but I cant remember the specifics).
Smaller program meaning call sounds a little worse than usual. They also seem to be a little more formal and uptight with business casual attire most of the time (better than suits at Rochester; I saw several residents in suits when I was there?; also, I think with intern year [categorical], you wear suits regularly) and the reading rooms seem awkwardly quiet. The residents didn't seem the most close.

Of the residents I interacted with, most seemed nice, but kind of awkward and not someone who would be fun to hangout with outside work. At dinner, the resident next to me was pretty uninterested and was on his phone half the time. There was a general air of superiority during the day, but not in a mean/negative way, just a super formal vibe. Also, their call is 24 hrs (about 1 shift a week), but they get post call off; it's "independent," but when I asked in interviews, multiple faculty gave the impression that it wouldn't stay independent forever (attendings staying later and later, eventual move to ED radiologist).
J-1 and H-1B