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

District of Columbia - Washington
MedStar Health/Georgetown University Hospital Program
Awesome PD and Chair (Dr. Spies, former SIR pres). Great IR program, however DR may be lacking. M:F faculty ratio, will have new department building in 3-4 yrs, location in DC is superb.
Setting: Washington, D.C. ranked #5 in Niche 2019 Best Cities for Young Professionals. Arlington ranked #4. Alexandria ranked #9.

-Awesome PD who really cares about her residents
-PD is a wellness Guru/Queen
-high cancer and transplant volume
-Great IR training if into that
-Free parking
-tough independent IR call
-multiple Core exam failures in the past
-tiny hospital that is very old
-got a weird vibe from the place...chief resident spent half the interview talking about himself and his research/conference lecturer yelled at a resident for being on her phone
-very expensive georgetown area that is NOT metro accessible
-a lot of construction that won't be complete for a while
-have to go out to MD for trauma
-not a super research heavy institution, with low conference fund (only for oral presentation)
-Level 2 trauma