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

Georgia - Savannah
Memorial Health-University Medical Center/Mercer University School of Medicine (Savannah) Program
-independent call
-no fellows (but breast fellow is forthcoming I believe)
-Savannah is a cool city + COL is pretty manageable
-beach is about 30 minutes away
-HCA owned hospital (may be a con?)
-Great external moonlighting opportunities (mostly urgent care or psych hospital, but some attending hire them to read studies) several residents said they easily doubled their salary doing a few shifts a month.
-Residents seemed really happy and relaxed
-mostly guys in the program (very southern bro vibe)
-education is not a priority
-noon conf put on by faculty usually or videos
-physics is via videos
-for profit, private practice, thus speed > learning