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

New York - Bronx
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Program
PROS: Supportive PD, well-rounded subspecialties, Bronx/Westchester County pt population, 1600 beds @ Moses, new Chair bringing funding, new facilities, resident-driven, 100% core pass rate, 3 daily conf, business/econ edu series annually, lenient towards research time off, volume (>700k/yr), edu stipend $500/yr, moonlighting R2-4 built into R4 yr ($80/hr), daily meal stipend, M:F ratio of mentors. Pre-interview dinner in Manhattan was awesome, chill residents

*Einstein Medical Center sponsors H1B and J1 visas for residents entering graduate medical education. Candidates on F-1 visa as students will be expected to extend the F-1 visa through the PGY 1 year and must express the desire to be considered for H1B visa sponsorship at the time of program application. Candidates holding F-1 visas must successfully pass USMLE or COMLEX Step 3 before December 1st of the PGY 1 training year to be eligible for consideration of H1B visa sponsorship.

CONS: location/commute from Manhattan
J-1 and H-1B