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 - New York
New York University School of Medicine Program
Overall: top 10 in country, #1 program in New York City (Doximity reputation)
Aunt Minnie Best Radiologist Training Program 2019 semifinalist
Hospital: U.S. News 2019-20 Best Hospitals Honor Roll
Program size: 10 per class (8 DR, 2 IR/DR, ESIR available)
Diagnostic Radiology NIH funding FY 2018: $19 million (#8 rank)
Setting: New York City ranked #10 in Niche 2019 Best Cities for Young Professionals.

Overall, was very impressed on interview day. PDs very supportive of individual interests, and constantly changing things based on feedback from residents. Residents are very happy, friendly, and seem to love the program. Chair is also very resident-focused.
Bellevue, Tisch, and VA hospitals and remote reads for other sites; no obvious weak areas as far as exposure to cases. One weekend day call every 5th week. Halved night float recently. Strong research funding (PD said #3?) and support for research in many different areas. Can apply for one free 1/2 day every week to pursue a project. Emphasis on innovation. Lots of flexibility for individualized experience 4th year (global health elective, research, teaching, mini-specializations not just ESIR).
Subsidized housing based on lottery system; some residents commute from 1.5hrs away.
Manhattan is obviously very expensive.
Housing based on lottery system and not guaranteed.