02-26-2003, 09:52 AM
I really liked both programs. I felt that they are resident-friendly and will be on upper-middle of my list.
I had concerns with lack of volume, but volume seems greater than I expected from the small city of Greenville at ECU.
Greenville seems like a nice college town, but maybe too small.
If you are considering academics (although I don't think I am), are either of these programs suboptimal?
Any comments on either; insight from NC people?
02-26-2003, 10:29 AM
Couldn't help you on this, jonbonjovi... Seems like you are wanted dead or alive by these programs, and that they are livin' on a prayer waiting to be ranked by you. One of them will unfortunately be going down in a blaze of glory. They should remember that messin with you can be slippery when wet.
Man i love how my elective this month (in-pt psych) gives me so much freetime.
02-26-2003, 10:54 AM
hot chick quinn
i am glad that i still have a good fan base of hot chicks that remember my songs! that was one of my worries when i quit the music industry to do emergency medicine.
you are hot. but i bet you are ruthless with the men and you give love a bad name. don't worry though...i'd die for you. i'll be there for you...
about the match process, i'll keep the faith... I'm living on a prayer.
Man! I still got it! I'm so awesome with the lyrics. maybe i will ditch this whole EM thing and go back to the tunes.
love, jon bon jovi
02-26-2003, 02:49 PM
JBJ - quitting the music industry for emergency medicine might seem like a poor move, but your stuff started to slide after New Jersey, so maybe it's better to go out in a blaze of glory than to just fumble into obscurity like so many other great bands have done.
But seriously, I did a month at East Carolina, and the volume in Greenville is amazing. The city itself might be 60K, but their catchment area is huge, all the way out east to the ocean, basically from the Outer Banks down to Wilmington. And their faculty is great to work with, not to mention bright. (Especially in tox; they've got some guys who are just amazing in that department. Their EMS director also appears to be very involved in what he does.) You also cover the college kids at ECU and get a lot of the people from the military bases around the area there, and it's just phenomenal what you will see. I didn't expect it to be like it was, either. And now they've built a brand spanking new ED with even more beds. It's an established program (since 1986, I want to say), and the PD, Dr. Charlie Brown, is a straight shooter and will tell you how it is, which I think is a most desirable quality in a PD. They have a good commitment to didactics, and the residents seemed happy enough, even the ones on trauma. As for Greenville...well, it's what it is. Metropolitan, it ain't. But it had everything I needed, and should you desire haute couture, you've got Raleigh-Durham about an hour away. The town has a crime problem (it's currently #6 in the U.S. in violent crimes per capita), but it's mostly pretty and the weather's generally nice. And if you happen to be a single guy, I can tell you that Greenville is absolutely incredible in terms of eye candy. It is simply amazing; it puts anywhere else I've ever been to shame, quite simply. I don't know HOW they do it. Something in the water. As for academics...you COULD do academics there. The resources are there, and nobody will try to stop you. In fact, there are a few guys there who would be happy to see somebody interested in research.
As for Wake Forest...can't help you there.
02-26-2003, 03:16 PM
Yes, on the surface, the move doesn't seem to make sense. But, as you said, we couldn't come up with any good material after New Jersey. And think about it.... There is no intellectual challenge in rock and roll. It's just party, party, party... I am tired of having a good time. Also, do you really save lives in music?
I really appreciate your response. I do wish there was more diversity in the city. I may appear Caucasion, but I am actually Chinese/Taiwanese (I just use a lot of makeup) and like to act quite ghetto when I am around my peeps. Diversity is a small hangup.
Thanks again Greer.
02-26-2003, 09:06 PM
No problem. Just trying to help.
And as for the diversity there...well, there's a very pronounced African-American population there and there were also a lot of Hispanics. Not as many Asians, but it was a pretty good mix overall, I thought. It wasn't totally backward as far as diversity, anyhow, I didn't think, but that was just my surface impression.