Originally Posted by Dumb
Right. The 2 big factors are cushiness and location. Scripps was extremely competitive in both (top 10 for cushiness and #1 for location) = #1 TY in the country. Some argued that MSKCC was #1 but that's unfounded IMO and I didn't even bother applying there.
That said, there are TYs that I interviewed at in nomansland that pay over 50K and in which you don't have to show up for 3-4 months of the year (don't even have to be in the same state). That does not override Scripps former allure, but it's definitely tempting!
Btw, if you factor in the 4 month vacation time, other light 2-3 months like ambu, and extrapolate the pay, you would be making (on an hourly basis) the equivalent of 100K/yr.
MSKCC didn't have the cush reputation of Scripps but subsidized housing in Manhattan was enough to make it extremely competitive. I agree though, before the changes Scripps was probably the best.
Einstein in Philly still has a great schedule (2 ward months, 1 each of ICU, tele, ambulatory, EM, and night float and 5 elective months) but the location isn't great. At least Philly is a major city and close to NYC