Originally Posted by UW66
I will go ahead and put my two cents in about Grant. Research that program thoroughly before applying as an extern.
I rotated there along with many of my scholl classmen. All of which i have spoken with, and all of which I have had good times swapping horror stories with.
1) the residency director is the most unpleasant human being on the face of the planet. He is not a good person, nor is he a skilled surgeon. (Let me reiterate that this is not just my opinion, but the opinion of 5 of my classmates. I am not ranting and raving, nor am i bitter about not being granted an interview or whathaveyou.) In fact 2 months after i rotated there one of the 1st year residents left the program because he is so intolerable and transferred into an avail pgy2 position somewhere else.
If you dont have incredibly thick skin, and cant take verbal abuse on a daily basis, dont even consider becoming a resident at Grant. Name calling, screaming, foul language, etc. This isnt hearsay, i witnessed it.
2) There surgical case load is indeed phenomenal. They see and do it all. And the attendings for the most part truly do let the residents do a majority of the work.
---BUT i recently heard that one of the big players who brought their A-list cases to the hospital left. This is rumor only as he was still bringing cases there when i was an extern. He brought them TAAs, fresh tibial talar allographs, IM rods etc. If he indeed left the residency, Grant took a major hit and would now be, what i would call, just an average good quality residency program.
--I would research this in incredible depth, as his cases make or break the program. He would go 6am-6pm 2 days a week doing crazy sh**.
3) there inhouse management of patients is incredible. You will work your tushy off when you are on house duty for the month.
4) Great academics with journal clubs, cadaver labs a....
Okay Ive got to cut this short and jet unfortunately. I saw this thread and couldnt help myself from posting something. Moral of the story is research Grant to the max before you consider externing there. If youre still curious go for it, at the very least youll learn a lot that month.
It's very difficult to take someone seriously who doesn't know the difference between "there" and "their". Wow.
Although I didn't rotate through this program, I personally know numerous 4th year students who rotated through Grant and loved it.
This post reeks of bitter rejection.