Originally Posted by fatman41
Important questions you all need to ask when you are searching for your "cush" year:
1. When is your accreditation due? I thought I had the most cush of the cush, then found out that next year is ACGME accredidation time, and the program found out they were not admitting enough. Therefore, my class is the first of the new regime in which we are up all night admiting. I did not even considering asking about this during the interviews. It made all the scouting reports I heard useless.
2. Open vs closed ICU? If you have an open ICU you have to follow your pt in and out of the unit. This means some of your patients will be in there for months at a time, and you will never get them off your service. Perhaps if I would have taken a real rotation during M4 (instead of 4 ophtho) I would have known this.
Both question I would have not thought to ask- Thanks for your insight!