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Discussion in 'Gastroenterology' started by GI07, 10.12.05.

  1. GI07

    GI07 Junior Member

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    I am applying GI this year. So far, I have sent out 7 applications, but only got one interview. Anybody else is doing the same? How do you feel about the competition in the first year of GI match? Let's keep on this thread.
     
  2. bariume

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    most programs have likely pushed their interview selections back since the timeline has changed significantly. It used to be that the interviews would happen in September and the offers go out in October! I'm sure the competition is the same as it always is each year - heavy. good luck
     
  3. dradams

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    I've heard with GI being in the match that it favors the applicant. I'm not exactly sure what that means though. Does that mean that it won't be as competitive? Will it be easier to get GI now?
     
  4. texas_ute

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    I will also be applying for GI for July 2007, though I have not sent out any aps yet. In scanning through the programs, most of the deadlines have a fairly wide range, from November to January. It would seem that GI is going to be just as competitive as always since there seems to be a rising # of applicants every year and the same # of slots. GI07, what part of the country are you applying to?
     
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    It favors the applicant because you have time to visit all the programs you get interviews at, and increases the chance of you matching to a program you like (because you get to rank them). The way the old system worked, the programs offered spots sporadically, and you rarely could entertain more than one offer at a time. So you either took it, or lost it. Consequently, spots filled up based on the "domino" effect where spots could only be released for re-offer if it was rejected by a more superior applicant.

     
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    I applied academic programs along both coasts, a total of 7 so far. I know that Michigan and Seattle have offered interviews already. Do you guys know anything about other programs? I truely feel nervous now because of lack of response from most programs.
    I wish I can match. Good luck to your guys, too.
     
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    Thanks. That makes sense.
     
  8. texas_ute

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    I would not get too worried about it yet- it looks like most programs are not going to be interviewing until January-February. According to UWashington-Seattle's web page, they have only started interviewing for their basic science track positions, they have not even opened applications for the 2 clinical spots yet!
     
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    Hey there,

    I'm a resident at UVA also applying for GI fellowships this year. I've applied to a # of programs, but only two of them were outside of the match. Those within the match are not offering interviews until December/January. I've gotten interviews at U Wash and U Miami. Washington has already made their selection (didn't include me, unfortunately) Miami, I was told, will be deciding this Monday. For the rest, don't worry, there's a long way to go.

     
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    I turned in the applications to Duke and OHSU yesterday. Now I am crossing the fingers and counting the days till Jan. Hopefully, we all can hear from most of the programs by then. Good luck and happy holidays!
     
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    Anybody can give a general ranking of the academic GI programs? Thanks.
     
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    Please comment:

    1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

    2. Cleveland Clinic

    3. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

    4. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

    5. UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

    6. University of Chicago Hospitals

    7. Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York

    8. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

    9. University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

    10. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston

    11. University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor

    12. Barnes - Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis

    13. Clarian Health Partners (IU and Methodist Hospitals), Indianapolis

    14. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    15. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    16. Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

    17. University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

    18. Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas

    19. Yale - New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

    20. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago

    21. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

    22. University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill

    23. University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital

    24. New York - Presbyterian Univ. Hosp. of Columbia and Cornell

    25. Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, Calif.

    26. Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville

    27. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison

    28. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

    29. University Hospitals of Cleveland

    30. Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle

    31. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

    32. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill.

    33. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia

    34. Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Fla.

    35. Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, Portland

    36. University of Colorado Hospital, Denver

    37. University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville

    38. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va.

    39. Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa.

    40. Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis

    41. Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Harvey, Ill.

    42. University Hospital, Cincinnati

    43. Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit

    44. William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich.

    45. Greater Baltimore Medical Center

    46. Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus

    47. Christ Hospital, Cincinnati

    48. Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio

    49. Wausau Hospital, Wis.

    50. Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, Ill.
     
  13. texas_ute

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    From what I understand, the US World News & Report rankings are based on things like hospital mortality rates, nurse/patient ratios, etc. This does not necessarily correlate well with the quality of training you are going to receive as a fellow- conferences, board reviews, #of procedures, etc., etc.
     
  14. tennisnr

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    You can use USNEWS and look at the reputation scores though.
     

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