SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) hey peeps...this originated in a pm exchange I had, but I thought it would be fair to let everyone make an informed decision... I interviewed at UPMC Mercy. I thought the PD there is a d-bag and the PC (who for some reason gave the hospital tour) is definitely off (strange, overinclusive, tangential, and neurotic). Of the 8 TYs and 15+ rads I have been on so far, it was the only tour given by a PC. I heard from a close friend who also interviewed there that the PD threw a PM&R applicant out of the interview day because he didn't like her body language (she was reading the information pamphlet instead of maintaining eye contact) during the program overview!! The other applicants present thought it was a joke at first. When they realized otherwise, they thought it was totally unwarranted and were afraid they too would be thrown out of the interview day for frivolous reasons. The PD definitely seemed narcissistic during my interview as well, stating multiple times his various appointments there (VP, chief, PD, etc.) and how mercy is by far the best UPMC program. He even said to me that some of the interviewees "do not have a prayer of matching here." I was just thinking...then why bother interview them? I brought this up very subtly to some of the residents during lunch and they said that he is always like that and that the PD has told them that he hates talking to people or interacting socially! My friend that was there on the day of the incident said the residents told him not to worry as there is very little contact with the PD while a TY there! Hard to believe a TY does not have much contact with the program director of the TY. To be honest, I had heard negative things about mercy from people I trust before the interview, but did not totally believe it since they offer good electives and was anticipating they would be close to the top. But after going there, I wonder if I will rank them at all!