2011-2012 Psychiatry Interview/Match Thread (Invites, Reviews, etc)

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digitlnoise- I'm with you and would much prefer to live in an area surrounded by woods, bordering a beautiful lake, and my next neighbor being at the edges of shouting distance.

Unfortunately, you won't find strong psychiatry residencies there. The best psychiatry residencies give you the best clinical exposure and that's a reflection patient volume. If you're looking for programs with want well-rounded psychiatric training, you'll be looking at programs that have a great county hospital (so that you can deal with the underserved and some acute and undertreated pathology) and function as a tertiary care center (so you can see zebras in addition to horses). The odds of finding that in a riverside community clinic outside of Missoula are rare.

There are a few good programs in small towns (I really liked UVM), but they're relatively rare. And the few I looked at didn't have the variety and certainly the diversity of the top programs in bigger cities.

You might find you have to defer your dreams of living in the beautiful countryside to attend a really strong program. It's only four years. It might be worth keeping an open mind as you interview. I definitely looked at programs in cities I had no love for and am glad I did in retrospect.
 
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Nope, I can only share MY OWN experience, this is a forum where you can take it or leave it. I am a Philadelphian...the only factor that clearly distinguishes Philly is the lower cost of living and after visiting many other cities, I now know why the premium is less here. All of the cities you mentioned above also have accessible shopping, good places to eat...

One can dislike Philadelphia for many reasons, but food is not one of them.
 

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One can dislike Philadelphia for many reasons, but food is not one of them.

:thumbup:....thats one thing I couldn't ever dislike about Philadelphia. The food is probably in the top 5: trailing behind san fran, nyc, dallas. it seems like wherever there's diverse culture there's great food.
 
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digitlnoise- I'm with you and would much prefer to live in an area surrounded by woods, bordering a beautiful lake, and my next neighbor being at the edges of shouting distance.

Unfortunately, you won't find strong psychiatry residencies there. The best psychiatry residencies give you the best clinical exposure and that's a reflection patient volume. If you're looking for programs with want well-rounded psychiatric training, you'll be looking at programs that have a great county hospital (so that you can deal with the underserved and some acute and undertreated pathology) and function as a tertiary care center (so you can see zebras in addition to horses). The odds of finding that in a riverside community clinic outside of Missoula are rare.

There are a few good programs in small towns (I really liked UVM), but they're relatively rare. And the few I looked at didn't have the variety and certainly the diversity of the top programs in bigger cities.

You might find you have to defer your dreams of living in the beautiful countryside to attend a really strong program. It's only four years. It might be worth keeping an open mind as you interview. I definitely looked at programs in cities I had no love for and am glad I did in retrospect.

Definitely. Actually my top programs right now are in fairly large cities...but ones with more reasonable crime, traffic, and cost...

Some of the smaller programs do see a TON of pathology. U Iowa, for example is in a tiny city, but sees pretty much all the psych pathology in the whole state, and is a huge hospital and a top 25 research institution.
 

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Definitely. Actually my top programs right now are in fairly large cities...but ones with more reasonable crime, traffic, and cost...
Good strategy. And once you're done with your training, I'm sure rural locations will kill to have you. God knows there's the need.
Some of the smaller programs do see a TON of pathology. U Iowa, for example is in a tiny city, but sees pretty much all the psych pathology in the whole state, and is a huge hospital and a top 25 research institution.
I'm sure you get lots of volume, but it's diversity I'd be curious about. Iowa as a state is about 95% white. Iowa City itself is almost 90% white. While I'm sure you get great training, you'll walk away with less experience treating non-white patients than you will coming from a more urban program, which tend to have more exposure to racial diversity.

Again, it's all based on what you're after. If my ultimate career interests were to practice in Vermont, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to go to UVM. And you're right to keep your eyes open to gems like that, who have training that is very impressive given the size of the cities some of them are based in.
 
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I think Mayo might have gotten lost in quotation at some point, but I couldn't make sure if the post in which it showed up within this thread was actually referring to this year's application. If so, please add yourselves back!



Alabama
University of South Alabama: CTR 9/21

Arizona
Banner Good Samaritan: jecrunner 9/7, psychDO38 9/7, Cheesewoman 9/6, CTR 9/7
Maricopa: CTR 10/3, spamwidrice 10/18
Univeristy of Arizona/UPHK: psychDO38 9/16, thupper44 9/17, Cheesewoman 9/22, sciencbird 10/5, spamwidrice 10/27
University of Arizona: thupper44 9/20, psychDO38 9/20, CTR 9/22, cheesewoman 9/26, urban achiever 9/28, Sciencebird 9/28

California
Cedars-Sinai: Cheesewoman 9/22, LEdaddy 9/22
Loma Linda: PistolPete 10/13
San Mateo: LEdaddy 10/6
Stanford: MiddleRoad 11/8, samwise2 11/7
UC Davis: samwise2 9/21
UCLA-Harbor: psychphan 9/8, thupper44 9/15, samwise2 9/6
UCLA-Kern: Cheesewoman 9/21
UCLA-Semel: nononono 10/23, samwise2 10/18
UCSD: Sciencebird 10/3
USC: LEdaddy 9/26, spamwidrice 10/12
UCSF: MiddleRoad 9/30, samwise2 10/11, nononono 10/25

Colorado
UC- Denver: urban achiever 9/12, psychphan 9/13, thupper44 9/15, classof2011 9/19, samwise2 9/12

Connecticut
Yale: NoNoNoNo 9/12, belle54321 9/10, fae 9/19, LEdaddy 10/1, samwise2 9/12, splik 10/17, SmallBird 10/28, spaceboy 9/12
UConn: isles7 9/26, urban achiever 10/5
IoL/HH: SmallBird 10/4, spamwidrice 10/6, futuredro 10/7, belle 10/9, Swisych 10/4

District of Columbia
Georgetown: classof2011 9/23, spamwidrice 9/30
GWU: nononono 10/23

Florida
University of Florida: thupper44 9/19, canhasnaps 9/20, neopsych12 9/20 JabsterL 9/24
University of Miami: canhasnaps 9/19, anonymous 9/22, spamwidrice 10/19, JabsterL 11/10
University of South Florida: canhasnaps 10/13, psychphan 11/11

Georgia
Emory University: classof2011 9/7, JabsterL 9/7, phorensic 9/9, anonymous 9/19, neopsych12 9/20, samwise2 9/20, splik 11/08, SmallBird 11/08, spaceboy 11/8
Georgia Health Sciences Univ. (aka MCG): digitlnoize 9/12, urban achiever 9/12, FutureDrO 9/21, anonymous 9/21
Morehouse: thupper44 9/15

Hawaii
University of Hawaii: spamwidrice 10/9, Cheesewoman 10/10

Illinois
Northwestern: Nononono 9/20, classof2011 9/20
U Illinois - Chicago: NoNoNoNo 10/13, Pistolpete 10/31, spaceboy 10/31

Indiana
Indiana University: digitlnoize 9/7, pingouin 9/7

Iowa
U Iowa: digitlnoize 9/15, SmallBird 9/28

Kentucky
UK: pingouin 9/20, digitlnoize 9/20
U Louisville: digitlnoize 9/20, pingouin 9/22

Louisiana
LSU: canhasnaps 9/1, psychphan 9/8
Tulane: psychphan 9/13, canhasnaps 9/13, Urban Achiever 9/23, anonymous 9/27

Maine
Maine Medical Center: urban achiever 9/27

Maryland
UMaryland: classof2011 9/12, neopsych12 9/16, urban achiever 9/16, JabsterL 10/11
Johns Hopkins: canhasnaps 9/27, splik 10/05, samwise2 9/27

Massachusetts
Baystate: spamwidrice 10/12
Cambridge Health Alliance: Nononono 11/1, splik 11/10, samwise2 11/18
HSS: SmallBird 9/13, psychphan 9/13, thupper44 9/16, spamwidrice 9/29
Longwood: MiddleRoad 9/19, isles7 10/5, belle 10/5, samwise2 9/26
MGH/McLean: samwise2 10/17, MiddleRoad 10/24
Tufts: SmallBird 10/24
UMass: jecrunner 9/19

Michigan
Detroit Med Center/Wayne State-JabsterL 11/10
Henry Ford- Detroit: psychDO38 9/15
MSU: psychDO38 9/12
UMichigan: pingouin 9/19, thupper44 9/18

Minnesota
Mayo Clinic: spaceboy 11/02

Mississippi
University of Mississippi Medical Center: spaceboy 11/14

Missouri
University of Missouri-Columbia: digitlnoize 9/28, pingouin 9/27
Wash U in STL: pingouin 9/13, neopsych12 9/20, spamwidrice 10/5

Nebraska
Creighton - JabsterL 10/18

Nevada
UNSOM Reno- 10/5

New Hampshire
Dartmouth: samwise2 9/23, Swisych 9/23

New Jersey
UMDNJ/NJMS- Newark: shrinktobe 10/3, futuredro 10/4, SmallBird 10/14, belle 11/16
UMDNJ/RWJ- Cooper: anonymous 9/19, spamwidrice 9/28, futuredro 10/20
UMDNJ/RWJ-Piscataway: SmallBird 9/15, isles7 9/22, shrinktobe 10/3, spamwidrice 10/10, futuredro 10/3
Bergen Regional MC: Swisych 10/18

New Mexico
UNM: psychphan 9/13, CTR 10/4, urban achiever 10/6

New York
Albany Medical Center: raisa024 9/16, spamwidrice 10/3
Beth Israel: isles7 10/4
Columbia: NoNoNoNo 10/10, samwise2 10/5, belle 10/18
Cornell: NoNoNoNo 9/26, samwise2 9/26
Einstein: isles7 9/20, NoNoNoNo 9/26, belle 11/16
LIJ: isles7 10/11, spamwidrice 11/10
MSSM: splik 9/20, MiddleRoad 9/20, isles7 9/20, belle54321 9/20, NoNoNoNo, 9/26, classof2011 11/3, spaceboy 10/10
NYMC-Westchester: shrinktobe 10/3
NYU: ledaddy 9/14, Nononono 9/19, samwise2 9/27
St. Luke's-Roosevelt: isles7 9/26, SmallBird 9/26
Stony Brook: isles7 9/26, belle54321 9/26, spamwidrice 11/8
SUNY-Buffalo: spamwidrice 9/19
SUNY-Upstate: digitlnoize 9/15

North Carolina
Duke: canhasnaps 9/20, splik 9/20, classof2011 9/20, SmallBird 9/20, psychphan 9/21, belle54321 9/13, NoNoNoNo 9/?, samwise2 9/20
East Carolina: digitlnoize 9/13, FutureDrO 9/13, psychphan 9/13, anonymous 9/27
UNC/Chapel Hill: NoNoNoNo 9/19, pingouin 9/19, canhasnaps 9/19, neopsych12 9/19, psychphan 9/21, anonymous 9/19, belle54321 9/19, classof2011 9/28, spaceboy 11/02
Wake Forest: digitlnoize 9/7, canhasnaps 9/7, psychphan 9/8, FuturedrO 9/28, anonymous 9/28, CTR 11/11

Ohio
Cleveland Clinic: neopsych 9/23
Case Western: SmallBird 9/7, neopsych12 9/7, FutureDrO 9/14, Swisych 9/7, spamwidrice 10/28
Ohio State: jecrunner 9/8, pingouin 9/12, thupper44 9/15 , FutureDrO 9/20, digitlnoize 9/20
University of Cincinnati: Urban Achiever 9/28, pingouin 9/28

Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma - Tulsa: thupper44 9/15

Oregon
OHSU: psychphan 10/4, canhasnaps 10/4, urban achiever 10/3, sciencebird 10/7

Pennsylvania
Albert Einstein: belle54321 9/28, Swisych 10/11, futuredro 10/25
Alleghany General: psychphan 9/16, canhasnaps 9/16
Penn State (Hershey): SmallBird 10/18, digitlnoize 11/2
Thomas Jeff: classof2011 9/20, isles7 9/20, urban achiever 9/20, belle54321 9/20, anonymous 9/16, pistolpete 11/11
UPenn: anonymous 9/28, NoNoNoNo 10/19
WPIC/Pitt: splik 10/05, samwise2 10/3, psychphan 10/29, canhasnaps 11/04
Temple: belle 11/15

Rhode Island
Brown: belle 10/13, Swisych 10/17, spaceboy 10/13

South Carolina
MUSC: digitlnoize 9/13, canhasnaps 9/13 psychphan 9/16
USC-Palmetto: canhasnaps 9/16, FutureDrO 9/16, psychphan 9/16, digitlnoize 9/16, CTR 9/16

Tennessee
Meharry: TaiMD 9/14
University of Tennessee: CTR 10/11
Vanderbilt: digitlnoize 9/20, pingouin 9/26, SmallBird 9/29

Texas
A&M- Scott and White: Cheesewoman 9/21, psychDO38 9/21
Baylor: thupper44 9/22, Cheesewoman 10/7
JPS-Fort Worth: psychDO38 9/12, CTR 9/8, Sciencebird 10/11
Texas Tech - Lubbock: CTR 10/10
UTHSC- San Antonio: psychDO38 9/22, sciencebird 9/26
UT Houston: Cheesewoman 9/22, thupper44 9/22
UTMB-Galveston: psychDO38 9/13, phorensic 9/13, CTR 9/13, anonymous 9/19
UTSW- Austin: psychDO38 9/23, Cheesewoman 9/23, Urban Achiever 9/28, sciencebird 10/5
UTSW- Dallas: anonymous 9/20, classof2011 10/5

Vermont
University of Vermont: digitlnoize 9/28, samwise2 9/28

Virginia
University of Virginia: digitlnoize 9/14, FutureDrO 9/14, psychphan 9/16, CTR 10/12
Virginia Commonwealth: digitlnoize 9/8, futuredro 10/15, CTR 11/2
Virginia Tech/Carilion Clinic (Roanoke): digitlnoize 10/8, CTR 10/11

Washington
University of Washington: MiddleRoad 9/20, canhasnaps 9/27, NoNoNoNo 9/?, samwise2 9/13, sciencebird 9/29, splik 11/19

West Virginia
WVU: digitlnoize 10/10, JabsterL 10/27

Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin: digitlnoize 10/17, smallbird 10/17, pistolpete 10/25
University of Wisconsin: urban achiever 9/15

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Alabama
University of South Alabama: CTR 9/21

Arizona
Banner Good Samaritan: jecrunner 9/7, psychDO38 9/7, Cheesewoman 9/6, CTR 9/7
Maricopa: CTR 10/3, spamwidrice 10/18
Univeristy of Arizona/UPHK: psychDO38 9/16, thupper44 9/17, Cheesewoman 9/22, sciencbird 10/5, spamwidrice 10/27
University of Arizona: thupper44 9/20, psychDO38 9/20, CTR 9/22, cheesewoman 9/26, urban achiever 9/28, Sciencebird 9/28

California
Cedars-Sinai: Cheesewoman 9/22, LEdaddy 9/22
Loma Linda: PistolPete 10/13
San Mateo: LEdaddy 10/6
Stanford: MiddleRoad 11/8, samwise2 11/7
UC Davis: samwise2 9/21
UCLA-Harbor: psychphan 9/8, thupper44 9/15, samwise2 9/6
UCLA-Kern: Cheesewoman 9/21
UCLA-Semel: nononono 10/23, samwise2 10/18
UCSD: Sciencebird 10/3
USC: LEdaddy 9/26, spamwidrice 10/12
UCSF: MiddleRoad 9/30, samwise2 10/11, nononono 10/25

Colorado
UC- Denver: urban achiever 9/12, psychphan 9/13, thupper44 9/15, classof2011 9/19, samwise2 9/12

Connecticut
Yale: NoNoNoNo 9/12, belle54321 9/10, fae 9/19, LEdaddy 10/1, samwise2 9/12, splik 10/17, SmallBird 10/28, spaceboy 9/12
UConn: isles7 9/26, urban achiever 10/5
IoL/HH: SmallBird 10/4, spamwidrice 10/6, futuredro 10/7, belle 10/9, Swisych 10/4

District of Columbia
Georgetown: classof2011 9/23, spamwidrice 9/30
GWU: nononono 10/23

Florida
University of Florida: thupper44 9/19, canhasnaps 9/20, neopsych12 9/20 JabsterL 9/24
University of Miami: canhasnaps 9/19, anonymous 9/22, spamwidrice 10/19, JabsterL 11/10
University of South Florida: canhasnaps 10/13, psychphan 11/11

Georgia
Emory University: classof2011 9/7, JabsterL 9/7, phorensic 9/9, anonymous 9/19, neopsych12 9/20, samwise2 9/20, splik 11/08, SmallBird 11/08, spaceboy 11/8
Georgia Health Sciences Univ. (aka MCG): digitlnoize 9/12, urban achiever 9/12, FutureDrO 9/21, anonymous 9/21
Morehouse: thupper44 9/15

Hawaii
University of Hawaii: spamwidrice 10/9, Cheesewoman 10/10

Illinois
Northwestern: Nononono 9/20, classof2011 9/20
U Illinois - Chicago: NoNoNoNo 10/13, Pistolpete 10/31, spaceboy 10/31

Indiana
Indiana University: digitlnoize 9/7, pingouin 9/7

Iowa
U Iowa: digitlnoize 9/15, SmallBird 9/28

Kentucky
UK: pingouin 9/20, digitlnoize 9/20
U Louisville: digitlnoize 9/20, pingouin 9/22

Louisiana
LSU: canhasnaps 9/1, psychphan 9/8
Tulane: psychphan 9/13, canhasnaps 9/13, Urban Achiever 9/23, anonymous 9/27

Maine
Maine Medical Center: urban achiever 9/27

Maryland
UMaryland: classof2011 9/12, neopsych12 9/16, urban achiever 9/16, JabsterL 10/11
Johns Hopkins: canhasnaps 9/27, splik 10/05, samwise2 9/27

Massachusetts
Baystate: spamwidrice 10/12
Cambridge Health Alliance: Nononono 11/1, splik 11/10, samwise2 11/18
HSS: SmallBird 9/13, psychphan 9/13, thupper44 9/16, spamwidrice 9/29
Longwood: MiddleRoad 9/19, isles7 10/5, belle 10/5, samwise2 9/26
MGH/McLean: samwise2 10/17, MiddleRoad 10/24
Tufts: SmallBird 10/24
UMass: jecrunner 9/19

Michigan
Detroit Med Center/Wayne State-JabsterL 11/10
Henry Ford- Detroit: psychDO38 9/15
MSU: psychDO38 9/12
UMichigan: pingouin 9/19, thupper44 9/18

Minnesota
Mayo Clinic: spaceboy 11/02

Mississippi
University of Mississippi Medical Center: spaceboy 11/14

Missouri
University of Missouri-Columbia: digitlnoize 9/28, pingouin 9/27
Wash U in STL: pingouin 9/13, neopsych12 9/20, spamwidrice 10/5

Nebraska
Creighton - JabsterL 10/18

Nevada
UNSOM Reno- 10/5

New Hampshire
Dartmouth: samwise2 9/23, Swisych 9/23

New Jersey
UMDNJ/NJMS- Newark: shrinktobe 10/3, futuredro 10/4, SmallBird 10/14, belle 11/16
UMDNJ/RWJ- Cooper: anonymous 9/19, spamwidrice 9/28, futuredro 10/20
UMDNJ/RWJ-Piscataway: SmallBird 9/15, isles7 9/22, shrinktobe 10/3, spamwidrice 10/10, futuredro 10/3
Bergen Regional MC: Swisych 10/18

New Mexico
UNM: psychphan 9/13, CTR 10/4, urban achiever 10/6

New York
Albany Medical Center: raisa024 9/16, spamwidrice 10/3
Beth Israel: isles7 10/4
Columbia: NoNoNoNo 10/10, samwise2 10/5, belle 10/18
Cornell: NoNoNoNo 9/26, samwise2 9/26
Einstein: isles7 9/20, NoNoNoNo 9/26, belle 11/16
LIJ: isles7 10/11, spamwidrice 11/10
MSSM: splik 9/20, MiddleRoad 9/20, isles7 9/20, belle54321 9/20, NoNoNoNo, 9/26, classof2011 11/3, spaceboy 10/10
NYMC-Westchester: shrinktobe 10/3
NYU: ledaddy 9/14, Nononono 9/19, samwise2 9/27
St. Luke's-Roosevelt: isles7 9/26, SmallBird 9/26
Stony Brook: isles7 9/26, belle54321 9/26, spamwidrice 11/8
SUNY-Buffalo: spamwidrice 9/19
SUNY-Downstate: JabsterL 12/7
SUNY-Upstate: digitlnoize 9/15

North Carolina
Duke: canhasnaps 9/20, splik 9/20, classof2011 9/20, SmallBird 9/20, psychphan 9/21, belle54321 9/13, NoNoNoNo 9/?, samwise2 9/20
East Carolina: digitlnoize 9/13, FutureDrO 9/13, psychphan 9/13, anonymous 9/27
UNC/Chapel Hill: NoNoNoNo 9/19, pingouin 9/19, canhasnaps 9/19, neopsych12 9/19, psychphan 9/21, anonymous 9/19, belle54321 9/19, classof2011 9/28, spaceboy 11/02
Wake Forest: digitlnoize 9/7, canhasnaps 9/7, psychphan 9/8, FuturedrO 9/28, anonymous 9/28, CTR 11/11

Ohio
Cleveland Clinic: neopsych 9/23
Case Western: SmallBird 9/7, neopsych12 9/7, FutureDrO 9/14, Swisych 9/7, spamwidrice 10/28
Ohio State: jecrunner 9/8, pingouin 9/12, thupper44 9/15 , FutureDrO 9/20, digitlnoize 9/20
University of Cincinnati: Urban Achiever 9/28, pingouin 9/28

Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma - Tulsa: thupper44 9/15

Oregon
OHSU: psychphan 10/4, canhasnaps 10/4, urban achiever 10/3, sciencebird 10/7

Pennsylvania
Albert Einstein: belle54321 9/28, Swisych 10/11, futuredro 10/25
Alleghany General: psychphan 9/16, canhasnaps 9/16
Penn State (Hershey): SmallBird 10/18, digitlnoize 11/2
Thomas Jeff: classof2011 9/20, isles7 9/20, urban achiever 9/20, belle54321 9/20, anonymous 9/16, pistolpete 11/11
UPenn: anonymous 9/28, NoNoNoNo 10/19
WPIC/Pitt: splik 10/05, samwise2 10/3, psychphan 10/29, canhasnaps 11/04
Temple: belle 11/15

Rhode Island
Brown: belle 10/13, Swisych 10/17, spaceboy 10/13

South Carolina
MUSC: digitlnoize 9/13, canhasnaps 9/13 psychphan 9/16
USC-Palmetto: canhasnaps 9/16, FutureDrO 9/16, psychphan 9/16, digitlnoize 9/16, CTR 9/16

Tennessee
Meharry: TaiMD 9/14
University of Tennessee: CTR 10/11
Vanderbilt: digitlnoize 9/20, pingouin 9/26, SmallBird 9/29

Texas
A&M- Scott and White: Cheesewoman 9/21, psychDO38 9/21
Baylor: thupper44 9/22, Cheesewoman 10/7
JPS-Fort Worth: psychDO38 9/12, CTR 9/8, Sciencebird 10/11
Texas Tech - Lubbock: CTR 10/10
UTHSC- San Antonio: psychDO38 9/22, sciencebird 9/26
UT Houston: Cheesewoman 9/22, thupper44 9/22
UTMB-Galveston: psychDO38 9/13, phorensic 9/13, CTR 9/13, anonymous 9/19
UTSW- Austin: psychDO38 9/23, Cheesewoman 9/23, Urban Achiever 9/28, sciencebird 10/5
UTSW- Dallas: anonymous 9/20, classof2011 10/5

Vermont
University of Vermont: digitlnoize 9/28, samwise2 9/28

Virginia
University of Virginia: digitlnoize 9/14, FutureDrO 9/14, psychphan 9/16, CTR 10/12
Virginia Commonwealth: digitlnoize 9/8, futuredro 10/15, CTR 11/2
Virginia Tech/Carilion Clinic (Roanoke): digitlnoize 10/8, CTR 10/11

Washington
University of Washington: MiddleRoad 9/20, canhasnaps 9/27, NoNoNoNo 9/?, samwise2 9/13, sciencebird 9/29, splik 11/19

West Virginia
WVU: digitlnoize 10/10, JabsterL 10/27

Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin: digitlnoize 10/17, smallbird 10/17, pistolpete 10/25
University of Wisconsin: urban achiever 9/15

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I had roughly 25-30 psyc interviews (american student who went to the carribbean) and just wanted to provide a couple of reviews and complaints :)

Scores were low 90s. Clinical grades all As.

1) Emory University - take out 1 or 2 of the faculty, and most of them were complete pompous a-holes. Questions I had asked other programs (in the same fashion) struck a major cord with faculty and they took "offense" that I would even dare ask a question like "what do you think a common weakness is amongst residents....faculty....program..." etc. Residents seemed great for the most part - but I honestly couldn't imagine working with the faculty (referring to main emory campus faculty, not doctors at various sites)

2) Kansas University Medical Center - EXCELLENT group of residents, probably the best I encountered. Very team oriented. Residents stayed later to help the person on call so they weren't burdened right off the bat, 3 residents would come in at a time if someone was sick for call - to finish any work that needed to be done. Awesome. Faculty was nice overall.

3) Georgetown - Great associate chair. One of the faculty members kept going on about the fact that I should email her if I really wanted to go there and she would "get back to me and do what she could" - so I sent an email, and never so much as got a reply. Campus is amazing. There's literally a bar 50 feet from the hospital (on campus, lol)

4) University at Buffalo - Out of everywhere I interviewed, this place truly surprised me. Definitely the best program I interviewed at (between Emory, Georgetown, Kansas, Nebraska, Case Western, etc etc). Faculty are superb - very open to anything residents bring up and quick to implement any changes that will be beneficial to the group and to future resdients. No weekends!! Residents were fantastic. Buffalo is actually the second largest city in NY, which was a little surprising. A lot of the people who interviewed with me also said they were highly impressed with UB - just wished it wasn't in Buffalo. If you're not afraid of the cold - this is probably one of the best programs out there imo.

Programs as a whole - Highly disappointed with a number of programs. A LOT never so much as sent out "we're sorry, we get like so many totally cool applicants that we just didn't have enough rad room for you dude." I see this as highly unprofessional as I paid to apply to these programs - they could at least acknowledge me.

Anyone know if there's a way to get a refund for programs that don't reply to you in anyway? I'm serious, I think this is an issue that needs to be addressed.
 

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Good luck, let us know how that goes!


You know what though? What's funny about this "game" is that the programs I've received either a flat out rejection from or a more passive response (not hearing from them at all) were those I probably wouldn't have loved anyways. And the even funnier part is that this is only partially due to how competitive/selective they are....(ex. I didn't hear back from GWU, wth??....I went in thinking that would be a "safety")...:laugh: Ah well, I aint mad at it. I feel like the program directors know better than we do whether its worth interviewing an applicant for better or for worse.
 

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Programs as a whole - Highly disappointed with a number of programs. A LOT never so much as sent out "we're sorry, we get like so many totally cool applicants that we just didn't have enough rad room for you dude." I see this as highly unprofessional as I paid to apply to these programs - they could at least acknowledge me.

Anyone know if there's a way to get a refund for programs that don't reply to you in anyway? I'm serious, I think this is an issue that needs to be addressed.

I never heard from UCSD, OHSU, or Hopkins, but I got rejected twice by UPenn. So, it all evens out.... :laugh:

I sort of think it is rude for the programs not to send something out once the decision has been made not to interview someone.

On the other hand, how much would it really change things to get the rejection email? As February rolls around without an interview invite, I'm sort of putting two and two together that the programs aren't interested. Their loss obviously :p
 

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You know what though? What's funny about this "game" is that the programs I've received either a flat out rejection from or a more passive response (not hearing from them at all) were those I probably wouldn't have loved anyways. And the even funnier part is that this is only partially due to how competitive/selective they are....(ex. I didn't hear back from GWU, wth??....I went in thinking that would be a "safety")...:laugh: Ah well, I aint mad at it. I feel like the program directors know better than we do whether its worth interviewing an applicant for better or for worse.

I'm envious. I got flat out rejected by a few of my top choices.

Complete silence was more evenly distributed throughout my list, including what I thought would be my ultimate safety school....
 

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You know what though? What's funny about this "game" is that the programs I've received either a flat out rejection from or a more passive response (not hearing from them at all) were those I probably wouldn't have loved anyways. And the even funnier part is that this is only partially due to how competitive/selective they are....(ex. I didn't hear back from GWU, wth??....I went in thinking that would be a "safety")...:laugh: Ah well, I aint mad at it. I feel like the program directors know better than we do whether its worth interviewing an applicant for better or for worse.

:thumbup: The funniest thing is I got rejected from ALL of my "safety" options and got interviews from almost all of my top choices!
 
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On the other hand, how much would it really change things to get the rejection email?

You're right, it wouldn't change anything.

It would just be polite to acknowledge applicants' efforts is all. Sending out a mass email every so often to rejected people doesn't seem overly burdensome to me.

But I accept that this is the way it is. And I implore others to join me in my disconsolate attitude (I'm looking at you MedLover!). This whole process does not sound dissimilar to applying to medical school. You just gotta take it.
 

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I'm envious. I got flat out rejected by a few of my top choices.

Yeah, so did I.....rejected from my PRE-Interview top choices....but when I got to taste a program that was supposedly similar to many of my (then) top choices, I realized I probably wouldn't fit in at those places I got rejections from...

It all balances itself out in the end, and my do we know now how our TOP choices can change after interviews..

Damn Splik, 3 times from Penn??? haha, I'm with Saluki, I got 2 times...Definitely a mistake that should NEVER happen in this game. I'd much rather them give me the silent treatment than to screw that one up! smh...I can't claim I was particularly interested in Penn, but my respect (for the administration at least) plummeted thereafter. And it became even more concerning when it felt like the hand behind the deed was considering NOT sending out a formal sorry email (I was actually waiting for it, like wth?? is this the best they can do??)

Whatever.....I'm very very happy with my lineup and my first choice was a program I added on later in the season. None of this will ever make any sense.
 

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my first choice was a program I added on later in the season. None of this will ever make any sense.

Same here - added my now first choice a month later having never heard of the place and when i did apply i never thought they would give me an interview - when I got the email I kept expecting them to rescind it and say 'sorry we've made a mistake'!
 

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Penn loved me enough to reject me three times! I win! :D

I also got rejected from way more of my "safety" choices, rather than my top programs, which I guess is a lucky way for things to go. In my prematch correspondence to Penn, somebody emailed me and said "We don't like taking IMG's at our program", so I didn't even bother...
 

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I think this whole process is a total crap shoot.

I just met a guy who interviewed at a program last year, and it seemed he loved the program and the program loved him. He wound up not matching that year, but the program stayed in touch with him afterward and was encouraging about the following year...

So, this year, the guy reapplies...and doesn't hear anything. Until a week or two ago, when they said, "oh! we just found your application! If we'd known it was here, we totally would've invited you a while ago, but wanna come, like, now." (I am paraphrasing here, but you get the idea).

Programs are getting 600-800 apps. There's going to be some amount of randomness and crack-falling in the process.

I applied to ~30 places, expected 5 interviews if I was lucky. Wound up blessed with ~20 or so. Had to turn a bunch down. Went on WAY too many, but LOVED soooo many programs. I think psych is blessed with a plethora of great, great programs. I would be happy to match at pretty much any of my top 10 places.

I also didn't hear a peep from a few places I applied. A few were nice enough to send me a rejection. Still, I thought communication, and the process in general, was a HUGE improvement over med school apps.
 

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I also didn't hear a peep from a few places I applied. A few were nice enough to send me a rejection. Still, I thought communication, and the process in general, was a HUGE improvement over med school apps.

Uh, yeah. I got a rejection letter from Drexel two months after I had already started my M1 year elsewhere. Uh, thanks, dudes. Pretty sure that once March rolled around without an invite I'd already gotten that message loud and clear...
 

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Uh, yeah. I got a rejection letter from Drexel two months after I had already started my M1 year elsewhere. Uh, thanks, dudes. Pretty sure that once March rolled around without an invite I'd already gotten that message loud and clear...
When I got rejected from Drexel they sent me a brochure from their Podiatry school and recommended i apply.

No lie. Not only did they reject me, but they also indicated they didn't think I'd have a shot anywhere else. Classy....
 

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When I got rejected from Drexel they sent me a brochure from their Podiatry school and recommended i apply.

No lie. Not only did they reject me, but they also indicated they didn't think I'd have a shot anywhere else. Classy....

HAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG! so foul and discouraging, WOW! what do you say to that one....Im so proud of you notdeadyet! and here you are, MAKING IT happen!
 

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When I got rejected from Drexel they sent me a brochure from their Podiatry school and recommended i apply.

No lie. Not only did they reject me, but they also indicated they didn't think I'd have a shot anywhere else. Classy....
Now that you mention it, that does sound vaguely familiar.

I *know* that I got at least one brochure from a school that rejected me recommending I apply to their post-baccalaureate program.

Since I was already accepted at two very good medical schools, either of which I'd be happy at, I just threw that in the vertical file.
 

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When I got rejected from Drexel they sent me a brochure from their Podiatry school and recommended i apply.

No lie. Not only did they reject me, but they also indicated they didn't think I'd have a shot anywhere else. Classy....

That's OK.... For a couple years after starting medical school, I was still getting mailings from Johns Hopkins recruiting me for their post-baccalaureate nursing program.

Apparently, they didn't think I was graduate school material at all:smuggrin:
 

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One of my best buddies from medical school applied four times to medical school before he was admitted. He's now at a top residency program for a very competitive specialty.

I think the message is all the same and is probably worthwhile to remember for those of you applying to residency: Whether you're talking about medical school admissions or residency program selection, all it takes is one. After that, it's all a matter of hard work and ambition to get what you want out of life. The limits are determined by what you set for yourself.

Once again, best of luck to those applying. Regardless of outcome, it's just the beginning....
 

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Bump. Very helpful info.

Thanks. I updated all the review links in the first post of the thread for you guys, so you don't have to sort through the whole thread to find each program.

I highly recommend we follow this format each year...it just makes life easier...just nominate someone active on the board from your class to keep up with it (or try to).

I'll be adding a few more of my own reviews that I just realized I never posted soon as well...I've been saying this for a year now, but give me a few more days...
 
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In honor of ERAS opening today, I'd like to start a thread where we applicants can put all of our match talk.

Later in the season, as people post interview reviews for programs I'll index those and put the links here too. For the interview review format, see last year's thread:

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=775229&highlight=interview

Pingouin has volunteered to take anonymous PM's if you don't feel like sharing with your screen name. You can PM Pingouin here:

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/private.php?do=newpm&u=66491

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Interview Review List

California
UCLA-Semel: Review 1 Review2
UCSF: Review 1 Review2 Review3
UCSF-Fresno: Review 1
UCLA-Harbor: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3 Review 4
UC Davis: Review 1
UCLA-NPI: Review 1
USC-LAC: Review 1 Review 2
UCSD: Review 1


Colorado
U Colorado: Review 1 Review 2

Conn.
Yale: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3 Review 4 Review 5

District of Columbia
Georgetown: Review 1

Florida
University of Florida: Review 1
USF: Review 1

Georgia
Emory: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3

Idaho
UW-Boise: Review 1

Illinois
Northwestern: Review 1
U Chicago: Review 1 Review 2
Rush: Review 1
UIC: Review 1

Indiana
U Indiana: Review 1

Louisiana
LSU New Orleans: Review 1
LSU-Oschner: Review 1
Tulane: Review 1

Maine
Maine Medical Center: Review 1

Maryland
Hopkins: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3 Review 4
U Maryland: Review 1

Mass.
Harvard Longwood: Review 1 Review 2
Cambridge Health Alliance: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
MGH-McLean: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
UMass: Review 1
Harvard South Shore: Review 1

Michigan
U Michigan: Review 1
Wright State: Review 1

Minnesota
U Minn.: Review 1
Hannepin: Review 1

New Mexico:
UNM: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3

New York
NYU: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
SUNY-Upstate: Review 1 Review 2
Mt. Sinai: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3 Review 4
Cornell: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
Columbia: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
Einstein: Review 1
St. Luke's-Roosevelt: Review 1
Beth Israel: Review 1

North Carolina
Duke: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3 Review 4 Review 4
UNC: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
Wake Forest: Review 1 Review 2

Ohio
Cleveland Clinic: Review 1
Case Western: Review 1 Review 2

Oregon
OHSU: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3

Pennsylvania
Albert Einstein: Review 1
WPIC: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3 Review 4
Penn: Review 1
Drexel: Review 1

Rhode Island
Brown: Review 1 Review 2

South Carolina
USC-Palmetto: Review 1 Review 2
MUSC: Review 1

Tennessee
Vanderbilt: Review 1

Utah
U Utah: Review 1

Virginia
VCU: Review 1
UVA: Review 1 Review 2

Washington State
UW-Seattle: Review 1 Review 2 Review 3

Wisconsin:
UW: Review 1
MCW: Review 1

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