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  1. Krokus9

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    Its been quiet around here lately...About a month (and change) to go till match. How is everybody doing?
     
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    So, going back and forth on my rank list. What would you do? - U. Michigan, Yale, Vanderbilt...no preference for location.

    HELP! :)
     
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    1. Michigan
    2. Yale
    3. Vanderbilt

    This is only my opinion. All are great but Michigan is considered a top tier GI and Medicine program for that matter. Yale has an "old school" name, but I don't think their GI is as strong as their reputation claims it to be. Heard Vanderbilt is good, but their Hepatology isn't as strong as the other 2.

    Good luck
     
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    Please help rank programs without taking reputation and previous rankings in consideration (i.e. Harvard and Hopkins are always considered #1 and 2).

    I have no preference for location, no kids, not married.

    Stanford, Michigan, Wash U, Hopkins, MGH, UCLA, Southwestern, Oregon, Northwestern, Univ Florida, Univ Virginia, Pitt
     
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    So GIJoes, I'll return the favor. I would say...
    Hopkins
    MGH
    UCLA
    Michigan
    Pitt
    Wash U./Stanford/Northwestern/Oregon
    Florida/Virginia/Southwestern

    Boston has a little bit more to offer as a city than Baltimore, though Baltimore's image has changed over the years. It depends on how interested in basic science you are as MGH is a very research oriented place and the GI fellowships are often extended an extra year to accommodate the research. UCLA is truly a top-notch program and has the benefit of being in LA, but with that comes significant cost of living that is difficult to afford with fellow salaries. Michigan and Pitt are both phenomenal programs in their own right and both have a good balance of the different GI specialties. The others are all great programs, but I feel less able to distinguish between them.

    For academic prestige (CV booster):
    Hopkins
    MGH
    UCLA
    Michigan

    I'm single and want to date (i.e. desirable cities, lots to do):
    MGH
    UCLA
    Northwestern
    Southwestern (tons of people in TX)

    For low-cost of living:
    Pittsburgh
    U. Florida
    Southwestern
    Virginia

    I love the outdoors:
    Oregon
    Michigan

    I'm going into private practice:
    "I'D NEVER CONSIDER PRIVATE PRACTICE AS ACADEMICS IS THE ONLY THING THAT FULFILLS ME" :D
     
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    So, I sent off my "you're my first choice" e-mail today. I feel a bit nauseous...:barf:
     
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    So I have another question...what are the "must have" books for GI fellows? I don't want to be that fellow.
     
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    Basic scienice training:
    1. MGH
    2. Hopkins
    3. The main UCLA campus program (NOT the other UCLA-affiliated programs)
    4. Pitt
    5. Michigan
    and the rest programs are not that strong..

    Clinical Research training:
    1. Hopkins
    2. Pitt/UCLA
    3. Michigan
    4. MGH
    5. Wash U
    and the rest programs..

    Clinical training:
    1. Pitt
    2. Wash U
    3. Southwestern
    4. Northwestern
    5. UCLA
    6. Michigan
    7. MGH
    8. Stanford

    Low cost of living:
    1. Pitt
    2. Southwestern
    3. Michigan
     
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