I am writing this thread as a concerned collegue and a person looking out for my fellow residents and prospective applicants looking to go in the field of anesthesiology and specifically anesthesia at the U. of M. From 1st hand experience the program has a lot of advantages, great cases, solid schedule and good fellowship opportunites once you finish residency. However, this year the program heads have fired 3 CA-1s after 5 months and are in the process of possibly firing a CA3 resident who has one month to go in residency. The CA3 had a job lined up and was all set to go, then suddenly the clinical compentency comittee wanted to review his record. Resident had some minor incidents throughout the year, but mainly a personality issue with many attendings who did not like him. Program looks great when you interview, all smiles, but when they call in a CA3 resident a month before graduation and tell him that he may have to repeat his CA3 year or possible get kicked out it makes you think twice. The morale of the program is low, the adminstration does there thing behind doors and then reports to us that we are all fine as we see are class size dwindle one by one.