heartdoc said:There hasn't been much talk on this forum about Duke so I was just wondering what people thought about the program. Any drawbacks other than location? Anyone planning to rank them highly?
Kerropi said:Duke is a very strong program. I interviewed there and was very impressed with the PD (yay, a female at a strong academic institution), and the residents were diverse and nice. Funny, approachable chairman. Fellowships anywhere you want to go. However, I felt like a lot of the time I was there, everyone was trying to dispel the "malignant" myth which was interesting-- even if I didn't ask about it. And >50% of residents go into cardiology, which to me is a drawback because I'm all about diversity. On my tour and visit to rounds, I did feel like the residents were definitely more hardcore than many of the programs I visited. Hm... drawbacks-- not so sure about their compliance with 80 hours, and also I had some concerns about the patient population (not enough diversity, or as someone I talked to said, underserved). It's in my top 3 right now, but that may drop. To each his/her own.