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Any thoughts on UCSD Residency?

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by tranman, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. tranman

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    I was looking around for any updated information on UCSD and couldn't find much. Can anyone comment on the program?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. coprolalia

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    Yeah, if you are even remotely in serious consideration for any of the California programs, especially this one, consider yourself lucky. Very lucky.

    -copro
     
  4. Bruingirl6

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    I'm a surgery resident there, so I can't comment directly on the program. They all seem ridiculously happy though.
     
  5. error404

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    They are ridiculously happy. Academically sound and stable. All paper charting like most of the CA schools (Irvine and UCSF have AIMS at this point.) Self-supported residency (if you miss a day, one of your friends has to cover for you.) Beautiful area.

    Very light-hearted, jovial atmosphere-- but also very boys-club. Expect cussing in the break room, trash on the couch, ect. If you can't deal with a program that has only 3 chicks, and jokes about how those chicks are forced to watch football on their call nights, its probably not the right place for you.

    And no, not everyone's a surfer-- but it helps. :)
     
  6. overthebars

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    From what I saw:

    Good:
    -Ridiculously happy, funny & smart residents
    -Very good at what they do
    -Amazing faculty, full of characters (Behumoff, Greenberg, Patel...etc)
    -Good mix of cases
    -Must learn to surf
    -San Diego

    Downside:
    - Some residents seemed unhappy about logistics of the peds months
    - Must learn to surf
     
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    Surfing is one of my hobbies, so it's an upside for me. Thanks for the rest of the info.
     
  8. Dejavu

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    As I sit writing from Minnesota (-22 last night), all I can say is..

    Dude, you get to live in southern California. Nothing more need be said.:laugh:
     

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