Has anyone interviewed at APCH in Orlando. I really liked the program but was wondering what others thought in terms of how strongly the program is perceived in the region and around the country--its listed as a community program.
I interviewed there but for med-peds so it's a bit different. Overall the entire program and hospital is going through a lot of change. The change in my view is all very good and heading in the direction to make it a very strong program, its just not there yet. Yes it is a community based program so it misses some of the university perks such as subspecialist. It does have a good NICU. The new hospital to be opened in the next year will be amazing. It will be in the top 3 largest NICUs. And I can't recall the exact number of deliveries per year but its was some ungodly amount, which was really surprising to me for the Orlando area.
I don't recall all of the specifics but I believe the chair or program director was changing. I atleast know this is true for the IM chairman and the med-peds PD and I believe someone else was also changing on the peds side. The impression I got was that somebody new was hired that some of the older faculty didn't like so they were leaving. Otherwise the changes were based around faculty. They are really trying to search out some good subspecialists. I was just told specifically by the residents that the program was considered transitional bc of the changes. But again I'm med-peds and I do believe the changes were all for the good. One of the residents said that the changes they are trying to make are to make it more like a university setting rather than community based.