Spot on. Very, very well put, much unlike many of the other reviews of BCM that I have seen on this forum in the past few months.It's a good school, residents are nice. I think the above poster was being a little too harsh. Their messy "divorce" from Methodist was over and in the past - their attendings are still great, you get a great county + private experience. It is still very well known, very highly respected, and good fellowships will be possible. You'll have a good chance if you're decently smart, but don't need top of your class for a US grad. They do take a small pinch of IMG's yearly, but rest assured, never the US-IMG / Caribbean type US rejects -- perhaps those who have finished training in other countries, are ridiculously published, + have stratospheric scores. If anything I'd consider working with people like that a a plus, given how much I think I'd learn from them.
Also, it seemed like the PD here would go to bat for you for the future. Very Vanderbilt-esque figure. A good program.
I also concur. I was very impressed with the quality of the residents, but was very unimpressed with the enthusiasm level of the housestaff- it was as if they were sending me psychic signals to stay away! The chairman was also a bit weird: not once during his 25 minute spiel did he make eye contact with any of us in the room! As for the competitiveness, I think if you are a competitive applicant (top third of class, Honors/HP medicine, strong LOR) you have a great chance to match there. Also, Houston is an AMAZING city, especially is you are an epicurean.Spot on. Very, very well put, much unlike many of the other reviews of BCM that I have seen on this forum in the past few months.