LadyBlueMD

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I am interested in going into Allergy & Immunolgy and I cannot decide between the following IM programs.
Olive View (aka San Fernando Valley-UCLA) vs Scripps Green

I know that they are two very different programs however, I find them both appealing. What I want to know is that which one would make me a more competitive applicant for A&I fellowships?

If anyone is familiar with these two programs and knows what their reputation is in the academic world, I would appreciate your feedback.

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how about some place with an allergy fellowship. i don't think olive view or scripps has one in place so it is really a wash. oliveview does have that ucla affiliation so it might be easier to get involved in some a & i research during residency. research is pretty much key to landing a competitive residency. good luck.

LadyBlueMD said:
I am interested in going into Allergy & Immunolgy and I cannot decide between the following IM programs.
Olive View (aka San Fernando Valley-UCLA) vs Scripps Green

I know that they are two very different programs however, I find them both appealing. What I want to know is that which one would make me a more competitive applicant for A&I fellowships?

If anyone is familiar with these two programs and knows what their reputation is in the academic world, I would appreciate your feedback.

Thanks
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Sounds like you're interested in SoCal programs. What about programs inbetween SD and LA? I was interested in UCI for this one reason. I heard that they take their own residents for fellowship and they actually offer Allergy. Or, how about USC? :idea:
 
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Thanks for your advice. I already know that I need research experience to get any fellowship, hence one of my reasons for confusion. OVH has UCLA ties while Scripps-Green has the Scripps Research Institute. So if I get a publication at either one I think it would look good on my CV.

Scripps Green also has A&I fellowship, however when I spoke to the PD there, he mentioned that the A&I department gives no preference to their own residents. One yr they actually chose an outside resident over their own.

As far as UCI goes, I did a rotation there and was not impressed with their program at all.

USC is on my rank list but not as my number one choice.
Out of curiosty I would like to know how anyone would rank the following programs
San Fernando Valley-UCLA, Scripps Green, Huntington, Cottage, USC, Kaiser Santa Clara, Kaiser SF, Santa Clara Valley, St Mary's Long Beach

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LadyBlueMD said:
I am interested in going into Allergy & Immunolgy and I cannot decide between the following IM programs.
Olive View (aka San Fernando Valley-UCLA) vs Scripps Green

I know that they are two very different programs however, I find them both appealing. What I want to know is that which one would make me a more competitive applicant for A&I fellowships?

If anyone is familiar with these two programs and knows what their reputation is in the academic world, I would appreciate your feedback.

Thanks
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My residency program has an A & I fellowship. They just gave a position to one of our R2's. I don't know if you interviewed there or not.
 

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the top program in your list is Olive View. my adivsor from UCSF states that OV is increasing in reputation. clinical training is great and PD very pro-resident. the ucla name certainly helps. scripps should be a distant second. the case load may not be as extensive as OV. if they can;t take care of their residents for their own fellowships, it bodes poorly about their level of resident support. enough said and good luck.
 

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LadyBlue, why did you not like UCI? I am strongly considering ranking it near the top of my list. thanks in advance.
 

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I've been under the impression that Scripps does take their own, at least with the other competitive subspecialties. I think OV has the better clinical experience. Bottom line is that you'll still need to do research during residency, whether at UCLA or Scripps in A/I, so pick the clinical environment which feels right.