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Hi guys, i have an interview at cook county, IL 10/8 and would like to switch to another date. Any one likes to trade in. Thank you
 
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AMG:
7/17 - OHSU
7/20 - Morristown
7/22 - U Mass
7/23 - UT Houston, Stanford, UTHSC (Memphis), Yale
7/25 - U Vermont, Brooklyn Methodist
7/26 - U Nebraska, Brandon, Baylor S&W
7/29 - Columbia-NYP, U of Rochester, Univ Hawaii, Maine, MCG
7/30 - Zucker/NS-LIJ, St Vincent Indianapolis
7/31 - Baylor S&W, BCM, UF (Gainesville), Utah
8/1 - Case Western UH
8/2 - University of buffalo, USF (Tampa), Duke
8/5 - Indiana, Georgetown, Hopkins, UTSW, Broward (Ft Lauderdale), Albert Einstein (Montefiore), UPMC, U Kentucky, Spectrum Health, Medical College of Wisconsin
8/6 - UF Jacksonville, UVA, Texas Tech, Penn State Hershey
8/7 - Brown, Tulane, Cornell, OSU, Northwestern
8/8 - USC Prisma (Columbia), WVU, Kaiser SF, UF Jacksonville, Bayonet Point, Wash U, Lenox Hill
8/9 - UT Houston, Morehouse
8/12 - Dartmouth, U of Miami, FAU, Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), HonorHealth, Cleveland Clinic
8/13 - LSU Nola, Harbor UCLA
8/14 - Virginia Tech Carilion, UT Austin Dell, UC Davis, Leigh Valley
8/15 - Iowa, RWJMS, U of Minnesota, U of Arizona (Tucson), Michigan
8/16 - UC Denver, Utah, BWH, MGH, BIDMC, U Washington
8/18 - UCSF
8/19 - Rush, Tufts, Houston Methodist, Mt Sinai (Icahn)


IMG requiring visa:
7/17 - Stony Brook
7/25 - UNMC
7/29 - MCG
8/5 - Spectrum Health, Georgetown, Montefiore, Uni of Kentucky
8/6 - UTHSC (Memphis)
8/8 - Tulane, WVU
8/9 - University of Arizona - Phoenix
8/12 - Newark BI
8/13 - VCU, Uni of Tennessee Memphis
8/15 - Christiana Care
8/16 - University of Wisconsin, NYMC Westchester, ETSU
8/19 - Houston Methodist, Creighton

IMG w/o Visa:
7/17 - Stony Brook
7/19 – Geisinger
7/26 - Brandon Regional
7/29 - MCG, Univ of TN - Knoxville
7/31 - U of Florida
7/31 – Guthrie
8/1 - Ochsner
8/5 - Georgetown, Baylor, UNMC
8/7 - Emory, Northwestern
8/8 - Cleveland Clinic (OH), MCG, UVA, Loyola, Prisma Health USC
8/9 - Bayonet, Rochester Regional, Orlando Health
8/12 - Newark BI
8/13: University of Cincinnati, VCU
8/15: Einstein, UTMB at Galveston
8/16: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, East Tennessee
8/19: Creighton University, LSU NOLA, Mercy St Vincent Toledo, loma linda

DO
7/18 - OSU
7/29 - UT Knoxville, Mayo Jacksonville
7/30 - St Vincent Indianapolis, UTHSC, Memphis
8/8 - HCA West Florida, Hudson, FL
8/12 - MHRC, Corinth, MS

Rejected:
7/17 - NUMC
7/29 - Columbia NYP
8/2 - Duke
8/5 - UMD
8/8 - Northwestern, UCSD, Kaiser SF
8/9 - Brown, UT Austin
8/12 - Mt Sinai (Icahn)
8/13 - UCR at San Bernardino
8/16 - UChicago, Kaiser SF, U Washington, Mayo (Rochester)
8/19 - RUSH, MGH, UMass, Uo California Davis
8/20 - Harbor UCLA
 
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Has anyone interviewed at Indiana University school of medicine yet? Do you know what time the interview day finishes?
 

cards2016

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What are thoughts on Aurora healthcare in Milwaukee? There website looks promising.
TYIA
I'm an ex-fellow. Albeit some years out i'm certain things have not changed much since faculty has remained unchanged for years and they mostly hire their own fellows so the "culture" doesn't change. it relies on a few big names but actual education is very very limited.
Autonomy is a huge issue there in all departments. Fellows are not trusted to do anything anywhere. There's vey limited hands on training, their 24/7 in house cardiologist takes all ED calls so you don't learn to triage ER STEMIs/NSTEMIs (huge problem) but they call you after all clinical decision making is done and procedures are completed to write the note n place orders n take nurse pages. Fellows consult service only sees stable NSTEMIs.
Another major draw back is that you only round on services with interventional cardiologists and all program leadership is interventional. This gives you a very skewed perspective of the cardiology world where non-inavsive dominates most practices. This does give you a very biased and skewed training experience. You only focus on cath and troponins.
cath lab has no hands on training. no cath lab till year 2 and even their IC fellows don't get to do much so don't count on being allowed to do much as a general fellow. Friends who interviewed for cath super fellowships all complained about how it was difficult for them to tell future programs that their numbers were so low because they haven't had any cath months yet.
The biggest disappointment of all was the echo teaching. It's an excellent program for sonographers, not so much fellows. Faculty rarely teaches. they're busy reading 40-50 echos in a half day. No TEE until third year (that's literally the only program nationally that does that so you graduate with one month of TEE experience only). Attendings don't let you do much hands on TEE during them, no different from cath experience. I'm a good cardiologist thanks to a lot of learning i needed to do on job.
They have you take an insane number of calls, one of the highest i've seen nationally as you cover 2 hospitals and have 3-4 different types of calls including general call at st. luke's and sinai (both are different and scheduled apart), cath call, EP call and heart failure call all depending on the year. All calls have to be covered by general fellows. They try to justify the heavy call burden by saying they're not busy, but frankly I'd rather have a busy call less frequently than calls all the time that are light.
it's an ok program but frankly they mislead quite a bit during interviews. You'll be a cardiologist eventually, you'll just have to be driven to learn.
 
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Lahey clinic vs St Elizabeth, if I can only make it to one of them, which one should i go? interested in iterventional
 
Sep 25, 2019
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Help with ranking.....

Fellow cardiologist! I need your thoughts on a couple of programs and help on how to rank them. I plan to do interventional. TYIA

NEOMED/Aultman
UM/JFK
WVU/CAMC
FAU/DMC
CCF-Florida
Mayo-Arizona
 
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SpartanStrong

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I'm an ex-fellow. Albeit some years out i'm certain things have not changed much since faculty has remained unchanged for years and they mostly hire their own fellows so the "culture" doesn't change. it relies on a few big names but actual education is very very limited.
Autonomy is a huge issue there in all departments. Fellows are not trusted to do anything anywhere. There's vey limited hands on training, their 24/7 in house cardiologist takes all ED calls so you don't learn to triage ER STEMIs/NSTEMIs (huge problem) but they call you after all clinical decision making is done and procedures are completed to write the note n place orders n take nurse pages. Fellows consult service only sees stable NSTEMIs.
cath lab has no hands on training. no cath lab till year 2 and even their IC fellows don't get to do much so don't count on being allowed to do much as a general fellow.
the biggest disappointment of all was the echo teaching. it's an excellent program for sonographers, not so much fellows. Faculty rarely teaches. they're busy reading 40-50 echos in a half day. Im a good cardiologist thanks to a lot of learning i needed to do on job.
they have you take an insane number of calls, one of the highest i've seen nationally as you cover 2 hospitals. they justify it by saying they're not busy but frankly I'd rather have a busy call less frequently than calls all the time that are light.
it's an ok program but frankly they mislead quite a bit during interviews. you'll be a cardiologist eventually, you'll just have to be driven to learn.
Whoa, maybe I shouldn't have cancelled my MCW in favor of Aurora...any information on MCW?
 
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I'm an ex-fellow. Albeit some years out i'm certain things have not changed much since faculty has remained unchanged for years and they mostly hire their own fellows so the "culture" doesn't change. it relies on a few big names but actual education is very very limited.
Autonomy is a huge issue there in all departments. Fellows are not trusted to do anything anywhere. There's vey limited hands on training, their 24/7 in house cardiologist takes all ED calls so you don't learn to triage ER STEMIs/NSTEMIs (huge problem) but they call you after all clinical decision making is done and procedures are completed to write the note n place orders n take nurse pages. Fellows consult service only sees stable NSTEMIs.
cath lab has no hands on training. no cath lab till year 2 and even their IC fellows don't get to do much so don't count on being allowed to do much as a general fellow.
the biggest disappointment of all was the echo teaching. it's an excellent program for sonographers, not so much fellows. Faculty rarely teaches. they're busy reading 40-50 echos in a half day. Im a good cardiologist thanks to a lot of learning i needed to do on job.
they have you take an insane number of calls, one of the highest i've seen nationally as you cover 2 hospitals. they justify it by saying they're not busy but frankly I'd rather have a busy call less frequently than calls all the time that are light.
it's an ok program but frankly they mislead quite a bit during interviews. you'll be a cardiologist eventually, you'll just have to be driven to learn.
Thanks for the insight man! Appreciate it!
 
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Lahey clinic vs St Elizabeth, if I can only make it to one of them, which one should i go? interested in iterventional
I think Lahey is the better one and has a well established name as well
 
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Hi Guys,

Need some advice. I am sure many of you have either faced this question or will be facing it while interviewing at home program. How do you answer this, - "Do you wanna stay here?" I mean I would love to but may go out if have better options. How do you put it in a subtle manner?
 

cards2016

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Whoa, maybe I shouldn't have cancelled my MCW in favor of Aurora...any information on MCW?
MCW has lower volumes but better teaching like how an academic program should be. They just started IC fellowship and EP gets a fellow every few years. Their volumes are now recently beginning to pick up. There’ll surely be more autonomy and the fact that you’ll be in an acedemic program is always in your favor. Aurora is a community program after all, not academic.
 
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Hello folks,
How would you rank:
Geisinger, Cook county, Lutheran general, Suny downstate? Plan for General Cardiology. Thank you, your thoughts appreciated
 

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Thoughts on UMKC vs KU?
Does cook county have as much scutwork in fellowship as it is rumored to have in residency?
Thoughts on Maimonides?
 
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Hello folks,
How would you rank:
Geisinger, Cook county, Lutheran general, Suny downstate? Plan for General Cardiology. Thank you, your thoughts appreciated
Geisinger is a great program, supportive PD and very good scedule. The only thing taking away from it is the location and the fact that they don't do LVADs and transplants. Overall very strong clinical training. Send you to UPenn for HF elective for 4 wks though.
 
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Quick question for anyone who has insight: I’m having trouble deciding between 1) Texas Heart, 2) Tufts, and 3) UAB.

I know they are very different programs, and if it helps, I am interested in interventional and structural. I want to be well trained procedurally but also want the requisite critical thinking skills to be a good clinical cardiologist.

Any insight?
 
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Quick question for anyone who has insight: I’m having trouble deciding between 1) Texas Heart, 2) Tufts, and 3) UAB.

I know they are very different programs, and if it helps, I am interested in interventional and structural. I want to be well trained procedurally but also want the requisite critical thinking skills to be a good clinical cardiologist.

Any insight?
Also any insight on houston programs. I know there have been discussions in the past but any insight on recent updates, Baylor vs THI vs UT. Interest in interventional. Open to academics vs pp mode but want an exposure of both during training.
 
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An FYI on SUNY Downstate for all of those who have an interview there: The CT surgery department has been on suspension from the department of health for having too high of a mortality rate. So the program is currently not an active STEMI center, they are not doing complex EP procedures, and a lot of cases are getting transferred out. Applicants were told that the surgery department is getting re-evaluated in 4-6 months.

For all my cardiology hopefuls, it's something to be aware of and not taken lightly as it was glossed over on interview day as a "speed bump" in the program.

Good luck.
 
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Any IMGs still receiving invites from cancelations? You don’t have to mention any names, just curious to see if they’re still trickling in
 
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An FYI on SUNY Downstate for all of those who have an interview there: The CT surgery department has been on suspension from the department of health for having too high of a mortality rate. So the program is currently not an active STEMI center, they are not doing complex EP procedures, and a lot of cases are getting transferred out. Applicants were told that the surgery department is getting re-evaluated in 4-6 months.

For all my cardiology hopefuls, it's something to be aware of and not taken lightly as it was glossed over on interview day as a "speed bump" in the program.

Good luck.
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An FYI on SUNY Downstate for all of those who have an interview there: The CT surgery department has been on suspension from the department of health for having too high of a mortality rate. So the program is currently not an active STEMI center, they are not doing complex EP procedures, and a lot of cases are getting transferred out. Applicants were told that the surgery department is getting re-evaluated in 4-6 months.

For all my cardiology hopefuls, it's something to be aware of and not taken lightly as it was glossed over on interview day as a "speed bump" in the program.

Good luck.

Thank you for sharing this. Could you please tell how the typical Interview day would look like? Like how the day would start, how many IVs and does the PD meet everyone etc?
 
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Hi Guys,

For those interviewed at SUNY Downstate. Could you please tell how the typical Interview day would look like? Like how the day would start, how many IVs and does the PD meet everyone etc?
 
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Quick question for anyone who has insight: I’m having trouble deciding between 1) Texas Heart, 2) Tufts, and 3) UAB.

I know they are very different programs, and if it helps, I am interested in interventional and structural. I want to be well trained procedurally but also want the requisite critical thinking skills to be a good clinical cardiologist.

Any insight?
I'm not sure what you mean by critical thinking skills, any of those programs will support that and it's on you as well to develop it. I interviewed at THI and knew some who've gone there. It's a clinically driven program, not traditional academic program. Strong in interventional but solid across the board overall. 4th year spot is pretty much guaranteed to all general fellows and it includes structural training too. Everyone seems happy there not only with the training but also culture and lifestyle, they treat their fellows well. But again, these are fellows interested in clinical/PP careers, it's not for everyone.

Also any insight on houston programs. I know there have been discussions in the past but any insight on recent updates, Baylor vs THI vs UT. Interest in interventional. Open to academics vs pp mode but want an exposure of both during training.
THI is on the PP side, Baylor is on the traditional academic side, UTH is somewhere in the middle. The vibe and culture couldn't be any more different though. Think hard what you want out of your training and you career goals and go with your gut. They'll all train you well enough(as will most programs out there).
 
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How does USF Tampa and Indiana University compare to Medical College of Wisconsin?
 

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At one of the places I interviewed, I sent an email a week after the interview stating that I would be ranking them first. Other than the associate pd I did not hear back from the pd or the chief. It’s been three days since I first sent the email. Is this a subtle way of them saying no or they haven’t decided yet since they are still interviewing.
 

bholro

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I haven't received an itinerary from UPMC, any idea when the interview day starts?
 

cardsguy2017

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At one of the places I interviewed, I sent an email a week after the interview stating that I would be ranking them first. Other than the associate pd I did not hear back from the pd or the chief. It’s been three days since I first sent the email. Is this a subtle way of them saying no or they haven’t decided yet since they are still interviewing.
Means nothing, don't read into it.

I haven't received an itinerary from UPMC, any idea when the interview day starts?
Email/call to ask.
 
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Hi guys
Anyone willing to switch Baylor Medical center/Plano interview on 10/14 for 10/7 Please let me know!
Thanks
 
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Any thoughts on Cook County vs Lutheran General Hospital (Chicago) Fellowship? Thank you!
 

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Any thoughts on UMKC vs UK? It seems as though UMKC is not very clinically strong, but all the faculty insist that their program puts out amazingly trained docs.

UK seems very heavy on the clinical side, but I'm not sure where they are at in terms of research

I want to do interventional or heart failure if that helps. I know UMKC is the biggest heart transplant center in the midwest, but I think it's also important to be well rounded
 
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Do people know when we will start to hear post-interview communication from programs? Is it toward the end of October?
 
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Hey guys,

Curious to see how would you rank:
Houston Methodist vs. Minnesota vs. Loyola vs. Beaumont vs. IU.

Thanks!!
 
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Hey guys,

Curious to see how would you rank:
Houston Methodist vs. Minnesota vs. Loyola vs. Beaumont vs. IU.

Thanks!!
All are pretty strong clinical programs. But based on what I know about the programs, I think:

1) Minnesota
2) Beaumont/Methodist
3) Loyola
4) IU

Mind sharing your credentials?
 
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