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Child Psychiatry 2017-2018 Cycle

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by hoodwinkd, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Docstar17

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    I have so far: WashU, brookdale, university of buffalo, Cleveland clinic, Hartford hospital
    Looks like it's winding down though with most programs done sending invites !
     
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  3. MT19871985

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    I can comment on this a bit. A close friend of mine just graduated from UChicago's child psych program. My friend really enjoyed it. Small program, but close knit, and heavy emphasis on teaching. They're growing, and just added a big name (Sucheta Connolly). They have like 8 months of inpatient, both at shiny new inpatient units (Highland Park is currently renovating their inpatient unit). Good diversity of patient load (rich and poor of all backgrounds). Really good lifestyle. Only negative is the driving. For 4 months, you're at Highland Park hospital, which like I said, is renovating their inpatient unit, and is located in probably the richest suburb in Chicago (different from their other unit, which is in the heart of the city), but it's located pretty far from their main campus. If you can handle that for 4 months, then you should be good. Their chairman also seems cool and is pretty involved with AACAP.
     
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  4. wannabie

    wannabie 5+ Year Member

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    I disagree. I sent follow-up emails to a number of excellent programs on the east coast last week. Five of the emails were returned immediately with "on vacation until 08-21-2017". Then I had a few follow-up replies on 08-21-2017 saying "we're still reviewing applications".

    I can't comment on the quality of the program or the teaching, but it's a TERRIBLE commute --and one I'm very familiar with. The first year is four months at Highland Park Hospital (Highland Park), four months at Lakeshore (Ravenswood), and four months at University of Chicago (Hyde Park)--three places really far from each other. So eight of those months, the commute will probably suck. It's a one hour commute each way..
     
  5. MT19871985

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    I think there are very few days in which you have to drive from one location to another. Lakeshore's children unit is in uptown, right off lake shore drive, not ravenswood. In the morning, it's like 25 to 30 min from lakeshore to UChicago. 40 to 50 min or so in the evening (but that's a rare commute). Chicago is just bad traffic in general, lol. My friend lived in the loop, and it didn't take him long to get to either location. The only commute he complained about was the one to Highland Park. No doubt it's a long one. I remember him saying that he really enjoyed the experience there, though, for those 4 months. He enjoyed his experience during his fellowship. He thought the teaching was good and the faculty was supportive. I can't add much beyond that.
     
  6. Haldol Lorazepam

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    I got Rush University. Anyone know anything about their program& how it compares to UChicago? Cheers
     
  7. Nerday Shortay

    Nerday Shortay Not as cool as you 7+ Year Member

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    Not for me yet! They are the only one I waiting on
     
  8. shortringo

    shortringo 7+ Year Member

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    Anyone hearing from California programs?
     
  9. Haldol Lorazepam

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    So far I have WashU, UChicago, Rush, MCW, OHSU, UMiami.
     
  10. lantern

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    I've heard from some. Specifically, I've gotten interviews from Harbor UCLA and UC Irvine.

    Does anyone have any insights into how these 2 programs compare. I will likely only be able to attend one, and I would like to make a relative informed choice.
     
  11. medicool

    medicool 5+ Year Member

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    Is anyone familiar with WVU child psychiatry fellowship?
     
  12. Nerday Shortay

    Nerday Shortay Not as cool as you 7+ Year Member

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    Haven't heard from them. I'm assuming it's a no or maybe a "B list" situation at this point, but we'll see. They are the only program I didn't hear from at this point so I'm guessing they already sent their invites when everybody else did.
     
  13. wannabie

    wannabie 5+ Year Member

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    I haven't heard anything in a couple of weeks. I got the ones I wanted most, but it sucks that I didn't get an invitation at any of my reaches.
     
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  14. invegalongacting

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    Thanks for your response. I have not heard from them either. Keep us posted if you hear anything from them.
     
  15. ari202

    ari202 2+ Year Member

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    I think I'm really liking child psych after I've seen more patients in my 3rd year, is it too late to apply for this application cycle?
     
  16. shortringo

    shortringo 7+ Year Member

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    If you got your application in tomorrow, then no.
     
  17. Haldol Lorazepam

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    Just got Stanford today:)
     
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  18. Haldol Lorazepam

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    Received rejection letters from Vanderbilt and BCH today :/
     
  19. ara96

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    How many programs are you guys applying to?
     
  20. Nerday Shortay

    Nerday Shortay Not as cool as you 7+ Year Member

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    Yes - finally heard from them. They were the last for me.
     
  21. invegalongacting

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    Congratulation! What interview dates they do?
     
  22. Nerday Shortay

    Nerday Shortay Not as cool as you 7+ Year Member

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    They offered me dates in October. I think they started earlier with more local people (from what I've heard) but I'm not sure how many interview days they have total.
     
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  23. ara96

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    Did you guys waive right to see your LOR's?
     
  24. Haldol Lorazepam

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    I waived at least 2 including the PD letter
     
  25. Haldol Lorazepam

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    Any thoughts on Tufts child psych program? How does it compare to other programs in Boston?
     
  26. shahseh22

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    Hey guys,
    I was wondering if any DO's are applying this cycle? Any idea on any DO friendly child psychiatry fellowships on the west coast?
     
  27. shahseh22

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    Was also wondering generally, how many candidates interviewed for fellowship positions?
     
  28. rkaz

    rkaz 7+ Year Member

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    If you are in an ACGME psychiatry residency, you should have many options open to get into great fellowships. I received interviews at places (including west coast) which blew my wildest dreams. Believe in what you have to offer and don't sell yourself short.
     
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  29. shahseh22

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    Thanks, yeah I am in an ACGME residency.
     
  30. SoulinNeed

    SoulinNeed 7+ Year Member

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    Do CAP fellowships ask for your PRITE scores?
     
  31. OldPsychDoc

    OldPsychDoc Senior Curmudgeon Physician Moderator Emeritus SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    No.

    (They don't ask your PDs for them either.)
     
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  32. shahseh22

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    How much did your Step 1 and Step 2 scores come up, if at all?
     
  33. shortringo

    shortringo 7+ Year Member

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    nope!
     
  34. shortringo

    shortringo 7+ Year Member

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    Woot! me too! Also, it appears UCSF was waiting for my Step 3 scores, haha.
     
  35. shortringo

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    If we are sending thank you notes in a manila envelope, should we address it to the program coordinator? (I know I could just email and ask, but I hate bothering them with a million questions).
     
  36. rkaz

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    Only took COMLEX. Passed all 3 on first attempt. Was not asked about my board scores at all for fellowship interviews. (The only time it came up was at a couple ACGME programs when applying for RESIDENCY while I was still a med student, as certain faculty didn't know how to interpret the scores... but not since being a 4th year med student.)
     
  37. Docstar17

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    Hi guys any insights on St Louis as a place to live in?
     
  38. rkaz

    rkaz 7+ Year Member

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    Are any of you still getting interview offers? Just curious if interviews are still being offered to waitlisted candidates, as others drop their spots.

    I've been super happy with my interviews thus far, but there are about 2 places I was still hoping to hear from, and wasn't sure if an interview might still be offered or not.
     
  39. hoodwinkd

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    Yep! DO here, though I did not focus on the west coast. No probs with COMLEX or anything related to being a DO along the interview trail
     
  40. hoodwinkd

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    Nothing new for me for the month or so..the latest dates I've come across were for early-mid november so I'd guess we were getting close to end
     
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  41. rkaz

    rkaz 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks. I actually did get an invite the final week of October, to answer my own question... it's been pretty quiet around here otherwise.
     
  42. ara96

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    Anyone want to post any reviews of programs?
     
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  43. Bilboquet

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    What's the etiquette when it comes to letting a program know that you will be ranking them high if not at the top? Is it taboo? Is there some coded language most people use instead?
     
  44. FuzzyBuzzy

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    Did you guys get any letters or emails from programs expressing their interest in you or indicating they put you on their rank order list (not where on the list, just on the list). I heard that a lot of programs do that and I'm wondering if it's a bad sign I only received one such letter..
     
  45. FuzzyBuzzy

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    I think you can say something like how much you've enjoyed interviewing there and that you could truly "see" yourself be part of their program and would be delighted to match there. I think you technically CAN volunteer to a program that they're your 1 on the ROL but I wouldn't say that to more than one program
     
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  46. shahseh22

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    I didn't really send out too many thank you e-mails. Is it too late to do that at this stage letting programs know that I am going to be ranking them highly?

    In retrospect, I probably should have sent more Thank you but I did not think it was necessary as it was for Residency Match. Any thoughts?
     
  47. shahseh22

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    I'm getting kind of nervous. I have a program that is closer to my home but brand new and another program that is further away but established. I'm just so torn as to which to rank higher.
     
  48. FuzzyBuzzy

    FuzzyBuzzy 2+ Year Member

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    I would say rank the one you would feel happier at. The closer we get to the rank deadline the more I realize that we shouldn't have to put up with an income deferment to do a fellowship where we are overworked, burnt out and unhappy! So i'm ranking programs that are more supportive of fellows or so I perceived them to be.
     
  49. FuzzyBuzzy

    FuzzyBuzzy 2+ Year Member

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    I'm in the same boat especially about one particular program that I liked and realize now I like more than I thought and will rank it #1 or #2 but I didn't send them thank you emails and now I wonder if it's too late :/
    Would be great to hear from current fellows who matched w/o having sent thank you emails/notes
     
  50. leslieknope2

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  51. truthrules

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