doodpac said:Any thoughts on this program, good or bad.
The faculty and senior residents quoted numbers ~100 but who knows if this is truthful. What I don't like is that for all of the cases done at the Clinic (on private patients), the attendings will take over if a complication arises. I would imagine that it is an important part of training to learn how to rescue cases when complications come up. Some of the personalities (attendings, not the residents) were a little odd. Otherwise a young and very energetic faculty using cutting edge treatments.eyedr said:I've commented on this program before. Excellent facilities and well renowned faculty, but poor clinical training. There is no resident run clinic, their numbers for cataracts as primary surgeon are quite low in the 70s-80s and quite honestly residents seem to do more observation and working alongside attendings rather than having a primary role in patient care. They also have a very strong research program in terms of clinical studies and basic science.
I personally know several residents at Cleveland Clinic and I don't agree that the place is malignant. It is atually one of the few places that creates a great learning environment, plenty of one-on-one with attendings, and much lighter call-wise than most other programs.maxmcmatt said:Malignant.
zzJR said:I personally know several residents at Cleveland Clinic and I don't agree that the place is malignant. It is atually one of the few places that creates a great learning environment, plenty of one-on-one with attendings, and much lighter call-wise than most other programs.
maxmcmatt said:You may know people, but I know that the program director does not care about the residents, and the chairman has a national reputation for being an arrogant tyrant.
You have no idea.
Do yourself a favor.
DON"T RANK COLE EYE!
I'm not sure what this guy's motivation is for bashing the Cole Eye Institute, but take what he has to say with a grain of salt.maxmcmatt said:You may know people, but I know that the program director does not care about the residents
There is a lot of cover-up during the interview day. Even some outright lying. The worst programs lie the most. At one lousy program, one resident said with a straight face that the program was the best in the country. At other programs, some residents don't realize the shortcomings of the program. I don't know anything about CCF aside from some rumors and brief contact with one of the residents. I didn't interview there.DoctorDolemite said:If the program is really that bad, then the residents deserve Oscars for their performance during the interview day.