community hospital programs vs university programs

Discussion in 'Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties' started by johnny_blaze, Mar 12, 2005.

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  1. johnny_blaze

    johnny_blaze And my name is hawkeye 5+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering if someone could please give me some info on community hospital programs vs university programs. I’d like to know the main pros and cons of each and general competitiveness of them (in respect to GS). Also, does anyone know where I can find a list of GS programs w/ contact numbers (both university and community) as I am an English/Canadian IMG thinking of coming to the US after medschool and I want to start inquiring about visas.

    Thanks a bunch :D
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  3. Pilot Doc

    Pilot Doc SDN Angel Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2002
    The forum has a wealth of discussion on university v. community. A search should bring it up.

    For contact information, got o and choose FREIDA Online from the main page.
  4. SocialistMD

    SocialistMD Resident Objectivist 10+ Year Member

    Jan 29, 2001
    This is probably the best site I found for all of the residency positions in the country.

    It breaks the programs down by geography and allows you to read a little more detail about each program. Some of the information is dated, but it is a good launching point.

    Regarding the community v. university programs, Pilot Doc is right in suggesting digging up old threads. It kind of comes down to career goals as to which suits you best.
  5. johnny_blaze

    johnny_blaze And my name is hawkeye 5+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    thanks dudes, great sites

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