1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Hey Texans—join us for a DFW meetup! Click here to learn more.
    Dismiss Notice

Community Programs Anyone?

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by chickendoc, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. chickendoc

    chickendoc Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Just thought I would shoot the thread out and see what happened...

    I am applying to IM because I enjoy the outpatient medicine I do in my military job. I don't need a high stress/malignant program that will get me into my cards/gi fellowship, at the same time I don't want to end up in a program where I know more that than the majority of attendings. I was wondering if anyone had any gouge on great community programs. Any takers?
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. Mumpu

    Mumpu Burninator, MD
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Messages:
    1,197
    Likes Received:
    2
    Exempla Saint Joseph in Denver is a nice community program if you just want to do primary care. Private attendings can be PITA and Q3 ICU call sucks but by and large it's a nice place. Small program, residents are basically one big family, very good teaching (including one of the best electrocardiographers in the nation), a lot of specialties in the hospital plus an opportunity to rotate through University of Colorado specialties.
     
  4. ramonaquimby

    ramonaquimby I'm a PGY3?! WHAT?!
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2005
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    1
    GW primary care internal medicine and John Hopkins Bayview sounds perfect for you! ;)
     
  5. chickendoc

    chickendoc Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Thanks for the heads up, will look at those programs. Never even looked at any JHU programs...still gives me the heebiejeebies to think about it....
    Anyone have opinions on
    Baystate in Springfield, MA
    Vermont
    Bassett in Cooperstown, NY
    or Carolinas Medical Center?
     
  6. alphaagonist

    alphaagonist Junior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2003
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    a great community program is oakwood hospital in dearborn, michigan.... absolutely fantastic program director and great faculty staff.... imho this is probably the best community program with a university feel .... you see great pathology and well trained after 3 years to go into outpatient medicine.....alot of people overlook this place but something to consider.....
     
  7. BigBadBix

    BigBadBix Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2000
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    0
    Students at my med school rotate through the Cooperstown program. I have heard mixed reviews. Many say it's a great environment with happy residents, but some of my more intense classmates said they felt the quality of the residents was sub-par.

    Also, I don't know what areas of the country you are considering, but I have heard great things about some of the community programs out west, including the following:

    Santa Clara Valley (CA)
    Cal Pacific Med Ctr (CA)
    Virginia Mason (WA)
    Providence St. Vincent (OR)
    Providence Portland Med Ctr (OR)
    Legacy Emanuel (OR)

    There was a thread on here awhile back talking about the Kaiser programs in Cali and it sounded like some people thought highly of them as well.
     

Share This Page