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cush residencies

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by curious lately, Nov 8, 2011.

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  1. curious lately

    curious lately 7+ Year Member

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    What is meant by this exactly? Examples?
     
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  3. Instatewaiter

    Instatewaiter But... there's a troponin 10+ Year Member

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    Programs where they are not difficult on the residents.
     
  4. curious lately

    curious lately 7+ Year Member

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    I still don't know what this means. Does anyone have specific examples of what this would look like? Don't all residencies have same/similar work hours, etc? What makes one more "cush"?
     
  5. IMdocT

    IMdocT Retired 2+ Year Member

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    my understanding of "cush" is:
    1) fair amount of elective months
    2) residents rarely go over the 80 hour rule
    3) program attempts to guide residents through their training, reduce or at least talks about stress, etc.
    4) perhaps teams rarely reach cap, but not having enough cases can also be bad for you

    that's all i know about what people have discussed with me. you could think about free parking, free lunch, but that's more about compensation, not the "difficulty" or "workload"
     
  6. Heisenberg23

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    Cush residency: Somewhere you go, don't work hard, read a lot, graduate, pass your boards and still end up as a lousy MD because your clinical training was too weak...
     
  7. OCallag

    OCallag 7+ Year Member

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    If you go on an interview and all the residents are playing Angry Birds on their iPhones during the tour of the wards, it's probably safe to say it's a cush residency.
     
  8. ResidentMD

    ResidentMD 7+ Year Member

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    This is a residency that actually takes care of its residents. Its probably how a good residency should be. There is nothing cush about this (except point 4, that can be classified as cush)

    The above two could be defined as cush residencies, especially the part in bold.
     
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    Jamaicacarioca 5+ Year Member

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    Can anyone provide some examples of cush residency programs?
     
  10. obiwan

    obiwan Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Yes, any other program asides from Osler JH or UTSW.
     
  11. Instatewaiter

    Instatewaiter But... there's a troponin 10+ Year Member

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    Dude, Osler has always been cush. Don't let the hype fool you- 100 hours is a reasonable amount of hours to work a week. :laugh:
     
  12. curious lately

    curious lately 7+ Year Member

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    I've only heard NW being labeled as cush in previous threads. Any other residencies known for supporting residents having a life outside of work? Not advocating one or the other as I want to get as much clinical training as possible, I'm just curious as well.
     

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