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HI, I would like some help with my rank list...for categorical position

im having trouble ranking the following programs:

brown
robert wood- new brunswick
u of maryland
yale
pittsburgh
baylor
jefferson
montefiore

any suggestions would be helpful!! thank you:rolleyes:
 

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1. Brown
2. Yale
3. Baylor
4. UMDNJ-RWJ
5. Jefferson
6. Montefiore
7. Baylor
8.etc
 

orientedtoself

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baylor
yale
maryland
brown
pitt
rwj
jeff
montefiore

but it all depends where you want to live


HI, I would like some help with my rank list...for categorical position

im having trouble ranking the following programs:

brown
robert wood- new brunswick
u of maryland
yale
pittsburgh
baylor
jefferson
montefiore

any suggestions would be helpful!! thank you:rolleyes:
 

jashanley

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You should not use others opinions on programs to make your life altering decision. You visited all of them and should have a gut feeling on each. Think about where you would like to live and what you liked and disliked about each and decide from there. Good luck
 

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You should not use others opinions on programs to make your life altering decision. You visited all of them and should have a gut feeling on each. Think about where you would like to live and what you liked and disliked about each and decide from there. Good luck

exactly!!
 

harrison

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wondering why you put robert wood over jefferson? and why baylor and brown over yale? thanks for your input...

ps. for those worried about me using others opinions, ive formulated my own rank list, but wanted to see others perceptions
 

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Why Brown over Yale?
 

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This is fun. Here's my rank list for you:
Baylor
Yale
Pitt
Brown
Jefferson
RWJ
Montefiore
U of Maryland

I ranked U of Pittsburgh higher because it seems to be an up and coming IM program with new leadership. Plus - the med school has a LOT of NIH funding and the hospital system has a lot of well regarded depts. Brown's name is more well-known, though. This all depends on what you want to do with your career!
 

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i say rank them in terms of avg temperature. that puts baylor at numero uno. find out the rest of the avgs from www.weather.com and then you have your rank list. quantitative data is important in these decisions. conversely...the map and darts method has also worked well for me in the past.


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Yale
Pitt
Brown
Jefferson
Montefiore
Baylor
U of Maryland
RWJ

I would not rank Baylor in the top five. RWJ is the weakest program in the list. I agree that Pitt is a rising star in the academic community. Its IM department is very well funded and has very strong, well-rounded clinical divisions (from genenral IM to all the subspecialties).
 

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harrison, as you can see no one is better for ranking that list than yourself!!! Everyone here has a different opinion on what they know, have heard or read so go back to your list, brochure and think where are you going to be the less miserable out of all those programs!!!
 

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The old chair of Pitt, Dr. Zeidel, was supposedly instrumental in getting tons of NIH funding into Pitt and helping it rocket up in the rankings. Now that he's gone (at BID), I wonder if they have the people in place to keep up the momentum. But I wouldn't necessarily assume that they do. That being said, I've heard lots of great things about Pitt lately.
 

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As a Pitt grad going into IM though not staying at Pitt for personal reasons, I have some insight about this whole NIH thing. The true engine for the growth in research is the Dean of the medical school Dr. Levine. While Zeidel was important to the division of medicine, the growth in NIH funding really has been due in large part to the broad strategic planning of the dean and this will not change. The truth is that Pitt has many strong clinical divisions beyond IM and they receive a huge amount of funding from these other areas and I can't imagine that funding will decrease in IM. Beyond that, the new chair of medicine Dr. Shapiro is a talented academic star who passed by offers at bigger name programs to come to Pittsburgh based on the growth of the system and their support for reseach and teaching. He is very approachable. I am not saying that Pitt is the perfect place or the perfect residency program but I would say that the change in chair and PD recently will likely have only a positive effect on the residency program if there is any effect at all. In some ways I think this might be a great time to be at Pitt as they are open and flexible as opposed to some other programs that are maybe more set in their ways.
 

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yale
brown
u of maryland
baylor
jefferson
montefiore
robert wood- new brunswick
 

harrison

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this is neat!
so what are peoples thoughts on baylor? i had mixed feelings at the interview. is it a good program or not?

and jeff or u of maryland? one better than the other and why?
 

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brown
baylor
yale
u maryland
pitt
montefiore
jefferson
robert wood-NB

(based on one interview at brown and subjective impressions of the rest)
 

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If you are looking to do a competitive fellowship afterwards, this will be my list. Only have knowledge from interviews at Yale and Brown. Other places just going by reputation:

1. Yale
2. Brown
3. Baylor
4 Pittsburgh
5. Maryland
6. Jefferson
7. Montefiore
8. Robertwood
 
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