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What are y'alls thoughts about CCF vs Emory? Interested in solids, academic vs hybrid practice . Thought the overall vibe was better at CCF, tbh... would you say about similar in quality/reputation/research/ etc?
 
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@gutonc and @IMapplicant , Which one is better Dartmouth vs VCU. Any suggestions would be really helpful. Thanks
I didn't interview at Dartmouth so can't speak much to that. As far as VCU, I think it is especially great if you want to go into private practice - you work hard clinically, but learn a lot with the varied clinics (VA and academic starting year 1), inpatient rotations etc. PD is also pretty awesome and will work with you/flexible. Research seems to be growing.
 
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I have no clue which one would be better for you. What are you looking for and what were your impressions during the interview?
I am interested in Solid, Dartmouth is Comprehensive, but Lebanon is a small town to live. VCU is clinically strong and Richmond nice area to live.
 
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I didn't interview at Dartmouth so can't speak much to that. As far as VCU, I think it is especially great if you want to go into private practice - you work hard clinically, but learn a lot with the varied clinics (VA and academic starting year 1), inpatient rotations etc. PD is also pretty awesome and will work with you/flexible. Research seems to be growing.
Thanks for you reply. Location is the issue for me for Dartmouth, although it is a comprehensive care.
 
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Hi, needed help ranking these programs from my list

University of Miami
University of Vermont
SLU, MO
West Virginia University
Westchester
Baystate UMMS

Thanks in advance! 2 days left, freaking out a little
 

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Hi, needed help ranking these programs from my list

University of Miami
University of Vermont
SLU, MO
West Virginia University
Westchester
Baystate UMMS

Thanks in advance! 2 days left, freaking out a little
Probably just like that.
 
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Reposting this for a friend who is not on SDN: Anyone have input?

Having a difficult time ranking these specific programs.

-NYP/Cornell
-Mayo Jacksonville
-Stonybrook
-UF Gainesville
-Northwell/LIJ

Thanks
 

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Ugh I just got nervous :bucktooth:
 
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Long time lurker and very grateful for all the posts and this whole forum over the years. I can't believe I'm finally at this point in my life - ranking for my dream fellowships.

Interested in malignant heme, academics (clinical research - deciding clinical trials vs outcomes research). I've done research all while working in med school/residency/hospitalist gap year but never had any formal training so would be interested in classes, certificates, masters, etc. I've lived all over US (west coast, middle, and most recently east coast for residency) so we are flexible to go wherever. What I looked for on interview trail are good training for academic career and happy appearing fellows with good work-life balance


Current ranking in order - lots of programs that I feel couldn't go wrong. Appreciate any feedback esp @gutonc and @IMapplicant
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UPenn - felt solid training all around, esp malig heme, nice to stay because lots of friends in area
Fred Hutch - felt solid training all around esp malig heme, high COL, family in West coast
U of Michigan - liked interview day a lot, favorite PD, happiest fellows
Duke - liked interview day a lot, seemed like a flexible program with happy fellow
Mayo - liked interview day a lot, great research and low COL, don't love middle of nowhere location or insane cold
Beth Isreal - high COL, nice to see education focus
Sloan Kettering - high COL, spouse hates NYC unfortunately
Yale
UNC
Colorado
Vanderbilt
UCSD
Hopkins - not a fan of the forced single boarding and had an interviewer tell my heme research topic wasn't interesting (thanks)
With a ROL like that you're probably matching to your top choice, just sayin'.
 
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Reposting this for a friend who is not on SDN: Anyone have input?

Having a difficult time ranking these specific programs.

-NYP/Cornell
-Mayo Jacksonville
-Stonybrook
-UF Gainesville
-Northwell/LIJ

Thanks
Don't know these programs well enough but would have thought Northwell/LIJ has a better program than Stonybrook just based on reputations of the hospitals in general.
 
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How to rank the following programs?

Uni of Nebraska
Uni of Miami
West Virginia University
University of Cincinnati
 
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Hi again- I’ve tried this question before but I got no responses- any thoughts on Tulane I’m New Orleans- it was my first interview and I didn’t really ask all the questions I learned to ask later on the trail, also I was really nervous so hard to go by my impression- thanks and good luck to all!!


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Hi, needed help ranking these programs from my list

University of Miami
University of Vermont
SLU, MO
West Virginia University
Westchester
Baystate UMMS

Thanks in advance! 2 days left, freaking out a little
How would you compare WVU and SLU. I had interview at both these places and confused about ranking them !!
 

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Long time lurker and very grateful for all the posts and this whole forum over the years. I can't believe I'm finally at this point in my life - ranking for my dream fellowships.

Interested in malignant heme, academics (clinical research - deciding clinical trials vs outcomes research). I've done research all while working in med school/residency/hospitalist gap year but never had any formal training so would be interested in classes, certificates, masters, etc. I've lived all over US (west coast, middle, and most recently east coast for residency) so we are flexible to go wherever. What I looked for on interview trail are good training for academic career and happy appearing fellows with good work-life balance


Current ranking in order - lots of programs that I feel couldn't go wrong. Appreciate any feedback esp @gutonc and @IMapplicant
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UPenn - felt solid training all around, esp malig heme, nice to stay because lots of friends in area
Fred Hutch - felt solid training all around esp malig heme, high COL, family in West coast
U of Michigan - liked interview day a lot, favorite PD, happiest fellows
Duke - liked interview day a lot, seemed like a flexible program with happy fellow
Mayo - liked interview day a lot, great research and low COL, don't love middle of nowhere location or insane cold
Beth Isreal - high COL, nice to see education focus
Sloan Kettering - high COL, spouse hates NYC unfortunately
Yale
UNC
Colorado
Vanderbilt
UCSD
Hopkins - not a fan of the forced single boarding and had an interviewer tell my heme research topic wasn't interesting (thanks)
I agree. You cannot go wrong and your list is great. Congrats! I'm just a fellow applicant but it looks very reasonable to me. Like @DrumCondra says, you'll probably match at your first choice. Penn, Fred Hutch and MSKCC are all equivalent for malignant heme academics I would say. If I were looking to go into academic malignant heme I would put MSK much higher (like third if you don't love the city) but I understand your reason for not doing that. I would also probably rank Mayo above Duke (and Michigan) but again, the cold and the nowhere are valid arguments against doing that. Sounds like Hopkins rubbed you the wrong way. It's an amazing program but you have plenty of other very good options. Good luck!
 
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How would you compare WVU and SLU. I had interview at both these places and confused about ranking them !!
I haven’t interviewed at neither. However, I have heard from a friend who is working at St. Louis Uni that they are short on faculty and have reduced their spots to 2 fellows instead of 3.
 
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I haven’t interviewed at neither. However, I have heard from a friend who is working at St. Louis Uni that they are short on faculty and have reduced their spots to 2 fellows instead of 3.
SLU sent a message recently that it will be 3 positions this year
 
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How would you compare WVU and SLU. I had interview at both these places and confused about ranking them !!
I’m finding it very hard to decide between those two programs too, might end up ranking SLU higher for the location (relatively, both aren’t too great but I’d pick st Louis over Morgantown)
SLU sent a message recently that it will be 3 positions this year
it’s really hard for me to tell these two programs apart but I’m leaning towards ranking SLU higher, mostly based on gut feeling
 
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long time lurker, first time posting. Deciding between the following, in order for now. Know I am very privileged. Interested in translational research and immunotherapy. I know I can't go wrong just really struggling which to rank for top 3 and coming down to the wire...

MD Anderson- have family in area, low COL, tons of clinical research
Stanford- lots of friends here, tons to do, good program with ties to industry and biotech
UPenn- all around solid, wife already lived in Philly for many years so hesitant to move back
MSKCC- high COL, hard to do with a young child
UCSF
OHSU
 
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Hi all, struggling with the game time decision. Thoughts about UTSW vs Stanford vs City of Hope? No clear order right now, because I keep changing them around q5min, but tentatively:

Stanford - fellows seemed happy, though high COL
CoH - faculty is so nice, great for malignant stuff, but little to no benign heme (I would prefer broad exposure during fellowship)
UTSW - well-rounded, PD responsive to changes, but not familiar with TX

I'm undifferentiated, though a bit more heme-leaning.
 
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Hi all, struggling with the game time decision. Thoughts about UTSW vs Stanford vs City of Hope? No clear order right now, because I keep changing them around q5min, but tentatively:

Stanford - fellows seemed happy, though high COL
CoH - faculty is so nice, great for malignant stuff, but little to no benign heme (I would prefer broad exposure during fellowship)
UTSW - well-rounded, PD responsive to changes, but not familiar with TX

I'm undifferentiated, though a bit more heme-leaning.
As much as it pains me to say it (see my thoughts on TX sprinkled throughout SDN), you should probably move UTSW to 1 or 2 on that list.

That said, you'll probably do fine from any of those places.
 
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Hey just wanna double confirm that if the application status shows "certified", it means rank order is certified. Right?
 
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Hey just wanna double confirm that if the application status shows "certified", it means rank order is certified. Right?
Just like it did 3 years ago when you went through the same process for residency.
 
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Thank you for your input. I agree with you that it's primarily the feel on the interview day and if you see yourself a well fit with everyone. Where would you put Rochester?

@gutonc your thoughts?
I matched where I felt i liked the culture gestalt gut feeling what have you. Program leadership turned out to be bat poop/guano crazy so ymmv
 

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I matched where I felt i liked the culture gestalt gut feeling what have you. Program leadership turned out to be bat poop/guano crazy so ymmv
Sometimes these things go hand in hand, other times, much less so.
 
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9 days to go! good luck to everyone. @gutonc, thanks for being there for applicants year in year out. Apparently Cincinnati said they take 4 every year but a look at the quota on NRMP gives their quota as 3. Anyone else noticed this?
 
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9 days to go! good luck to everyone. @gutonc, thanks for being there for applicants year in year out. Apparently Cincinnati said they take 4 every year but a look at the quota on NRMP gives their quota as 3. Anyone else noticed this?
Yes, that means they have taken one internal. I think they had a fast tracker.
 
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Good luck guys, just over 3hrs to go. Please let’s not forget to come back to this forum and say whether and where we matched and our experience on the trail for the benefit of future applicants. All the best once again!
 
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Match Nr 4 on my list, IMG, community hospital, chief, applied 28 programs, went 7 interviews. This year seems very competitive and AMG preference. But I am happy with the result and thanks everyone for encouraging each other.
 
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IMG. GC holder. Small community program, chief resident during 3rd year. Applied to 35 program got 4 interviews. Matched at no.2 although it was way better than my number 1 (chose it for geographic preference)
 
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