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mandimd

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Just of curiosity, does anyone know of specific programs that are geared toward putting out strong general internists. I go to Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and recently found out that the IM program there is very well suited for individuals who are going to specialize.

Can anyone tell me if they know of programs where curriculum is more suited for practicing general IM at the end.

Another question, what programs for IM are strong in procedure training. I know Internists really don't do many procedures, however, it is something that I think would be important to be trained in during residency. I just talked to someone recently who is a senior resident and he has never floated a swan ganz catheter before.

Any info on either topic would be great.
Thanx
 

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mandimd said:
Just of curiosity, does anyone know of specific programs that are geared toward putting out strong general internists. I go to Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and recently found out that the IM program there is very well suited for individuals who are going to specialize.

Can anyone tell me if they know of programs where curriculum is more suited for practicing general IM at the end.

Another question, what programs for IM are strong in procedure training. I know Internists really don't do many procedures, however, it is something that I think would be important to be trained in during residency. I just talked to someone recently who is a senior resident and he has never floated a swan ganz catheter before.

Any info on either topic would be great.
Thanx

Northeast: Boston University, Brown (I recently met an excellent ICU/Nephrology double fellow at BWH who got great training at Brown for residency), Beth Isreal Deaconess, Baystate Medical Center-Tufts Western campus (apparently lots of resident independence w/ good emphasis on ER (huge trauma center!) and procedures). UVM, Dartmouth are both good for primary care. and of course BWH.
Mid-Atlantic:Maryland, GWU (lots of independence and procedures via a GI fellow at Lahey I met who did his residency there), Pittsburgh, Temple
South: Eastern Virginia Medical School (also has an IM/FP combined program which might help with procedures), Duke, Florida, don't know many others.
Midwest: Cincinatti, MSU (also primary care), Iowa, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic
West: Colorado, OHSU, U Washington, U Arizona-Tuscon, U New Mexico, UC Davis, UC Irvine
that's all I know for now, anyone else??
 

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Can anyone tell me if they know of programs where curriculum is more suited for practicing general IM at the end.

On my interview trail last year, I felt that Indiana University, Ohio State, and Case Western were well suited to creating good general internists. As far as some the "higher tier" programs that make great general IM docs as well as specialists, I'd have to say that UofChicago, UCLA, and U Michigan surprised me.
 

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I will also check out University of Pittsburgh, especially if you are around in East coast and Mid Atlantic areas. It is a high powered University program, well-rounded in General IM, hospitalist, Women's Health, and catergorical fellowship training.
 

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I trained at Univ of Kentucky and it was good General IM training.

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Just out of curiosity...

Why is Irvine's program not highly regarded? I'm a third year beginning to research programs and I thought it sounded good (granted I'm a only an MS3 and I'm a DO student who will be couples' matching...).

What about programs like UCSF-Fresno, UC-Davis, St Mary's (the one near LA), UCLA-VA, and Maricopa and St Joe's in AZ??? I'm probably going to either do general IM (as the post is asking) or considering fellowship in geriatrics... are these places good or bad for general IM training? And procedures-wise are they decent? I'm on my third month of inpatient IM and I've done almost nothing for procedures (or scut for that matter because our hospital is great for that) and I want to make sure that I'm learning this stuff eventually...

Any advice in general and specifically on the above mentioned programs would be greatly appreciated!

:luck:
 

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harbor is really that bad?? i was planning to apply there.

Any opinions on Bayview (Johns Hopkins)?
 

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you're in the Midwest? Don't forget about Mayo. They produce ALL kinds of good doctors, primary care docs included...
 
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