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Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by CerebralCat, Sep 15, 2018.
anyone get love letters from programs this season? and if so when
Well now I am definitely reconsidering my RoL of making Bayview first.
Any opinion on
1. Cook County vs Ochsner Clinic vs Mount Sinai St Lukes&West vs Bridgeport Yale
2. Uni of New Mexico vs Cooper Uni NJ
3. Uni of Louisville vs Uni of Kansas
gluck DO peeps. appears their match results are today.
Being in culturally diverse program is very important to most of us so thank you for sharing that info!
Regardless, you have great options! What an incredible list of places. Best of luck
I don’t know much about many of those programs but st Luke’s is a great option if you like NYC and want good training with good fellowship options. It’s definitely better than Bridgeport and probably better than cook county.
I can only speak about Mount Sinai St Lukes vs Brideport Yale. Personally, I like the fixed X+Y schedule at Mount Sinai (Bridgeport has a more flexible X+Y which means you still have calls during your Y weekends), I like a bigger program (Mt Sinai > Bridgeport) and I would rather live in NY than Bridgeport. I got the impression that the teaching was better at Mt Sinai SLR than Bridgeport and it has a stronger reputation. So I will rank Mt Sinai St Lukes several spots over Bridgeport Yale. That being said, fellowship placement at Bridgeport Yale is pretty impressive, they have a real connection with Yale New Haven and everybody seems really really nice; it seems like a good place to be even if it's not at the top of my list.
I am an IMG applying for IM. I am hoping for GI or Heme/Onc post residency. I need help ranking these programs
Icahn Queens Hospital Medical Center
Kent Hospital/Warwick RI
MacNeal Hospital-Berwyn Il
LSU-Shreveport vs SUNY- Upstate? thoughts?
Hey man, wanted to PM you but couldn't.
I've already sent my LOI's to my top programs. I just had an article published in a major journal. Is it worth contacting them again?
You wrote “loi’s” plural. Did you send more than one “you’re my number one” email? Or were they “I’m ranking you highly” emails?
Sent an LOI to my top two programs. I only sent one "you're my number one" explicitly stated. Didn't want to lie and be unethical. The other program I said I'm ranking them high.
Got it. Was going to say even though it’s too late never send more than 1 you’re my number one but I guess you’ve already followed that advice. But to your initial question I think if it’s really a major journal and you’re 1st author then yes update. If not 1st author, maybe others can opine about the pros and cons.
Also to others reading this thread, I find the I plan to rank you highly email fairly worthless bc programs know how to read it, ie that the applicant has ranked you but not number 1. Personally I’d only send the #1 email and that’s it. My 2cents FWIW
I would like to get information on LSU Shreveport as well. Any information is appreciated.
It gives you a chance to communicate to the program, and if anything it gives you closure on the matter. In the grand scheme of things, not sure if it matters all too much.
yeah, I am relatively new here. Whats up?
Hey everyone. I am a non-US IMG, need visa and wish to do fellowship in Cardiology later. Can someone share their opinion regarding the order of these 6 programs?
1. UT San Antonio
2. Univ of Arkansas
3. SUNY Downstate
4. SUNY Upstate
5. Univ of Illinois at Peoria
6. Cook County
UT San Antonio is a great program in a city with a reasonable cost of living and residents I have talked to are pretty happy with their training. I don't know enough about the others except I've heard good things about Cook County from third parties but I have not personally been there or talked with anybody currently in the program.
Hi everyone. I am a visa requiring img applying for IM. I am interested in a fellowship maybe cardio or GI. I would really appreciate if you guys can help me with the ranking of the following programs.
St lukes roosevelt
University of texas- Houston
Kansas university medical center
University of Oklahoma
SUNY Upstate medical center
St Elizabeth Boston
Is this list in order? If so, I would personally put UT Houston higher on the list... at least higher than Houston Methodist Hospital/St lukes/Cook County. Is there a particular reason why you are putting Houston Methodist Hospital higher than UT Houston? I don't know Cooper University or UConn but I might even rank it #1.
I noticed you interviewed at Beaumont Dearborn. I was just wondering what you thought of it, cuz I interviewed there too
UT Houston has all Amgs and no imgs at all and I felt that I would be kind of lost.
They do have IMGs.
What do you think about alleghany, st elizabeth boston, U Oklahoma and SUNY upstate
Embarrassed to talk about these programs when most of the people here are talking about some really good university programs but any input would be HIGHLY appreciated! Mt sinai Queens or Mt sinai Elmhurst? Confused about how to rank these two.
In a recent thread whoknows2012 did comment on these programs. So I guess you should be fine
I am merely another IMG applicant but agree with the comment above. You should put Univ programs higher on your list. Personally I would put UT-Houston as your top 3 if not #1.
@Enzymaticdegradation neither of those would be considered “great” community programs but they still offer good training in the NYC area (which for many people remains a very desirable spot). I believe elmhurst would get the edge over Sinai queens hospital center but I have to say I don’t know much about either. Elmhurst is maybe a bit more we’ll known, until now I had never heard of Sinai queens
All good program. Allegheny is a favorite among we IMGs, in house fellowships, nice people etc.
SUNY also a good program. Don’t know much about Oklahoma. St Elizabeth is underrated. From what I know: SUNY>Allegheny>/=St Elizabeth. Also depends on what fellowships you are interested, if you are.
It seemed okay, but I would have liked it better if there was a presentation on the highlights of the program and the other benefits, and schedule...etc. Unfortunately, we were not taken on a tour and barely had any resident interaction. So, I am still not sure what their schedule except for what is on their website. Again, not sure if the website has been updated recently. They did say they had a cath lab and dialysis unit.. All in all, not the best experience, but it was an experience.
Hey everyone I'm a visa requiring IMG, would appreciate some insights and help on my rank order list. Fellowship interest : undecided maybe hem/ onc or cards. Visa: J1 (haven't taken Step 3)
2. MedStar Washington Hospital, DC
3. East Carolina University
4. Rochester General Hospital
5. Saint Peters University Hospital
6. MetroWest Framingham
7. Loyola MacNeal Hospital
8. Carle Foundation Hospital
9. University of Hawaii
10. SSM St Mary's St Louis
11. Marshfield Clinic
12. St Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac
Thanks in advance !
Does Macneal sponsor h1?
No, only J 1
Do you have a location preference? This seems random to me. Also why Cooper over UT Houston? Looks like the strongest program on your list.
About Cooper, Are they really interested in IMGs? The IMG interview day was a little off.
Hi guys. I am an non-US IMG, and would greatly appreciate your feedback on racking of the following programs. Future interest is Hem/onc fellowship. Have taken Step 3, and would prefer an H1b visa:
Mt Sinai - SLR
Pennsylvania hospital of the UPenn
St Elizabeth - Boston
The top three look good in that order. Don't know much about the 4th program to choose between 4 and 5.
Any input on Mercy Medical Center in Chicago vs. Oak Hill hospital?
Mount Sinai SLR vs. Uni of Arkansas?
Hello everyone, would appreciate your insight on this rank list for possible GI fellowship, no geographic limitations.
Why? On Doximity, SLR is ranked higher, way higher
I'd appreciate any input on ranking these programs.
MSU, East Lansing
Texas Tech, Amarillo
Uni at Buffalo/Sisters of Charity
If that's Case-UH then:
If it's MetroHealth, lump it in the last group.
I know oak hill. It's an HCA program that's about 4-5 years old. Random location but close enough to Tampa and Orlando to be able to make day trips. Low cost of living. They're getting better at research, but still not quite as much as other HCA programs in FL. But they did have 100% board passage last year, which is nice. Fellowship matches are improving, I think they had people getting pulm/crit and rheum this year, but not cards or GI yet as far as I know. I think if you're interested in competitive fellowships, it may not be the best option. But it's a good non malignant culture in a decent location with good weather and solid primary care training. PD is very receptive to improvements and suggestions.
My only knowledge of Mercy is that there was a shooting there a few months ago. Not trying to put down Mercy, but I think safety is an important factor to consider, especially if you didn't know. Good luck in deciding.
I would put it as Case> Tufts>GWU>UMD>West virginia/missouri-columbia> Utah.
Regional preferences matter a lot for fellowships. CWRU and Tufts have a number of excellent institutes in the vicinity.
But Utah has a national reputation that only Case (and maybe UMD) come anywhere close to having.
Unless you truly prefer downstate over upstate, on no list should downstate be above upstate. And I would also put cook county above peoria from a hands-on perspective. Cook county is a well-respected community program that is, IMO, much better than a low-tier uni like UI Peoria. Also, don't know your geographical preference, but Arkansas is pretty rough.
UT- Houston should be moved up, so should upstate. I'd move UConn down in exchange for both houston programs, especially for cards.
Doximity, while it's all we have, is a pretty dodgy rating tool. It shouldn't be looked upon as the end all be all.
GWU is not as strong a tier as UMD or Utah. As said above I would put Case/Tufts/UMD in the same tier.