IMG Internal Medicine Applicants - Match 2019

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  1. whoknows2012

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    This is way off base. Umd is leaps and bounds better than GWU. Tufts regional location is only helpful if people were matching into fellowships in the Boston programs (besides bmc) and they aren’t. Much better off at Utah and umd and it’s not even close
     
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    sorry for the hiatus - ROL officially done!
     
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    @onelonewolf to back up my claim about tufts, In cardiology GI hem onc pulm cc and rheum, the 5 most competitive subspecialties, all of one person matched at a Harvard program, mgh in cards, since 2015. A few at bmc, many others at tufts. I’m sure the training is good but we should be clear and factual about our ranking recommendations
     
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    Hey everyone. Any input on ranking these programs?
    I am a Non US IMG. Fellowship interest: hem/onc or cards. Thank you !
    1.MedStar WHC vs East Carolina University
    2.Loyola MacNeal vs Carle Foundation Hospital vs MetroWest Framingham
     
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    Hey guys, I would appreciate any input in terms of ranking the following programs:

    UPMC - Mercy
    UCSF - Fresno
    Jersey Shore University Medical Center
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
    Hackensack - Palisades
    Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education Program
    AU/UGA Medical Partnership

    I have no geographical limitations, I want to base my decision solely on the program.

    Appreciate all the input :)
     
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    hello everyone.
    Methodist vs uconn vs St lukes roosevelt?
    Future plans- fellowship not sure which one.
     
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    Hey guys! How would you rank the following? I prefer an H1b visa.

    Tufts
    Mount Sinai/ St. Luke’s
    University of Arkansas
    UMass
    Penn State University
    University of Arizona
    Albert Einstein Philly
    Beaumount - RO
    MetroHealth
    UMKC
    University of Toledo
    Medstar Washington Hospital Center
    Oklahoma University
    University of Missouri
    Creighton University
    Albany Medical Center
    Ascension St. John Hospital
     
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    Which methodist? Houston Methodist Hospital? Brooklyn Methodist? Do you have any geographic/visa preferences?
     
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    Its Houston Methodist and no location preferences.
     
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    I would rank SLR> Houston Methodist> UConn. All three are very good programs with great fellowship opportunities. Depends on which city you would like to live in at the end.
     
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    I did not interview at UConn so I don't have an opinion on it. Overall based on my perception of quality of training, I would rank Mt Sinai SLR>Houston Methodist. However, it also depends on financial situation (COL in NY >>> Houston) and visa preference if needed (SLR offers H1b vs Houston Methodist offers only J1). Ultimately, I think both are very strong options
     
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    Tufts was actually one of the first hem-onc formal training programs in the country. Still have some world-class faculty. George Washington University has a stellar name as well. These two are definitely way above Utah for reputation.
     
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    Rutgers NJMS vs Mount Sinai St. Luke/West? Any input would be appreciated.
     
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    You are very wrong my friend. What is your basis for feeling like an expert in this area?

    An intern and you feel like you’ve navigated the profession enough to feel confident in your recommendations?

    Tufts having the first hem/onc program is irrelevant. GWU is << Georgetown and UMD regionally. The good “name” is mostly for its undergrad, the medical school is also good but the IM program is while academic does not have the prestige of umd or Utah. @gutonc @MeatTornado
     
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    Why st Luke’s over all those uni programs?
     
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    Really ? You are telling an academic hem/onc which are the better academic hem/onc programs? Ballsy....
     
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    Because it sponsors H1b and their fellowship match is comparable to (or sometimes better than) most of the university programs in my list. Where do you think it should be if visa wasn't an issue?
     
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    Lol. My thoughts exactly
     
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    Have you confirmed Tufts gives H1b visa? I was under the impression they did not. Also (just out of curiosity hahah), did you get an email fro Albert Einstein Philly confirming H1b visa sponsorship?
     
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    We can't know if Tufts will sponsor H1b until the match so they may not.
    Einstein said they will sponsor J1 only. Do you know if they will sponsor H1b for anyone?
     
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    It won't hurt to ask them. Nevertheless, the intern told me that no one in the pgy1 class was sponsored H1b.
     
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    Regarding Einstein Philly: They sent an email asking what our preference was... I replied that H1b. Later I got an email saying that they had discussed all applicants seeking H1b visa sponsorship and if I match there I should expect J1 visa hahah. I am not sure if some people will get sponsored H1b and the rest J1 or if everybody gets J1 or how their selection process works. Although, to be honest I am glad they told me because during interview day they mentioned H1b visa sponsorship and it would have been a very unpleasant surprise to find out match day that they would only sponsor J1.
     
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    Meh...I don't really give a s***. I'm not sure why I keep coming back to give helpful advice in this dumpster fire of a thread.

    But...you know, good luck everybody.
     
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    Whenever I see posts like his/hers which is kind of clearly off base, with low post count and failure to respond when called out I tend to think the worst. Call me a pessimist
     
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    GWU is not stellar in comparison to the programs you have listed. It’s an average to lower average tier academic program, for which the draw is basically just that it’s in DC. Tufts having an old heme onc program is irrelevant especially in a city that includes Dana Farber... this is just plain incorrect
     
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    Why must you put people down? That was rude. No one has forced anyone to be a part of this thread.
     
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    I didn't actually put anyone down. I said I don't care if people don't want to follow my good advice and that I was uncertain why I kept offering it.

    Not sure what you read there.
     
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    Hey guys. I'm wondering if anyone knows about the following programs and could help me rank them according to reputability. I'll be looking for a heme/onc fellowship at the end of this and I don't need a visa.

    Current order: 1. U of Louisville 2. U of Mass 3. Pennsylvania Hosp 4. WV Univ

    @gutonc I'd really like your input please
     
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    Personally?
    UMass/Louisville (I'd choose UMass, but that's me)
    WVU
    Pennsy
     
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    Hello, could someone help me rate these programs? I am interested in a heme/onc fellowship, H1B visa is preferred:
    Albert Einstein- Jacobi Campus
    William Beaumont
    Rutgers NJMS
    Yale Waterbury
    MedStar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center
    Albert Einstein Philadelphia
    West Virgina University
    University of Oklahoma
    Albany Med
     
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    NJMS
    Einstein Philly or WHC
    WVU technically higher but I have no desire to ever end up in WV
    Oklahoma/Albany
    The rest
     
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    This is reasonable
     
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    Guys
    Any thoughts about
    Jacobi vs cook county vs Metrohealth??
    I am really confused between them !!
     
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    If you want to do cardiology, stick to Jacobi as number . Not sure about metrohealth. But if their cards placement is decent. You can rank it higher.
     
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    Yess!
    But after hearing about scut work and all I am having second thoughts about Jacobi!
    Do you have any insights?
     
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    This is a matter of priority. For me, if I can get into my desired fellowship, I don't care about the amount of scutwork.
    Residency is only three years after all. But you will have Jacobi on your resume forever. People do value where you did your residency.
     
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    Hey guys.
    Any thoughts on ranking of following programs. Undecided about fellowship, will be on J1 Visa. No location preference
    Hennepin county Medical center
    CWRU Metrohealth
    LSU Shreveport
    St. Peter's University Hospital New Brunswick
     
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    Hi everyone. I am pretty certain of my top3 ranks but the bottom ones are a blur. I would really appreciate any thoughts you might have on the order of 4-9.

    1. Mt Sinai SLR/-W
    2. SUNY downstate
    3. UT-San Antonio
    4. Pennsylvania hospital
    5. Lincoln Medical Center
    6. Richmond University Medical Center
    7. Mercy Hospital St Louis
    8. Kendall Regional Medical Center
    9. Montefiore (Wakefield)

    Thank you, and best of luck to everyone
     
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    I agree with you!
    But when the rest 2 also have good reputation, I have to choose between best in cards+ scut work vs decent in cards + less scut work !!
     
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    If you really want to compare, isn't Cook County infamous for its scut work? I know they said they improved over the years but its still a county hospital which encompasses heavy workload. I heard from my senior who trained there that you have little time to do research.
     
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    Pardon me, heard little about your 4~9, but why UTSA and SUNY downstate behind SLR?
     
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    OP is right to put Slr over downstate. Some academic university affiliations are better than some low tier university programs. This is one example.
     
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    Hey, guys! Please, need some help
    Non-Us IMG; I’ll be looking for Cardio/GI/Pulm&Crit
    Uconn or University of Miami/JMH
     
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    I would rank UT-San Antonio higher than Mt Sinai SLR unless you have a compelling reason to live in NY or want an H1b visa. COL in San Antonio <<<< NY, training similar if not better in UT San Antonio and less scutwork in UT-San Antonio. I would also rank Mt Sinai SLR over SUNY downstate. I don't really know more about the rest of your programs
     
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    Is there scutwork in Mt Sinai SLR?
     
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    Compared to UTSA, yes. Ancillary staff works differently in Texas than NY, at least in my experience as a medical student rotating at different hospitals. I don't think Mt Sinai SLR has a horrible amount of scutwork or that it's scutwork>teaching. Compared to other (if not most) community programs in NY it has the least amount of scutwork I saw during the interview trail but if compared to Texas, it does have scutwork. Everything is relative hahaha. Personally, I want to stay in the NE and Mt Sinai SLR is in my top 5 options. But if I had no compelling reason to stay in the NE, I would rank UTSA higher than Mt Sinai SLR.
     
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    Yes you’re right but the things have changed a lot since couple of years and that’s why compared to Jacobi, cook county has minimal scut work. And talking about Metrohealth, it’s even not in the category of scut work!
     
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    I liked the program on the interview day and according to Frieda it is also a University program. Not community with university affiliation. Or is that incorrect?
     
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    Thank you very much for your input. I am currently living in NYC but I am pretty flexible. And I don't need a visa so thats not an issue.

    What do you mean by COL?
     
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    If you’re talking about slr it’s community with university affiliation. The only Sinai university program is the main Sinai/icahn hospital

    Also, COL is cost of living
     

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