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Hey I was wondering if anyone could help me out with their opinions on these programs that I’ve been considering.. Please keep in mind that location is not that important to me and I will eventually go for a Hem/Onc fellowship

Michigan- probably the most baller name on this list and from reading the forums it seems that basically this is a really demanding residency but excellent prep/fellowship prep- wonder how it compared to the others

Mayo- great training/name and since location isnt a factor…

Pittsburgh- seems that for the longest time nobody really concentrated on this program but recently I’ve heard some good pub out of Pitt- wonder if anyone had any thoughts/updates? (again keeping Onc in mind)

CWRU- kind of an afterthought compared to the others but pretty good residency (don’t know how well they do for Hem/Onc though) but I’ve heard that generally speaking the hospital is losing ground

BIDMC- good proximity to big names obviously but any other info (ie: comparison to the others) would be appreciated

Any comparisons/info would really help

I also wonder if anybody has any other programs (big names and those that arent really thought about) that fall within the same “level” that either do really well in Hem/Onc placement or are just overall really solid training
 

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Major0909 said:
I also wonder if anybody has any other programs (big names and those that arent really thought about) that fall within the same “level” that either do really well in Hem/Onc placement or are just overall really solid training
Not to be a dick or anything but there are easily 100+ programs (academic and community) that fulfill the requirements you set forth (really solid training and/or good Hem/Onc placement).

FWIW, I think that location should always be at least something of a consideration. There are lots of great programs all over the country so if you can think of a few places you'd like to live, you'll probably come up with a few dozen programs that are worth looking into. I looked at academic programs only in NYC, New England, Chicago/Upper Midwest and the Pacific Northwest (no Cali, no South, no mid-Atlantic) and had >30 programs on my initial list. I could have easily put another 30 on it if I'd included the mid-Atlantic, Rockies, Desert SW and California, all of which provide excellent training and good fellowship placement.

Good luck,

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yeah those are good points that I agree with- I guess I should have been more clear in that I meant academic programs that aren't often talked about (the Rochesters/Virginias, etc)

but to get back to the main topic I was wondering if anyone else had any input on the above mentioned programs-

I'm especially interested in hearing people's opinions about Pittsburgh as a program thats making a move up
 
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Major0909 said:
yeah those are good points that I agree with- I guess I should have been more clear in that I meant academic programs that aren't often talked about (the Rochesters/Virginias, etc)

but to get back to the main topic I was wondering if anyone else had any input on the above mentioned programs-

I'm especially interested in hearing people's opinions about Pittsburgh as a program thats making a move up
I'm at BIDMC right now and think it is a good place to train for someone wanting to pursue Heme/Onc fellowship. You can 1-2 months of your intern rotations at Dana Farber Cancer center (in either BMT or Oncology). Also, while at BI, you can basically do Heme/Onc research with any faculty on the Longwood campus if they have room to accomodate you. There is the Brigham, Dana Farber, BIDMC, and Harvard medical school, so a lot of faculty to choose from. I am not pursuing heme/onc though, so it might be agood idea to ask someone who is.
 

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Gharfunkle said:
I'm at BIDMC right now and think it is a good place to train for someone wanting to pursue Heme/Onc fellowship. You can 1-2 months of your intern rotations at Dana Farber Cancer center (in either BMT or Oncology). Also, while at BI, you can basically do Heme/Onc research with any faculty on the Longwood campus if they have room to accomodate you. There is the Brigham, Dana Farber, BIDMC, and Harvard medical school, so a lot of faculty to choose from. I am not pursuing heme/onc though, so it might be agood idea to ask someone who is.

Are there any caribbean grads in the IM program?
 
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