Internal Medicine: TAMC VS WBAMC

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  1. SE2013

    SE2013

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    Which Internal Medicine residency program is better?

    Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI
    William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX

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  3. SE2013

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    Gastrapathy no longer apathetic Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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    No one did two residencies. Programs change dramatically over time. But, seriously, you are asking the group to compare Oahu and El Paso. The only advantages I see to El Paso are cost of living and the opportunity to skip down to Juarez for some tasty tacos.
     
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    colbgw02 Delightfully Tacky 10+ Year Member

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    Yeah, I was originally tempted to post, "if you're going to answer your own question..."

    There are people who ended up at El Paso who rather would have been at Tripler. The converse is much less likely to be true. Either way, location - and not academics - is the primary reason. It's not like you can't get good training at WBAMC. So, if you've got family in west Texas or if you just have a proclivity for tumbleweeds, then go for it.
     
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    You could compare the board pass rate and ACGME accreditation status of each program to get a rough idea of the quality of academics.

    ABIM Board Pass Rate 2010-2012:
    Program Name City and State Number of Examinees Number Passing Percent Passing 95% Confidence Interval
    TAMC, Tripler AMC, HI 26 25 96 88 - 100
    WBAMC, El Paso, TX 20 14 70 61 - 79
    Source: http://www.abim.org/pdf/pass-rates/residency-program-pass-rates.pdf

    ACGME Accreditation Info:
    TAMC Accreditation And General Information
    Original Accreditation Date: February 14, 1949
    Accreditation Status: Continued Accreditation

    Accreditation Effective Date: January 29, 2009
    Accredited Length of Training: 3 years
    Program Format: Standard
    Last Site Visit Date: October 21, 2008
    Self Study Date (Approximate): October 01, 2017

    WBAMC Accreditation And General Information
    Original Accreditation Date: April 25, 1957
    Accreditation Status: Continued Accreditation with Warning

    Accreditation Effective Date: May 17, 2013
    Accredited Length of Training: 3 years
    Program Format: Standard
    Last Site Visit Date: February 13, 2013
    Self Study Date (Approximate): October 01, 2015

    Source: https://www.acgme.org/ads/Public/Programs/Search

    But I do agree, programs change drastically over time. Especially so with the high turnover in the military.
     

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