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I will be interviewing at Henry Ford Hospital in a week or so for IM and I was wondering if anyone had finished an interview there already. Can anyone tell me about the interview and the reputation of the program?

How is the IM program and fellowship opportunities there? I have heard that the program has a good reputation for its training.

Thanks!
 

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As a medical student I'm based at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and have done several rotations downtown at Henry Ford Hospital (Main Campus).
I can't speak to interviews or residency there, and I'm not applying in the state of Michigan, or really the mid-west at all.
My experience there has been uniformly excellent. It's a very large tertiary medical center (almost 1000 beds in the main hospital) with both general wards/floors and sub-specialty floors for Pulmonary, Cardiology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, etc. It's a large program to my understanding, as you'd expect at such a large institution, but my impression is that the residents are hard-working and impressive. Unfortunately I didn't do a medicine rotation there, only sub-specialties and I can more speak to the feel of the hospital than the medicine program. If I were to stay in Michigan, it would be near the top of my list after UMich (although this is a totally different beast). There's a plenty of intense MICU, Surgical ICU, CCU, NeuroICU, etc experience and of course the amazing pathology that Detroit provides. I truly enjoyed my experience in the Detroit area and I'm very glad I had the opportunity to do much of my clinical years there.
They seem to place their residents well, and I saw many in their many fellowships, so I can't imagine that it will hamper your ambitions. It's a "community" program in the sense that it's not a university hospital, but do keep in mind that it's an intensely academic atmosphere from my perspective (I could be wrong as a MS4) and it has plenty of med students based there from Wayne State, UMich, and MSU (generally COM) and tons of research.
Hope this helps you and that others are able to provide what I can't about the program specifically.
All the best!
- s1e
 

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Thanks! I am really looking forward to interviewing at Henry Ford because the people I have interacted with are so friendly! I guess that made me feel like people who work there are happy in spite of the stress and work! Thanks for all the extra information you gave me!
 
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