Agreed on both counts. I've heard from numerous applicants that other programs haven't yet decided on what they're going to do for next year, I think its a benefit to already have a plan in place with time during this year to field test it.I'd also be very interested to see what programs are telling applicants, in regards to how they're restructuring to accomodate the new work hour rules. Too bad there were just *crickets*.
I could fill this thread with stories about the fun/interesting/"interesting" things that applicants have done while I'm on the other side of the table (i.e. interviewing them) but that hardly seems sporting.
We're doing one month of no inpatient (July) next year, I'll be curious to see how that works.only innovative thing I've seen thus far is one program that starts out with two months of clinic before inpatient duties begin. It is designed to take some of the pressure off the new intern and give them a sense that the clinic is "home".
Then there was the PD who said he was negotiating with a local bank to give all new interns zero-down low interest mortgages