I hate the idea of perpetuating the 'rumor mill'; however, I feel that it is very important to get information that is important to applicants out there and available. That said, please reveal & discuss things that you have heard regarding anesthesiology programs that understand to be "malignant" or that you feel will have a difficult time meeting the new 2003 resident work hours restriction. If you see a posting w/i this thread that you disagree with, please, by all means, express your counter viewpoint. Most of what we think we know about programs comes from professionally prepared brochures, web site and the 'rumor mill'. Maybe this will become a forum that we can use to reveal the true "self" of some programs out there. From what I know: Hopkins: particularly grueling call schedule for CA1 & CA2 years...have heard as intense as q2 day & 36 hours/pop for both years. Mass Gen: essentially a similar story to Hopkins -- lots of call, excessive hours and not too much of the academics All I have for now...please offer up your own feedback or observations.