uncfinley said:anybody notice on the aaoms career line that there are 2 open spots at mgh for a pgy 3 and 4 for 2007, what's the dillio?
6897round2 said:I think one spot is because they didn't match someone that year and chose not to take someone post match. The other is because one of the residents is doing an additional general surgery year (possibly for plastics eligibility).
I externed there and actually had a decent time. There are a lot of private patients, but the residents do get to cut quite a bit. There's a private service and a ward service (run by the residents).
Here's, according to me, the pros and cons:
-Large faculty covering numerous hospitals
-Extensive pediatric/craniofacial, orthognathic and TMJ experience
-Good trauma experience (although, I think Esclavo likes to say that his PD went to MGH and didn't do any ZMCs - I saw 2-3/week while I was there).
-Fairly good relationship with plastics (ENT isn't really part of the picture, since they're at another hospital)
-Cancer experience acquired by rotation on Head and Neck Service for 4 months
-Great place to work if you like research
-Some malignant personalities, though I heard its not as bad as it used to be
-Very expensive medical school (though, apparently they have great financial aid) and moonlighting is NOT allowed
-Implant experience is adequate, but not great
-Almost no presence at the dental school
-Six years is a long time to spend living in Boston, one of the most expensive cities in the country
-Amount of operating done as an intern (excluding clinic and trauma) = ZERO
There's typically a lot of MGH bashing on here, but I've listed what I think are the pros and cons. PM me if you want a more detailed account of my month there.
esclavo said:I will qualify what I have said in the past with the fact that my PD was at MGH over seven years ago as a resident and then woooed 2 different times to go back as faculty. Maybe my information is "out of date". I have a friend who transferred there and maybe I'll make a call. My PD said he just felt like a glorified orthognathic surgeon when he was done at MGH and felt like he got screwed in the procedural end of his training. It isn't like he was a tool. I've been to meetings where other MGHers have told me that my PD was Kaban's boy and the only one who was prepared enough, smart enough, and compulsive enough to avoid Dr. K's wrath. Now I here that residents don't operate much with Dr. K. My PD has bitter feelings I guess much of his operating and scope of practicel experience there.... times change I guess.
a substantial decrease in scut work(send lab work out, special assistant for orthognathic workups,etc),.
No, at MGH the residents do the orthognathic workups, cutting the models, and treatment plan...they just have specific assistants who will pour models, and help out...etc. It is just a much smoother process now, and much more organized...saving time and headache.
In regards to your seven years comment, it did not make sense- just for clarity..OMFS at MGH is 6 years.