That is great to hear, but when I interviewed there a resident told me in front of an attending "we like to say that we are a great program as if we are the only great program, but the truth is that there are a lot of great programs out there, and if I had the chance to do this over, I wouldn't come here." That sealed the deal for me to not even rank MGH because I was interviewing at 15 other "great" programs.MGH is also not a "malignant" environment in any respect. We all work very hard, and there is not much sympathy for those who do not pull their weight. There is also not abundant praise for a job well done. That being said, there is a strong bonding between classmates (we feel like soldiers sometimes!)
But you can see the same pathology at Wash U. Stanford, Univ of Washington, UCSF, UCLA, BWH, Texas SW etc..I still find it hard to believe that someone could turn down a program like MGH, where you see some of the most fascinating pathology in the world,
50% harder, 50% better!Originally posted by Ludy
I'm a little nervous because my program took 3 fewer residents this year than it did last year and the year before (it filled, but had 3 fewer spots open)... does that mean we're going to be working 50% harder?
I interviewed with Dr Young, I thought he was great. He's a legend. He had all of these really old pathology texts (like, first editions from a LONG time ago) in his office. Attendings like Dr Young are the reasons the MGH program maintains its great reputation. As I said, it was tough to put mgh #2.Originally posted by pathstudent
It was in a room near the residents rooms/sign out rooms, and the attending was an Irish accented man.