Thanks Anbuitachi! any other info would be very appreciated...
Since I haven't worked there yet, I have no real footing to give you any updates about the status of the program.
I do have some information I used in making my rank list, which might give an idea:
For 2013 out of 31 graduating residents (excluding chiefs), 10 went into practice (7 in NYC area, with 5 staying at NS-LIJ).
The rest matched into fellowships. 3 in P/CCM (NYU, 2 at NS/LIJ), 5 in cardio (4 at NS/LIJ, NYH of Queens), 1 in GI at NS/LIJ, 1 in Heme/Onc at NS/LIJ, 4 in nephrology (2 at NS/LIJ, NYU and Yale), 1 in endocrine at MSSM, 2 in allergy/immuno at NS/LIJ, 1 in ID at NS/LIJ, 1 in palliative at NS/LIJ, 1 in occupational at Yale. 90% matched in their first 2 choices, what ever that may mean.
For 2012, out of 35 graduating residents (excluding chiefs), 11 went into practice (6 in NYC area, with 5 staying at NS-LIJ).
The rest matched into fellowships except for 1 who went to do research at Cleveland Clinic. 3 in P/CCM (NYU, Monte, NS/LIJ), 6 in cardio (2 at NS/LIJ, 1 at NYH of Queens, 3 at random programs), 1 in GI at NS/LIJ, 3 in Heme/Onc (at Hopkins, Columbia and MSSM), 2 in nephrology at NS/LIJ, 1 in endocrine at NS/LIJ, 1 in ID at NS/LIJ, 2 in palliative at NS/LIJ, 1 in geriatrics at NS/LIJ, 1 in hepatology at NIH. 100% matched in their first 2 choices.
For 2011, out of 34 graduating residents (excluding chiefs), 12 went into practice (9 in NYC area, with 6 staying at NS-LIJ).
The rest matched into fellowships except for 1 who went to do a pathology residency at MSSM. 4 in cardio (1 at NS/LIJ, Columbia, Brown and University of Buffalo), 1 in GI at NS/LIJ, 3 in Heme/Onc (at MD Anderson, UCSD, Yale), 2 in nephrology (at NS/LIJ, and U of Chicago), 2 in endocrine (at NS/LIJ and Beth Israel Deaconess), 1 in rheum at Stony Brook, 3 in palliative at NS/LIJ, 3 in Allergy and Immuno at NS/LIJ, Cincinanati Children's Hospital and MSSM. 90% matched in their first 2 choices.
In 2011 there were 7 chiefs, in 2012 there were 6 and in 2013 there were 5. In 2011 they matched into P/CCM at MSSM, Allergy and Immuno at NS/LIJ, endocrine at NYU, and cardio (2 at NS/LIJ and Brown). In 2012 they matched into P/CCM at NS/LIJ, heme/onc at NS/LIJ and Tufts, Geriatrics at Cornell, Endocrine at NS/LIJ, one became a hospitatlist at NS/LIJ. I don't have data for 2013.
People interpret these differently, but in my view it shows it's a solid program, with ~2/3 of the classes sub specializing. This is on par with most non-elite university programs. There is a clear preference to stay within the system for most sub specialties, which I'm guessing has to do with preference of the PDs to reserve the spots for internal applicants (I've been told ~1/2 of the spots are reserved). Whether that is good depends on the sub specialty in question, as the strength will vary by program. Of those that go outside the system, it seems they go to programs in reputed institutions for the most part. A little less than 1/2 of the class goes into competitive specialties (Cardio, GI, P/CCM) which is somewhat reassuring. My assessment is that in terms of outcomes as seen in placement, NS/LIJ does a pretty decent job. I guess one thing that I don't have the data to look at, is how many of these graduates go on to more academic careers after fellowship. That's a measure that can be used to determine the status of a program. I think that while NS/LIJ might not be considered a heavy academic program, it does quite well in practical terms (placement). What an individual graduate does after fellowship, seems to me, is a lot more dependent on the individual, less on the program where he/she trained. So NS/LIJ is pretty good at getting you to a point where you can decide what you want to do.