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NYC IM programs

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by cardigan, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. cardigan

    cardigan Member
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    Oct 29, 2001
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    Any thoughts on the pros and cons of the various NYC Internal Medicine residency programs? I am specifically looking at Cornell, Columbia, Mt Sinai, and NYU. My take so far:

    cons= very private, subspecialty oriented.
    pros= beautiful new hospital. nice housing, of course. i like the idea of specialty wards.

    cons= i don't speak spanish. relatively poor ancillary services.
    pros= two attending system, diverse clinical experience, social mission

    Mt Sinai:
    cons= ????
    pros= warm atmosphere, benign internship experience. diversity of elmhurst experience. everyone seems very happy.

    cons= poor ancillary services, residents hate all-private months at tisch. considered to be academically weaker than other NYC programs (for whatever that's worth).
    pros= train at bellevue! diversity of experiences.

    My gut feeling is with Sinai, but I don't know if that's based on unreliable factors. I'm very tempted by the perks of Cornell. But I'd appreciate any other views on these or other NYC programs.
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