Right now I'm not sure if I want a community based program or a university based program. Does anyone knew of any obgyn community programs that stressed research and had a fair amount of obstretical/surgical case load?
Thanks for all the responses guys. I was curious, what kind of questions did you get during the residency interviews?
At community programs:
1. Why a community program?
2. Are you an independent learner, or do you need someone forcing you to study/read?
At both types:
1. Describe yourself with 3 words only.
2. Why ob/gyn?
3. What is your biggest fear about residency?
4. What 3 things do you see being big topics/crisis in healthcare in the next 20 years and how would you solve them? (Thank god that was asked in a 30 minute interview!)
5. How will your nursing background help you as a resident? Hurt you?
6. Why do you want to come here?
7. What questions do you have for me?
AND THE BIG ONE THAT EVERYBODY ASKED: Why leave Texas?
Those are pretty ballpark for most of my interviews. I hated the "how do you feel about teamwork" sort of questions, they seemed like a worthless exchange of air, but that's just me and I hate b.s.ing about useless, non fun topics.
I don't think a 198 relegates you to community programs. But since your question is about good community programs, lets try to make a list:
Orlando Regional Medical Center - Orlando Fl - heard really amazing things
John Peter Smith (Fort Worth Hospitals) - Fort Worth, TX - very innovative in scheduling, no 24 hour shifts when in ob/gyn dept, supportive faculty
St. Vincent Hospital - Indianapolis, IN - great people, great training
St. Joseph's - Denver, CO - great city, I didn't mesh well with the people, but others I know loved it.
I also interviewed at New Hanover RMC in Wilmington - where all of the open ob slots were... the people were nice, just seemed like they kept changing things like call vs night float, etc, seemed a bit disorganized.