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For those who have to factor in Spouse/Family, how much do you weight Prestige/Quality of Training versus having to move to a new area forcing your family to readjust with new job, new schools etc for 3 years. Is it 50/50 or does one weigh one much higher than the other? I'm sure some of you are having a tough time ranking something that is lower tier but easier for the family as opposed to vice versa. Thanks for any insight
this is obviously a personal decision, but family always comes first in my opinion. I ranked my programs on a geographic basis, my first two were high-tier academic and3/4 were community shops. Did I feel like I was short changing myself by not ranking competitive programs more highly? Yes I did, but I knew my family would be happier. I would be happier as well because of that. And ultimately, we wanted to stay in this area after fellowship. It ended up working out that I matched at an academic place. But now that everything is over and I realize how busy fellowship is and how much joy it brings me to come home to my kids and SO after a busy day.... I can’t believe how much I stressed over my rank list before I submitted.

Let me say that this is also from the perspective of someone that wants to do general GI. If your goals are hardcore academic IBD, liver transplant, NIH-track research, etc, then yes you are probably better served going to an academic program.
 
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Any thoughts on ranking the New Orleans programs: Tulane, Ochsner, LSU? Thinking about staying in academics and possibly interested in IBD or hepatology. Also curious about fellows' quality of life at the 3 programs.
 
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this is obviously a personal decision, but family always comes first in my opinion. I ranked my programs on a geographic basis, my first two were high-tier academic and3/4 were community shops. Did I feel like I was short changing myself by not ranking competitive programs more highly? Yes I did, but I knew my family would be happier. I would be happier as well because of that. And ultimately, we wanted to stay in this area after fellowship. It ended up working out that I matched at an academic place. But now that everything is over and I realize how busy fellowship is and how much joy it brings me to come home to my kids and SO after a busy day.... I can’t believe how much I stressed over my rank list before I submitted.

Let me say that this is also from the perspective of someone that wants to do general GI. If your goals are hardcore academic IBD, liver transplant, NIH-track research, etc, then yes you are probably better served going to an academic program.
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Family comes first.
 
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Hello,
Can anyone help me ranking these 2 programs
Sunny Downstate Brooklyn
University of Arkansas

Thank you
Are these the obit two you ranking ?
Also do you have any family or ties to any of the regions ?

both programs have their Strengths but it all comes down to you.

how do you rank them.
 

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Thanks for your reply. These are the two strong programs on my list. No geographic preference. Any feedback would be really appreciated
What are you looking for? I think Arkansas program has more stuff (livers, advanced, etc) but what is your goal? You’d probably be equally hireable for most jobs graduating from either.
 
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Do fast track Research internal candidates go on a T32 as fellows or do they typically use a clinical slot with their own funding?
 
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I know programs recently had to update their quotas, is there anyway to see if programs we are ranking increased the amount of fellow spots?
 
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I know programs recently had to update their quotas, is there anyway to see if programs we are ranking increased the amount of fellow spots?
Can you elaborate what you mean by this? Why would they be forced to increase the number of fellows to take? I haven't heard anything about this.
 
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Is everyone excited for the results.
please update us when you match l,
no need to say where but do say if it was first or second choice if you wish.

also please come back to the forum and help and give insight for future applicants and fellows graduating.
 
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How would you rank rush, uic, loyola, iowa, Georgetown, VCU?

Asking for the friend of a friend.
it seems you have many friends who applied to various fellowships and all need your help in ranking their programs.
Please tell your friends to join us.
 
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How would you rank rush, uic, loyola, iowa, Georgetown, VCU?

Asking for the friend of a friend.
Within Chicago, Loyola (good overall experience but, lots of bleeder experience, call is rough, good LVAD, nutrition exposure, liver v strong they gutted UIC's liver division)>>UIC>Rush (not super familiar with the division but this is what I heard from mentors). UIowa probably the most 'prestigious' of the group but location, location, VCU pretty strong overall especially if aiming for liver long-term. Georgetown has been discussed above but probably similar to Loyola.
 
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Hoping to shed some light in NE programs- anyone have any insight on Jefferson vs Temple vs Cooper vs Hershey vs Penn? Hoping to go into private practice and would want to move to Philly area.
 
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Hoping for some thoughts on Med college of Wisconsin, uw-Madison, Henry ford, rush, Loyola, and case western? My plan is to be general GI initially in academics but may end up private in 5-10 years.
 
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Hoping for some thoughts on Med college of Wisconsin, uw-Madison, Henry ford, rush, Loyola, and case western? My plan is to be general GI initially in academics but may end up private in 5-10 years.
I would say:

MCW - Uni of W - Henry Ford - (dont know about Case Western but name is known) - Loyola - then Rush.
 
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I would say:

MCW - Uni of W - Henry Ford - (dont know about Case Western but name is known) - Loyola - then Rush.
MCW-RUSh-Case won’t go beyond this on your rank order list.
Rush is a super strong program.
 
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Hoping to shed some light in NE programs- anyone have any insight on Jefferson vs Temple vs Cooper vs Hershey vs Penn? Hoping to go into private practice and would want to move to Philly area.
Temple-Hershey-Penn-Cooper

Temple is super strong
Hershey also strong
 
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Just curious if anyone had opinions on Kaiser SF GI fellowship program? I know the program is very young. Does this close doors in terms of potential jobs after fellowship. For example, you most likely will only be hired by Kaiser in the future?

How does Kaiser LA compare to other programs in SoCal?
bump. Seeing if anyone had a comment here?
 
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Hoping for some thoughts on Med college of Wisconsin, uw-Madison, Henry ford, rush, Loyola, and case western? My plan is to be general GI initially in academics but may end up private in 5-10 years.
Only thing I'd add is that I think Henry Ford is a fantastic fellowship. Well rounded, lots of advanced and transplant with a reasonable amount of IBD. Fellows seemed happy too. Its not U of M but easily the second best in Michigan.
 
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Hoping to shed some light in NE programs- anyone have any insight on Jefferson vs Temple vs Cooper vs Hershey vs Penn? Hoping to go into private practice and would want to move to Philly area.
Upenn and jeff’s mission statements say they are trying to produce academic subspecialists
 
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Not sure if this is accurate...

I've heard not great things about Rush's program. But I suppose that may be hearsay.
what have you heard. I know two people in the program as of now. So please tell me and I can confirm if what you heard is correct or not.
 

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Certainly depends on the program, but how common are calls from PD post interview?
 
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Anyone have thoughts on Monte (main) vs Northwell (main) vs MSBI? Seem fairly similar and clinical with more research at Northwell, but didn't know general perception of each
 
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Monte main is super busy. MSBI have been cutting down on volume, thats something to consider. Northwell LIJ has good reputation in clinical care and should get good breadth of training
 

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Sorry this is such a generic question, but I'm just curious do most people get a positive reply when you send #1 email to them?

good luck to everyone!
 
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Sorry this is such a generic question, but I'm just curious do most people get a positive reply when you send #1 email to them?

good luck to everyone!
I didn’t get a reply at all. But this was the same for residency and I matched at my #1 then so hoping for a repeat.
 
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Sorry this is such a generic question, but I'm just curious do most people get a positive reply when you send #1 email to them?

good luck to everyone!
I got a positive reply, but it was vague. I think it's really rare for them to actually give you helpful information ("you are ranked to match" etc).
 

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Sorry this is such a generic question, but I'm just curious do most people get a positive reply when you send #1 email to them?

good luck to everyone!
All rank lists are long done. Whether you get a reply is based on the PD being in a good mood and up to date on replying emails. When they answer they will say something positive but may not even remember exactly who you are. This is what I’ve been told.
 
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All rank lists are long done. Whether you get a reply is based on the PD being in a good mood and up to date on replying emails. When they answer they will say something positive but may not even remember exactly who you are. This is what I’ve been told.
programs don’t burn bridges. We are a small community. You will see each other at some point in a year at some conference or meeting.

so Those replies are not dependable or favorable. Unless they call you and tell you we will see you there. There like 0.5% chance happening.
 
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Help please with ranking those 4 programs: (Reputation and training wise)
CCF Florida
Uni of Nebraska
Uni of Iowa
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
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Help please with ranking those 4 programs: (Reputation and training wise)
CCF Florida
Uni of Nebraska
Uni of Iowa
Medical College of Wisconsin
MCW
Iowa
Nebraska
CCF Florida
 
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Hello everyone:

Need some input about the following programs:
- university of Miami
- university of kentucky-lexinfton
- university of new mexico
- UTRGV-Rio grande valley
- university of Missouri-columbia
- Lehigh Valley
- Hackensack
- SUNY Downstate
- Albany Medical College

What have you heard about the above programs?? I am having seconds thoughts in regards of ranking.

Thank you all in advance!
How you ranking these.
 
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How you ranking these.

- university of Miami
- university of kentucky-lexinfton
- university of new mexico
- university of Missouri-columbia
- SUNY Downstate
- Albany Medical College
- UTRGV-Rio grande valley
- Lehigh Valley
- Hackensack

However, I would like some input in regards of reputation and quality of training.
 
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Best wishes for everyone. Certify. And please let us know the outcome and do come back to the page to help other GI fellows in training and residents applying.

all the best.:)
 
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- university of Miami
- university of kentucky-lexinfton
- university of new mexico
- university of Missouri-columbia
- SUNY Downstate
- Albany Medical College
- UTRGV-Rio grande valley
- Lehigh Valley
- Hackensack

However, I would like some input in regards of reputation and quality of training.
you got it nice. Certify.
 
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If you look up programs now on the NRMP site, it shows a program quota. Is this equal to number of spots available because for a few of the programs, it doesn’t align with what they mentioned during the interview day. Does this mean they took people outside of the Match?
 
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