As a side note, I spoke with the outgoing chief at Olympia Fields and he had all good things to say about the program there.
I've heard from the MD world that PCOM's program has the best reputation of the DO programs. I worked with one grad of that program and he was very well trained and respected amongst his MD colleagues.
Maybe this is a good place to ask this.
I want to apply to either olympia fields or cook county chicago for a rotation and for the life of me I cannot figure out how to do this. It was really easy to figure out DMC and the Kennedy system (UMDNJ). PCOM was even pretty straight forward, though the contact woman isn't getting back to me. but I cant find anything on either MWU/CCOM's website nor a google search on how to apply to these programs in IL.
Anyone care to enlighten me on how to get this done?
I was just told UMDNJ-SOM is not planning on taking urology residents this upcoming academic year. Does anybody know why? They told me they just found out before ERAS opened up but did not give me a reason. I'm not sure if the program is closing or they just took too many applicants last year.
You heard this from UMDNJ directly? How many applicants did they take last year. Obviously with the limited number of spots for Uro, this would be pretty unfortunate.
Looking at the uromatch spreadsheet, it seems like there are only 16 spots this year ... is that true? Where did the other 3 from 2011 go?
I see ... The Opportunities website makes it seem like some programs are very consistent with the number of residents they take in a given year, and some vary quite a bit. Is there any way of gauging ahead of time how many spots are going to be offered in a given year by the programs that vary? Or do you just have to wait and see what they say each year?Well last year UMDNJSOM matched 4, rather than 2. So those 2 are gone this year (and depending on how you do math, a 6 spot swing). There is actually more to it than just taking 4 people last year, but that sufficient to explain why there is zero from there this year.
Also IIRC Cook County is taking zero this year. But that may be rumor rather than fact, idk.
I see ... The Opportunities website makes it seem like some programs are very consistent with the number of residents they take in a given year, and some vary quite a bit. Is there any way of gauging ahead of time how many spots are going to be offered in a given year by the programs that vary? Or do you just have to wait and see what they say each year?
has anyone heard back from any of the programs?
So stressed out over this. 5 more days.
Thanks for the reply. I assumed PCOM would call, I obv didnt hear back and the few kids I do talk to still have not as well. Oh well. I guess we will find out in < 24 hrs. Best of luck everyone.