The following is my question to and a response from a senior resident at a program I've applied to (edited to protect the innocent, but "key" words all there). Question: 1. What are areas for improvement with respect to education and clinical training? 2. What will the program look like in 5 years? Answer: "The Hospital is a busy one and we see some amazing things but because of the high level of acuity and patient load, you sometimes have less time to read and build on your experience. In general, though, you learn so much from seeing and doing and the attendings and fellows are happy to teach on their cases. Conferences and morning reports are important, but as an intern, you dont have as much time to read on your own. .Our chairman is really proactive and is taking initiative on progress. There is an upcoming careful analysis of the curriculum to increase educational opportunities and decrease the intensity of more "service-oriented" rotations. Most of us are excited about the direction our program is headed and the positive changes on the horizon that will make a great program even better." If anyone has interpretive comments, I'd love to hear them. I'd rather save my thoughts until others have commented, so as not to color them. Thanks everyone! .