sjumcat

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Hello friends,
Need help ranking.

Please, how would you rank these fine programs?

Texas Tech | St. Luke's Roosevelt | Mayo | UVA | Mount Sinai | Emory | UPMC | NYU | Columbia


Goal: no geographical ties. Looking for program that would offer best training & long term career benefit. Not sure how to rank. Not sure if I'll stay in academia or Private Practice. Thanks
 

Ducttape

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which one did you feel most comfortable?

when you are looking at good programs, go with your gut feeling where you would be happiest - both from program and from location standpoint.

in the end, unless you are dedicated in to going into academia, it doesnt matter. you will be a board certified pain doc, and then it will be time for you to really start learning how to manage pain.
 

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Have heard great things about UVA and UPMC, FWIW. I interviewed at none of these programs.
 
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Mayo and TT are two of the best programs in the country

you can live anywhere for a year of training. it might be more difficult flying to interviews that one year from rochester and lubbock
 
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I'll echo what Ducttape said. When you've got a good group of programs to rank, it comes down to what fits you personally the best. No point in "sucking it up" for a year because some people on the internets perceive one program as slightly better than another.
 

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I'd agree with the above. It really is primarily a question of fit and your goals for life with the fellowship.

I would add though that the difference between a bad program and a good program is pretty easy to pick up while the difference between a good and a great program is harder to define. Also, a lot of that can change in a heartbeat if one or two faculty members move in or out or on local politics.
 

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UPMC, Texas Tech, Emory: all good. Dunno much about the others....


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