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Residency rankings...

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by Orin, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Orin

    Orin 7+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2009
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  3. geogil

    geogil Still training. 7+ Year Member

    May 1, 2006
    This is based on surveys that the residents filled out themselves, and can be biased by the degree of participation. Basically,the choice of residency is personal. By this stage in the game, you should be able to figure out which programs are good as you're interviewing. Ask your local program director as well, there can be programs which may be regionally renowned, but if most of the grads stay regional, the national reputation may not be well known.
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  4. geogil

    geogil Still training. 7+ Year Member

    May 1, 2006
    The "best" program is totally subjective, obviously. Someone might want a program in a smaller town to avoid the hassles of big city living, while this might be completely anathema to someone else. A strong program should give you lots of regional, reasonable peds exposure, easily meet and exceed your cardiac and thoracic numbers, and give you some elective time as your residency progresses. The ACGME minimum case numbers are surprisingly low for most things, so if someone tells you they barely get their minimums, thats a red flag.
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  5. Mman

    Mman Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    Plenty of attendings in the real world also filled out the survey.
  6. floridaboy18

    floridaboy18 ASA Member 5+ Year Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    This is funny. UF's residency program would be ranked in the bottom half of all residencies easily. Check their match rates for the last few years. Struggling work-horse kind of program. I am from an hour south of there and had ZERO interest in going because of how bad it was compared to the other programs in the south (Wake, Duke, Vandy, UAB, UVA...)

    This ranking has it ranked top 13. Only people that would think that are people at or graduating from the program, and that's because they feel bad about thinking otherwise.

    The rest looks reasonable, though people would change the order of these slightly depending on your perspective/knowledge of the individual programs.

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