i recently visited this program and have some mixed feelings. maybe some other people can comment. the other threads have been uniformly positive about BID, but i have some concerns. 1. i expected this program, with its harvard name/teaching affiliate of HMS, to be a high power program with a culture of academia. maybe something similar to what i saw at duke, mgh, hopkins, or washU. this was not the case. this program seems to be riding on its name, without having any sense of "we are a tough program like any other top program, but we help each other out, so that we are better docs down the road." 2. the people - i was unimpressed with the residents. largely due to the reason above. early in the day, the program leadership said they like to train the types of docs who provide the level of care that would be expected for their own family members. i doubt this program can get you there, since the residents seem more interested in enjoying their residency than challenging themselves in patient care. 3. the program leadership - zeidel, the chair, is awesome. but why go to a program when the PD can negatively impact you on your fellowship opportunities? all fellowships require a PD letter. what's the point in going to a program, working hard for several years, and then having the PD not fight for you, as has commonly been mentioned on prior forums. 4. when i visited boston and took the T, there were all these signs telling me to "keep an eye on BI." i was like, what the **** does that mean? i'm not sure what to make of the website (which i wont post, but i'm sure you can find), since it just seems to be a war about whether the hospital employees should be able to unionize, but there seems to be some inner struggle at the hospital. 5. the numbers - they posted their fellowship numbers at the orientation. 63% get their first choice of fellowship. 83% get their first or second choice. and apparently, everyone matched. i dont know if i should be impressed with these numbers or not. with all that said, this place will likely get you where you need to be. their fellowship matches are respectable, and i thought this is a good place for someone interested in primary care. it also boasts a nice EMR. and it's in boston, which seems like a nice city. but again, i'm trying to sort out this program since it was not what i expected... any thoughts appreciated.