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I've been asking about the different programs in FL for gen. surgery (I'm a UF student) and I have found some interesting facts. I'm doing my research regarding programs from other states. I'll keep you posted...please, if you have info about other programs comment here.

UF (G program) : No broad exposure...very rarely do patients go to Gainesville for major surgeries.
Mayo (Jacksonville): Poor salaries. Descent exposure, but residents don't do good in their boards.
Jackson Memorial (Miami): They used to claim vast surgical experience. However, their school just bought a new private hospital. A significant number of patients are receiving treatment at that new hospitals were RESIDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED to operate. Also, residents complain of fellows stealing their cases and THERE ISN'T ENOUGH for everybody.
 

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I've been asking about the different programs in FL for gen. surgery (I'm a UF student)
You've listed yourself as a resident.:confused:

UF (G program) : No broad exposure...very rarely do patients go to Gainesville for major surgeries.
Actually that could be proof that you DO get a broad exposure. Believe it not, at many large tertiary medical centers you aren't getting broad exposure either. I almost did more Whipples than I did appys. Lack of "major" surgeries can be a complaint of many many programs, depending on how you define major. But as we've discussed before, it is questionable about whether or not these major cases have much meaning in the career of the future specialist (who will be doing more in fellowship) or the general surgeon who won't be doing them.

Mayo (Jacksonville): Poor salaries. Descent exposure, but residents don't do good in their boards.
Perhaps they don't do as well on their boards as other programs, but as reported here: http://home.absurgery.org/xfer/fyp2007summary.pdf, the pass rate is far from the bottom of the pack, even within the state of Fl.
 

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Very useful thread. Like a super-condensed interview trail feedback. I hope it stays up and kicking throughout next year's match season, as terrifying as that is to contemplate in April.
 

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About that new private hospital UMiami bought... Don't assume that the residents don't operate there just because it's private. I don't know about Gen Surg, but as a GU sub-i I spent a lot of time at Cedars and GU residents definitely operate there.