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I would like current/former resdients or even people who interviewed at these programs to give their impressions about these programs in terms of workload (malignant,cush, in btw), faculty support, and general feel. Ive heard some good things about the Galveston program but virtually nothing about the Austin one. Thanks in advance. Just for reference I am currently not sold on any particular path - primary care, hospitalist, or fellowship.
 

drfunktacular

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UTMB Galveston is in a grey zone right now. Post-Ike, it could go either way. On one hand, it could end up a really solid program like it was, or even better. On the other, the patient volume and faculty might not make it back to pre-Ike levels, and the program maybe become mediocre.

UTMB Austin is probably not worth your time if you are a reasonably competitive AMG who has any thoughts at all about possible fellowships.
 

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UTMB Galveston is in a grey zone right now. Post-Ike, it could go either way. On one hand, it could end up a really solid program like it was, or even better. On the other, the patient volume and faculty might not make it back to pre-Ike levels, and the program maybe become mediocre.

UTMB Austin is probably not worth your time if you are a reasonably competitive AMG who has any thoughts at all about possible fellowships.
Bump - if anyone has more insights on the galveston program.

Specifically on -

1. The post-hurricane stabilization of the departments
2. Medical school moving to UTMB Austin
3. Fellowship potential
 
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BobbyGoGetter

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The medical school is not moving to Austin. The medical school has stabilized well since the storm. The biggest change I've seen is that the clerkships have become less centralized on the Galveston island. Students are completing parts of some rotations on the mainland and elsewhere.
 

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UTMB residents are rotating at hospitals in the Texas Medical Center. UTMB is discontinuing its Austin operations at the end of October 2009 - UT-Southwestern will take over all Austin residency programs. The Austin program has always favored primary care, but UTSW-Austin will attract those who want to fellow.
 

docscience

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UTMB residents are rotating at hospitals in the Texas Medical Center. UTMB is discontinuing its Austin operations at the end of October 2009 - UT-Southwestern will take over all Austin residency programs. The Austin program has always favored primary care, but UTSW-Austin will attract those who want to fellow.
Any sources on this? Any other info anyone else has found about the Austin IM program?

Thanks in advance

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Here is a link that is informative: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/utsw/cda/dept528418/files/576724.html

The academic and clinical research activities included in this Seton partnership, as well as the efforts by the administration and departments here in Dallas to oversee these activities, will be funded in their entirety by Seton and no resources otherwise available to UT Southwestern will be diverted from our activities in Dallas. The faculty and other employees involved in the educational and research programs to be developed with Seton will be recruited to Austin specifically to support these activities, and their appointments will adhere rigorously to UT Southwestern standards.
Doesn't sound promising for fellowships


http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/101309dnmetutdoctors.20e0ded75.html
Seton is paying for the initiative, which will also include joint research with UT Southwestern, UT-Austin and Seton.
 
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