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impetigo

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Having a tough time deciding which to rank higher. I liked Tufts alot but the program is tiny and the clinical training seems to be lacking in some areas (trauma, cards, etc.). Jefferson seemed nice and laid back but its reputation seems to be more regional than Tufts and they seem to have poor board pass rates recently. Both are in nice downtown neighborhoods of a cool smallish city, so location isn't a big differentiating factor. Any thoughts or opinions on how to order these two programs? Thanks.
 

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I think for our graduating CA-3's we had 7 out of 8 pass boards. You are correct, Jeff is relatively laid back. That's a problem for some people. No one will force you to read here. I don't know anything about Tufts, but I am happy at Jefferson.
 

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Tufts-NEMC does have enough hearts to support a fellowship...so that shouldn't be lacking. They also had the first dedicated pediatric trauma center in the world, and are a level I peds trauma center. Now you do go to Providence for trauma as well. Realize that some very good programs in NYC don't do in house trauma either. Just a thought. I know nothing of Jefferson.


impetigo said:
Having a tough time deciding which to rank higher. I liked Tufts alot but the program is tiny and the clinical training seems to be lacking in some areas (trauma, cards, etc.). Jefferson seemed nice and laid back but its reputation seems to be more regional than Tufts and they seem to have poor board pass rates recently. Both are in nice downtown neighborhoods of a cool smallish city, so location isn't a big differentiating factor. Any thoughts or opinions on how to order these two programs? Thanks.
 
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