Organ died about two or three years ago. There was a whole thing about him in Archives of Surgery, of which he was Editor for a while, I believe.Claude Organ was the chair at that time and is truly a class act. He was probably one of the most prominent African-American general surgeons of his time. He has been looking to retire from what I hear. Don't know what is going on with that, I would check before signing up with the program.
Glade, if the intention with the inappropriate signature is to offend URMs, then consider your mission accomplished on my account. I do hope however, that it is nothing more than a poor attempt at being comical.Given a warning for making fun of the URMs on their forum. In case you didn't know, the black patients "relax" when they discover that they are being taken care of by a black doctor. FIGHT TEH POWER!!!
It took a record length of time (2002-2013), but this thread has finally completed the life cycle of all "malignant program" threads.
For those unfamiliar, that life cycle goes something like this:
OP: "Does anyone know anything about xxx surgery program?"
-"I heard second-hand from someone ten years ago that they might be kind of mean"
-"I heard it's not that bad"
-"I heard they killed a man"
(insert occasional response from non-surgeon poster danbo: "it doesn't really matter because everyone knows UTSW is the world's best training program")
Finally...an offended resident of xxx surgery program can no longer restrain themselves, and they post a scathing defense of said program.
Usually it doesn't take 11 years to complete the cycle.