Can someone (current resident preferably) shed some light on the program including current calls, schedule, interaction between residents, overall reputation, fellowship match? Thanks!
If you want numbers, check out the website.
In reality, the feel of the program goes like this:
"Our residents are really smart, and meticulous. That means that attendings can be comfortable letting the resident be in charge of the patients. So, lets spend time on 5 patients of our 20 that have something meaningful to learn from, then, the rest of the day can be spent with the interns doing their work, and the attending either rounding witht he resident or by myself, just to make sure."
Autonomy high, Residents ******ed smart, workload exhausting, but learning immensely fruitful. Its hard, get that straight, and some people can't cut it. It has as much, if not more respect, than the Hopkins Harvard league programs.
Are we talking peaceful euthanasia or drag you kicking and screaming into the basement and chop you into little nuggets?
What happens to the residents who "can't cut it"?
They are a green program and recycle those nuggets to feed the following years' applicants at the dinners. Most academic programs are very responsible like that so don't go there just because of their dedication to saving the earth. You will be able to find many other programs that eat their residents so don't feel like you must limit yourself to the high cost of living in northern CA.