I realize this is a somewhat fraught question. I created a new account to ask because my regular one is too identifiable and I'm applying this season. Once I decided on EM, I had been hoping to match at UMass, mostly for family/personal reasons, but I also thought it had a good reputation. However over the past few months, as I get ready to actually apply and interview at places, I've heard a few concerning things about the program, but some of it is kind of vague and my advisors don't have recent experience with the program to help me filter. Basically I've heard it has become borderline malignant due to the PD, and also that the hospital has a lot of financial/staffing issues, and that the reputation is suffering a bit. If anyone can shed light on this, either publicly or via PM I'd really appreciate it. I hope it isn't too offensive to ask; my intention is not to insult anyone or make life-changing decisions based solely on anonymous internet input. Thanks.