Excellent heads up..thanks for the tip!soon2bdoc2003 said:just as a heads up.. my good friend just completed his prelim year there and is starting anesthesia now. In his own words.. he was "killed" during his prelim.. 6 months of q3 call and 80-90 hour weeks on average for most of the year on the surgical service. I also interviewed there for gas (and really liked it) but I would highly suggest applying elsewhere for your intern year.
This is the most frequent line I came across while on the interview trail, and I found it rather unhelpful for characterizing programs or for differentiating between them. First, I did not meet anyone who said their program trains incompetent anesthesiologists, and there is an obvious bias here. Second, does a resident or even a newly-minted attending have sufficient perspective to make a statement like this? Anyhow, I found it humorous.VentdependenT said:HOWEVER he felt extremely prepared for anything comming out of there...and really that is what counts.
I interviewed at this program too. I found the vision articulated by the chairman to be very "polished". Take whatever meaning you wish to derive from that. However, they do have everything there. You will literally, and at the very least, have the opportunity to get exposed to everything. Whether that opportunity translates into actuality remains to be seen. I'm not sure if I buy the reason offered as to why they still do so many off-site rotations, though.joshmir said:the "miami chairman's vision" is oft quoted, but i was just curious as to what it really means. not doubting it, just curious.