I would not consider it malignant, but would add the caveat that they do work hard and definitely are not "cush" by any stretch of the word. Overall, very solid. I did get a post interview thank you, no idea what that means but I am one to not read into things like that too much.
i did my residency and fellowship there and loved it. it is def tough in some ways but i felt it was well worth it. i think i saw and did pretty much everything. and the name can help open some doors too. not a lot of intra op teaching but you still will pick everything up. program director is beyond awesome.