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Based purely on teaching by the faculty, which one would you choose - USC or Loma Linda?
 
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I just heard from someone who interviewed at Loma Linda last year, and they told me that Loma Linda looked too desperate, and the residents were not happy there. On the otherhand, I just did a Sub-I at USC and I loved it. I thought that the faculty were really great and did a great job of teaching - both bedside and in small group format. Based on that I'm too sure if I even want to look at Loma Linda since it's so far outside of LA.

What do other people think?
 

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I just heard from someone who interviewed at Loma Linda last year, and they told me that Loma Linda looked too desperate, and the residents were not happy there. On the otherhand, I just did a Sub-I at USC and I loved it. I thought that the faculty were really great and did a great job of teaching - both bedside and in small group format. Based on that I'm too sure if I even want to look at Loma Linda since it's so far outside of LA.

What do other people think?
It's busy. But good training. They really should try and improve their interview day. Everything else being equal you might not rank it if you want to be in LA itself. The drive is like at least an hour, and that's on a good day (I made it back from LA at 3am once in about 45 minutes flying at pretty high speeds). Though, I think having all of the fellowships you could want in-house, and the fact that they generally like to take their own, if you're gunning for a competitive sub-speciality (cards, GI, or heme/onc), then they are definitely worth checking out if for nothing else then you'll have one more place to rank on your list that will help you towards the competitive sub-specialty of interest.
 

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