Avoid this program like the PLAGUE. It is the single most horrible environment I have ever heard of. They take many "categorical" interns, and weed the heck out of them. Most residents who make it through have had to repeat MULTIPLE years because the department decided that they had low absite scores (an illegal practice.) The program director LIES about their policies, and if anyone would ever actually expose them to the media for what they are, they would be out of jobs and their would be multiple successful multimillion dollar lawsuits. If you fail to get a certain absite score, you are forced to do a SICU year which doesn't count for anything. If you do "poorly" again, you're fired. The residents there all keep their mouths shut because they are scared out of their minds to do anything about it. Not one resident likes this program. Unless you are a COMPLETELY desperate foreign medical graduate who does very well on standardized exams and has no problem dealing with really miserable people, please do not waste your time at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC. The program is setup like general surgery was in the 1950's. What they do is completely illegal, and will someday be discovered. Until then, do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. I have nothing to gain or lose from this, just trying to inform the masses.