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What does the term "malignant" really mean?

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by rohsik, Nov 30, 2002.

  1. rohsik

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    Does it mean no teaching, lots of scut, etc...

    For instance, I have an interview at Duke and have heard its internal medicine program described as "malignant." However, I was under the preception that at such a place...there is a tremendous amount of teaching.
     
  2. southerndoc

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    Basically a malignant program doesn't cater to the student.

    So either they work you to death (e.g., q2 call for a year), scut you to death, or just somehow interfere with your vacation time.
     
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  3. joelee955

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    Malignant could also mean that the attendings, other residents or fellows, or nurses and staff generally are rude or hostile.
     

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