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how much does a PD affect your day to day life as an individual resident (ie aside from general policy decisions)? i ranked some programs highly where i didnt get a very "warm" feeling from the PD (actually opposite of warm). it was more of a personality thing rather than anything concrete (grades, etc), so i still think they would rank me and i might end up there. i ranked them highly bec the other things abt the programs are pretty good.

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A lot, IMHO. Most are also clinicians with whom you will work with, both in the clinical and professional/career sense.

Some PDs are very powerful members of the department and if they don't like you, you may: not get ranked very high or have an unpleasant residency. OTOH, if they like you, they may save your hide when others want to skin it.
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