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What to look for....

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by PowderHound, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. PowderHound

    PowderHound Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    This goes out to the folks that have been there...what the heck do I look for in EM residency programs? I know it's ultimately about personal preference, but what are the qualities of a "good" program? I'm a MS3 getting ready to start looking at residencies and I'm clueless...
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  3. The White Coat Investor

    The White Coat Investor AKA ActiveDutyMD Physician Partner Organization 10+ Year Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    SDN Partner
    Look for "within 3 hours driving distance to powder." That will leave you UNM, Davis, Utah, U of Arizona, Denver (but 4 years) Las Vegas, and Maricopa. Now you're done. See, wasn't that easy?
  4. PowderHound

    PowderHound Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    LOL!!! So true!
  5. jillibean

    jillibean Senior Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2006
    You could add OHSU to that list
  6. EM_Rebuilder

    EM_Rebuilder Member Physician 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    I think most will agree that 99%+ of the EM programs will train you more than adequate to practice anywhere. With that said, you should pick programs largely on where you think you will be happy. If your an All Star applicant you obviously end up with more 'say' in where you may end up and can seek the places where people like to live; regardless, put in at least a few off the beaten path programs as safe places...although some of those programs are really awesome in terms or staff and coolness of the residents!

    Look around, most people say they end up ranking based on gastult or however you spell that word... (gut feeling)

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