Which one?

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  1. MS05'

    MS05' Senior Member
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    So, I'm stuck with this dilemma...which should I do...

    An away rotation at Cook or at Vandy? I can see myself at both programs (for residency) and think the didactics would be similar between the two as well as exposure to a wide variety of patients. I was accepted into both programs during January and have to make a decision soon.

    Anyone have any personal experiences (or hear anything specific) about either program they'd be willing to share?
     
  2. skontroller

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    Cook County is a phenomenal program and a letter of rec from a faculty member there can only help you. I did a sub-I there and had a great experience.

    I don't know anything about Vandy.

    If you have any q's feel free to PM me

    Bests
     
  3. margaritaboy

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    One of my attendings said that he learned more in a one month away rotation at Vandy as a 4th year than he did in the first two years of his residency. He said the teaching was outstanding.

    They have a pretty nice ER and brand new Peds ER. Faculty and residents seem laid back and friendly.

    Don't know anything about Cook.
     
  4. Joejitsu

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    Vandy had an outstanding didactic program for students and residents. There were daily lectures each morning and I think you got like 3-5 hours of teaching a week from the chairman. Very cool stuff. This is all based on what I was told and saw during my interview day though, never rotated there. I had zero interest in cook and did not interview there due to non-desireable location.

    Joe
     
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    where would you rather be during January? I say go with Vandy.
     
  6. MS05'

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    Point well taken, especially coming from Buffalo...in January...it's not pretty. :D

    In retrospect, I guess I could see myself at Vandy moreso than at Cook because of their PGY 2,3,4 set up.

    Thanks for the feedback everyone!
     

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