10+ Year Member
- Nov 13, 2005
What is the word on CCF? What is the interview like? Any comments from those who have gone before?
Mman said:I interviewed last year and was not impressed. The hotel they put you up in is excellent, but that was the highlight of my trip. I'm not sure which was more of a turnoff: how they repeatedly told you not to expect somebody to hold your hand helping you with stuff during residency (i.e. you're on your own) or that the residency director opened our interview with "hi I'm dr.xxxx, what's your name?" As in he had a plethora of files splashed across his desk and didn't remember which I was. I also was not terribly impressed with the residents I met during lunch.
Very nice tour of CCF, though, which is an impressive medical campus.
I come from a med school in the midwest and our chair did not even recommend me to apply there. From a midwest perspective, I'd rank (in no particular order) Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Northwestern, Chicago, and WashU as all having bigger names in anesthesia residency and I'm probably forgetting a few others.Ahh...The Life said:I thought this was a high power program, big name medicine, I thought it was the place to be if you don't want to be on the East or West Coasts...