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Hi everyone,

Just out of curiosity, has anyone had any experience with Yale's GS program since the accreditation issues a few years ago? I read a couple of reviews on Scutwork.com that were glowing, and I've contacted the program directly to talk w/ current residents . . . but I was also just wondering about the opinions of people who frequent this board. I know they have a good reputation for placing chiefs into fellowships - how has the atmosphere of the program changed? Is there sufficient variety and number of cases?

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    I interviewed there and got weird vibes. The residents said it's a great place to be to get good fellowships, but they also told me that their training is slightly lacking in comparison to other nearby programs---they are a solid general training program with great fellowship placement but not an excellent general training program is how one said it to me.

    I know that due to the 80 hour rule, their case numbers have dropped. How much they've dropped, I'm not sure. I don't remember their numbers seeming different from other places I interviewed at though. Also I got the impression that they are somewhat "old school" about things like maternity leave and time off and maybe less female-friendly than average??

    Definitely ask a current resident though...my memory is fuzzy and many interviews blended together after a while. I could have been talking to someone with different perspective than the majority.


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    This is kinda second hand, but I'll throw it out anyway. One of the women who was visiting BID with me last year as a subI was very happy to match at Yale. After her month at BID she did not even apply here........ I didn't talk with her much about Yale, but was very interested that she felt it was better than here (which would not have been my first thought).


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    I interviewed there and agree with smurfette...kind of strange vibe. In addition, they were obviously only interested in training people who wanted to go into academic surgery...personally i haven't made that decision, so this apparent lack of flexibility kind of turned me off. The people at Yale seemed very nice though, and i would certainly get in touch with some of the residents. New Haven wasn't the greatest city i've been to either. Just my 0.02. good luck.
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