Your REAL List

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by Seaglass, Feb 25, 2004.

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  1. Seaglass

    Seaglass Quantum Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2003
    Winston Salem, NC
    Ok, paranoid as I am I'm not posting until 0000 but I wanted to have the first post because I'm so vain I guess or because I know my infant son will still be keeping me up then. Anyway - see ya at 0000.


    Ahh, now I see Iwakuni has beat me to it, but technically his is in another thread.

    Ok, couldn't wait - here it is (drumroll please):

    1. Wake Forest
    2. UNC
    3. Duke
    4. East Carolina
    5. Palmetto-Richland
    6. Penn State
    7. Christiana
    8. Med Col Ga
    9. UVa
    10. York
    11. Emory
    12. EVMS

    For me it was primarily a location thing (obviously). My wife wanted to be in a relatively urban area. Rotated at Wake and their strong points were 8 hr shifts, volume, peds, location, people. Faciltites and IT weren't so great but location is about as perfect as possible and you don't have to travel far between hospitals.

    UNC was almost #1 but I drove from UNC to wakemedand the drive pushed it down the list when you factor in that you're doing 12 hr shifts or 10's at Wake Med. Also somewhat higher cost for housing (my wife and I want a house). But would be absolutely happy there as #2.

    Duke looks good, volume a little low but otherwise what's not to like. Location slightly suboptimal.

    I should say something about Penn State - my (new) home program. I just didn't want to stay in PA and be a guinea pig at a new program, but I think the program will be great.

    out, to rock my baby to sleep and watch Star Trek

    the "C"
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  3. Dr. Cowboy

    Dr. Cowboy Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 2003
    1. Palmetto
    2. Scott & White
    3. East Carolina
    4. U of Kentucky
    5. Orlando
    6. Med Coll Georgia
    7. Duke
    8. UT-Houston
    9. U of Arkansas
    10. Peoria

    And now the wait:confused:
    Would be happy at any of these.
    Didn't rank places I wouldn't be satisfied with.
  4. pman95

    pman95 Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somewhere, out there!
    The R3 system is officially closed. Now, we hurry up and wait. :clap:
  5. NinerNiner999

    NinerNiner999 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Where it's at.
    Here goes:

    1. South Florida
    2. Johns Hopkins
    3. Christiana
    4. Maryland
    5. Duke
    6. Allegheny
    7. Jacksonville
    8. Palmetto
    9. West Virginia

    What can I say - I fell in love with Tampa after spending a month with the people there. It would also be nice to help shape something great into something greater. Hopkins grew on me after the first 15 minutes there. Christiana was incredible during the month I was there - great residents and faculty.

    I will truly be happy wherever I end up - but I hope its with Quinn...

  6. NeedMyCoffee

    NeedMyCoffee Seasoned explorer 7+ Year Member

    Well I guess I'll throw mine in too:

    1. SUNY Downstate
    2. GWU
    3. U of Mississippi
    4. ECU
    5. Brown
    6. USC
    7. Mayo
    8. Washington University

    Not a bad number I guess for an IMG...threw in a couple prelims at the end after no. 8, just in case (nervous laughter)...three weeks you say? Insomnia anyone?

    My sincerest best wishes to everyone and hope March has plenty of good stuff to offer everyone. :)
  7. rustybruce

    rustybruce Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    the rubber room
    Good luck to everyone.

    Here's my list:

    1. BW/MGH
    2. BIDMC
    3. Denver
    4. Stanford
    5. Pitt
    6. U of AZ
    7. Carolinas Med Center
    8. Maricopa
    9. Highlands
    10. UC Davis
    11. UNC
    12. OHSU
    13. UMD
    14. Jacksonville

    I started out thinking I would only consider 3 years seriously and I'm glad I gave all the programs a chance. I think they all are excellent and would be happy to be at any of them.
  8. GCS:3

    GCS:3 Allegheny grad 7+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    1. Allegheny General - Rotated there and loved it (see my posts in other threads)
    2. Rochester - For me, anyway, this place just had gestalt out the a$$...
    3. Duke - Great people, and I like the Triangle
    4. MCV - Great people, lots of cool stuff going on...
    5. Hopkins - Great people, ties to McGill, lots of cool stuff, Baltimore was "ok"
    6. Jefferson - Nice location, but a bit pricy compared to salary, and the med students at TJU didn't seem impressed.
    7. MetroHealth - Great program, but dude, its still Cleveland...
    8. York - Nice ED, but location was questionable...
    9. USF - Don't really want to move back to the sunshine state.
    10. St. Lukes, PA - Dr. Heller is a hoot, but it's a bit too far out there...

    Good luck everybody!
  9. pman95

    pman95 Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somewhere, out there!
    I know this will jinx me...but who cares???

    1. Mayo
    2. UMass
    3. Palmetto
    4. EVMS
    5. Louisville
    6. Summa
    7. UT Southwestern
    8. East Carolina
    9. York
    10. Medical College of GA
    11. UT Houston
    12. TAMU - Scott & White
    13. WSU - Detroit Med Ctr

    We should have an insomnia party now!!!:oops: :clap:
  10. limabean

    limabean Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2003
    1. Emory
    2.U of Chicago
    3. UNC
    4. Carolinas
    5. Vanderbelt
    7. E. Virginia
    8. Palmetto
    9. Duke
    10. NYU
    12. UVA
    13. Univ of Florida,Jacksonville

    What can I say....I loved everything about Emory, did a rotation there and loved the program, the people, and Hotlanta! U of Chicago was a close second.....keeping my fingers crossed.
    Good luck everyone
  11. Big Z

    Big Z 7+ Year Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ok, here it goes:

    1) Christiana: Loved everything about it
    2) York: Loved almost everything about it
    3) Morristown: Amazing faculty and program, but way too expensive to live (otherwise would have been #1)
    4) St Lukes (PA): A little bit too small for my liking, but otherwise seemed solid. Heller is entertaining.
    5) Jefferson: solid
    6) Maryland: solid
    7) SUNY Stonybrook: great people, but damn is it expensive to live there!
    8) Duke: great PD, will eventually be a top program.
    9) North Shore: great program, too damn expensive to live there
    10) Newark Beth Israel: questionable, but I'd live through it

    Good luck everyone! Let's start counting down and drinking!
    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
  12. tabasco

    tabasco Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 18, 2003
    There we go:

    1. Albany - can't beat the work hours and the people are fun
    2. Rochester - agree with the gestalt factor
    3. Uconn - cool, cool program
    4. Baystate - Dr. Playe's
    5. UMass
    6. St. Luke's PA
    7. Geissinger
    8. Buffalo
    9. York
    10. North Shore
    11. BIDMC

    Looking forward to read everybody's matched post.
  13. ScottieT

    ScottieT New Member

    Feb 17, 2004's mine:

    1. UNC
    2. Cincinnati
    3. Ann Arbor
    4. Kalamazoo
    5. UMass
    6. Brown
    7. Grand Rapids
    8. East Carolina
    9. Albany
    10. Yale

    Best of luck to everyone! can't wait till March 18th
  14. vtach

    vtach Zzzzzz... 10+ Year Member

    May 9, 2000
  15. aliraja

    aliraja Troublemaker 10+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2001
    1. Cincinnati - loved the chair and PD and had an amazing time with the residents... total gestalt call
    2. Highland - great city, great county hospital, residents seem to be my kind of people
    3. NYU - see #2
    4. BWH/MGH
    5. Pitt
    6. Carolinas
    7. Denver
    8. Penn
    9. UMass
    10. Columbia/Cornell
    11. UNC
    12. Duke
  16. Dr. Zorders

    Dr. Zorders Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 17, 2003
    1. UT Houston- home
    2. TAMU- Scott & White
    3. U of K - cool group of residents
    4. TTU El Paso- Sun + Mexican food
    5. WVU Morgantown
    6. Sparrow in Lansing
    7. Duke
    8. Morristown- oddly I liked this program a lot for #8
    9. LSU Charity- just couldn't get over 4 yrs
    10. UMKC
    11. U of Ark
    12. Boston U
  17. margaritaboy

    margaritaboy Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 2003
    The Desert
    1. Maricopa
    2. Vanderbilt
    3. Carolinas
    4. UC Davis
    5. UT Southwestern
    6. Harbor UCLA
    7. Loma Linda
    8. Wake Forest
    9. UNM
    10. MCG
    11. Louisville
    12. UC Irvine
  18. Double

    Double Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 29, 2003
    Here we go again...good luck to everyone!!

    1) U of Chicago
    2) Beth Israel Boston
    3) OHSU
    4) Indiana
    5) Harbor-UCLA
    6) SLR
    7) UC Davis
    8) Baystate
    9) Hennepin
    10) U of Connecticut
    11) UNM
  19. samdaman

    samdaman Que Sera Sera 7+ Year Member

    Jun 12, 2003
    Hershey soon enough!
    Here is what mine looks like:

    1) Yale - I love the 4 yr concept
    2) OHSU - Great people, great program
    3) BIDMC
    4) Duke
    5) Penn State
    6) U of Ark

    Best of luck to all for the match... maybe someday we'll meet at one of the ACEP conferences
    - samdaman
  20. Pelivar

    Pelivar Brain donor 7+ Year Member

    Mar 5, 2003
    Good luck everyone...

    1) UMD -Peds/EM: Location and I love the combined program.
    2) Christiana: Great ED, program and location
    3) Hopkins: Location, cool PD
    4) Indiana Peds/EM: This program is amazing and would be #1 except for location, but I'd be happy to go there.
    5) York: location, nice ED
    6) Copper: Loved the PD
    7) Jefferson
    8) Temple
    9) Pitt: bad location

    Obviously, location is huge for me. I would like to do the combined program, but would be happy going to any in my top 4.

  21. Flipchick

    Flipchick Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 13, 2003
    My rank list, for all to see...

    1. Hopkins--loved the program and the people
    2. USC--great pathology, knew I'd come out of there knowing my stuff
    3. Maricopa--location, location, location
    4. Jacobi/Monte
    5. Hennepin
    6. St. Lukes-Roosevelt
    7. Stanford
    8. Beth Israel Deaconness
    9. Regions
    10. NYP
    11. NYU

    Counting down to Match day! Good luck to all.
  22. cbrad

    cbrad Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    here's mine
    1.UCONN-close to home, good basketball
    2.Palmetto-swayed by the strom thurmond memorial
    3.Baystate-beautiful springfield
    4.Albany-can't top the egg
    5.MCG-Augusta National
    7.St. Luke (pa.)

    Good Luck!!
  23. wazzuup

    wazzuup Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2002
    Well, it's out of my hands now. Time to start praying to every Diety in the world.

    UC Davis
    Johns Hopkins
    U of Michigan
    U of Maryland
    Henry Ford
    U of Maryland EM/IM
    Henry Ford EM/IM
  24. *Wing of Zock*

    *Wing of Zock* Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    Only ranked six. . .

    1) University of Iowa
    2) Akron General
    3) St. Vincent's
    4) Summa
    5) York
    6) Allegheny

    All quality programs, I'd be happy at any of them.

    May none of us ever have to scramble

  25. kungfufishing

    kungfufishing Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2003
    1. WashU (great location for me and really liked program/people)
    2.Palmetto (agonized over putting it #2, really 1B just far away)
    3.MS liked it enough that Id move to Jackson for it
    5. Arkansas (actually my very favorite location - hence the teeth)
    9.Texas Tech (Loved it but wife hated it or wouldve been high)
    10. St. Vincent

    kind of a shotgun list but Im a shotgun kind of guy, just ask my father in law
  26. SkiDog

    SkiDog Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 8, 2003
    Along for the ride too... :D

    1) Temple
    2) BIDMC
    3) Brown
    4) UConn
    5) Albany Med
    6) Cooper/UMDNJ Camden
    7) Rochester
    8) UPenn
    9) Jefferson

    Good luck to all.
  27. bobdobaleena

    bobdobaleena Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 16, 2004
    here goes nothing...........


    i know it's short, but it's sweet.......hopefully sweet enough
  28. DocWagner

    DocWagner Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2002
    It is always interesting to see such varied goes to show you that people tend to find the programs that match well with them. Programs that I disliked, come up as favorites this year.

    I wish all of you the best during the match!
  29. bcsmith

    bcsmith Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    Godspeed my friends!

    1. UAB
    2. Emory
    3. Thomas Jefferson
    4. Mississippi
    5. Long Island Jewish Med Ctr
    6. Wayne State
    7. Arkansas
    8. LSUBR
    9. York Hospital

  30. gimmedog

    gimmedog Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 8, 2003
    It was all about chemistry and geography for me. Took zero notes during interview season.

    1. Highland
    2. Stanford
    3. UC Davis
    4. UCLA-Olive View
    5. Boston U--I loved you BMC, but why couldn't ya just be in CA??? or at least somewhere a little bit warmer???
    6. U of Chicago--great residents and all sites were great clinically
    7. NYU--loved the people and the teaching is AMAZING, but didn't want to continue living like a pauper and wanted higher acuity
    8. MGH/BW--really great program but I belong at a county place
    9. Jacobi
    10. BIDMC--see #8, also, bit too frat feeling
    11. Fresno--based solely on geography

    Good luck all! Thanks for all the SDN folks who helped out with this process.
  31. joeG

    joeG Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2002
    New York
    Here it is...

    1. Bellevue (great teaching, cool residents)
    2. St Luke's-Roosevelt (dedicated, lifestyle, opportunity)
    3. NY-Presbyterian (growing pains)
    4. Penn (excellent all-around, no philly)
    5. BID (nice program, well-rounded, not big on boston)
    6. Pitt (i wish it was closer...nice program)
    7. UNC (great for suburbanites)
    8. Hopkins (Baltimore?)
    9. Brown
    10. Cooper

    Where are all the New Yorker's??
  32. SuperflyMD

    SuperflyMD Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2000
    1. UNM: Great program (did a month there), love the southwest, close to skiing.
    2. Synergy (Saginaw Michigan): Great gestalt, several faculty are big in ACEP, new ED is on the cover of "how to design an ER." This one hit me out of nowhere. As someone else said "1B"
    3. Geisinger: Did a month there. Like the program, like the people, get to fly A LOT...
    4. Mississippi: Didn't expect to rank a 4-year this high, but this place was awesome. ED is old, but otherwise I'd be very happy with this one
    5. LSUBR
    6. Texas Tech El Paso
    7. UAB
    8,9,10 Transititionals
  33. 1time

    1time New Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    1. Res
    3. Alb Einstein Beth Israel
    4. NYM
    5. Cook
    6. OSU
    7. Louisville
    8. Beaumont
    9. Summa
    10. Peoria
  34. frog4brooke

    frog4brooke Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 17, 2003
    Eastern Time Zone
    Right on the heels of the AAMC "ERAS Scramble Instuctions" email. Nice.

    Good luck to all!


    For Kicks-Total interveiwing cost-$2500 (not including ERAS, pain and suffering), could add in the fender bender in Philly (my hubby vs pole) $2000
  35. dawgfan

    dawgfan Junior Member

    Nov 13, 2003
    1)Emory-see below
    2)Lincoln-I guess I'm the only one who liked the place...high volume, lots of procedures=stud em doc
    3)UMKC-got a lot of love from them
    4)Duke-will be a top program soon
    5)MCG-near georgia football
    6)LSUBR-fishing/hunting/freshmen undergrads
    7)Arkansas-see above
    8)UAB-last resort

    Good luck everyone. Here is my rank list for March 18th:
    1)beam and coke
    4)sleep in bathtub
  36. dogma

    dogma Junior Member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Ok, my first post. . .

    1. Jacobi
    2. St. Luke's
    3. NYP
    4. BMC
    5. Mt Sinai
    6. SUNY Downstate
    7. NY Methodist
    8. LIJ
    9. Temple

    The first three were easy, but I am still unsure of the rest. At least I will get out of the midwest! Good luck to everyone.
  37. roja

    roja 7+ Year Member

    Oct 20, 2003
    NYC--->San Francisco
    Best of luck everyone. Be sure to starta thread where everyone matched.
  38. jlw2004

    jlw2004 Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    philly area
    Hmmm. I posted yesterday (or at least THOUGHT it went through), but it seems to have disappeared. Thank goodness I checked NRMP and my REAL rank list is still there, and in the expected order.

    1. Cooper -- loved just about everything about it
    2. Drexel
    3. Temple
    4. Geisinger -- too bad they're in Danville, PA
    5. Jefferson
    6. St. Luke's (Bethlehem)
    7. Christiana
    8. York

    As you can see, there is a location thing important for me.
  39. mrstubbs

    mrstubbs Junior Member

    Jul 22, 2003
    My List:

    1 Denver
    2 BIDMC
    3 Highland
    4 Vanderbilt
    5 Stanford
    6 U of Chicago
    7 Johns Hopkins
    8 MGH/BWH
    9 Resurrection
    10 BMC
    11 U of Michigan

    Good Luck Everyone!
  40. palmettobay

    palmettobay Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 10, 2004
    I've been trying to post this for a week and a half now, and finally fixed the problem on my computer. My final list:

    1. Denver
    2. BIDMC
    3. NYU/Bellevue
    4. Carolinas
    5. MGH/Brigham
    6. Mount Sinai
    7. Cincinatti
    8. St. Lukes/Roosevelt
    9. Boston MC
    10. Beth Israel NYC

    Having said that..... for those of you who posted your list in alphabetical order - I mean, why even bother? How is that helpful? I think that sharing our lists with each other can be extremely helpful (I know I could have definitely used the extra info), and that concerns over PD's reading these posts and trying to figure out who you are are EXTREMELY paranoid and silly. The moderators of this forum should make an effort next year to make people feel more comfortable posting lists in time.
  41. bcrosspac

    bcrosspac SDN Angel 7+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    Fayetteville, NC
    :) :) Good Luck to everyone. Here's my list as well:

    1) Duke: A great new program with fantastic potential.
    2) MCG
    3) St. Vincents Toledo
    4) Jacksonville
    5) Baltimore/UM
    6) Tampa-really liked this program and the people were awesome. Too concerned about the Team Health thing especially after the Phyamerica fiasco.

    20 days and counting.......
  42. FoughtFyr

    FoughtFyr SDN Lifetime Donor Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Actually, I'm not sharing my actual ROL with anyone. The truth is that I would be very happy with any of my top five, unfortunately, people are likely to see my second choice as just that, my second choice, even though the reality is that the line between #1 and #2 is almost too small to measure. As for those afraid of PDs on the forum, keep in mind that until Quinn took over, a PD was a moderator. Figuring out "identities" would be easy, I ran into several SDNers, both applicants and residents, on the 'trail. I think that fear can be justified. Lastly, how, other than in the abstract, would anyone else's list help you? Are you saying that if enough people, here in this little, self-selecting corner of medical education, didn't like a program, you wuld lower your ranking? If so, I'm sorry. You should realize that somewhere out there is a person, similar to you who HATED your #1, of course there is also someone who loved the place you hated. That is why the whole process was set up to offer some choice...

    - H

    Waiting for match day with baited breath. Good luck all - even you palmettobay, sorry I couldn't help you with your list!

  43. Homunculus

    Homunculus SDN Caveman Administrator SDN Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2000
    holy cow. paranoid much? i think people are just curious to see how people put their rank lists together once everything's said and done. i doubt a PD is going to come in here and try to figure out who is who just to be able to rank an applicant lower if they don't think highly of their program.

    you're entitled to your opinion though. good luck on the match :)
  44. Seaglass

    Seaglass Quantum Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2003
    Winston Salem, NC
    Alright, let's remember this thread is for people who want to POST THEIR LISTS, not argue about why you should or shouldn't.


  45. riosdsg

    riosdsg Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    My List

    1 St. Luke's Pa
    2 NY Methodist
    3 Synergy (Saginaw)
    4 WSU Siniai Grace
    5 St. Vincent
    6 Metroplitan
    7 Brooklyn Hospital Center
  46. Purulent DC

    Purulent DC Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 23, 2003

    1 U Southern California
    2 Oregon Health & Science Univ
    3 UC Davis Med Ctr-Sac-CA
    4 U New Mexico SOM
    5 UC San Francisco-Fresno-CA
    6 Alameda Co Med Ctr-CA
    7 St Lukes-Roosevelt-NY
    8 Einstein/Jacobi Med Ctr-NY
    9 SUNY HSC Brooklyn-NY
    10 Kern Medical Center-CA
    11 UPMC Medical Education Program (Pittsburgh)
    12 Temple Univ Hosp-PA
    13 UMDNJ-R W Johnson-Camden
    14 Cook County-Stroger Hospital-IL
    15 Drexel(MCP Hahnemann) U COM-PA

    Liked 'em all and would be happy at any of them.
  47. oxford

    oxford Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 6, 2001
    Just wondering which of you are osteopathic students. I am a 3rd year osteopathic student and am anxious to see the ROL's for osteopathic students. Good luck to you all.
  48. alx

    alx New Member

    Feb 13, 2004

    Ditto what C said for Wake. Loved the program. Glad that I interviewed there early so I could cancel some interviews. Hopefully, I didn't interview at too few.
    That being said, I would be happy at any of the above programs.
  49. EMchica

    EMchica Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    1. University of Chicago
    2. Indianapolis
    3. Christ
    4. UNC
    5. Cinci
    6. University of Houston
    7. Maricopa
    8. Wake Forest

    Good luck all
  50. Cowboy DO

    Cowboy DO Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Wild West
    double that
  51. bcrosspac

    bcrosspac SDN Angel 7+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    Fayetteville, NC
    To those that have asked, I am an osteopathic applicant and have previously posted my ROL on 2/27/04 on this thread. I chose to apply only to those allopathic programs that had previous DO's in their programs as stated in the EMRAMATCH.ORG template or on their programs website.

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