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For IM categorical, going for cards fellowship.
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I didn't interview at any of those places but i know Methodist Houston is supposed to be like really really super chill place and they have in house cardio fellowship and they do give preference to their own.

UMass i have *heard* good things, but isn't that in Worcester?

Worcester vs HOUSTON = no contest, imho

I think both can get you cards fellowship, so good luck.
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I did not interview at both these places but my friend did. But with the kind of credentials that she had to get an interview at both these places there were quite a few places that she ranked in between UMass and methodist houston. UMass being a top university program she said had numerous fellowship and research opportunities . Methodist had great in house fellowship placement but apart from that it's difficult to get elsewhere if you do not get it in house.
But again it comes down to personal choice. Good luck.
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I did not interview at both these places but my friend did. But with the kind of credentials that she had to get an interview at both these places there were quite a few places that she ranked in between UMass and methodist houston. UMass being a top university program she said had numerous fellowship and research opportunities . Methodist had great in house fellowship placement but apart from that it's difficult to get elsewhere if you do not get it in house.
But again it comes down to personal choice. Good luck.
What other programs did she have? Maybe she was just one of those who think any university program is better than any community program which is not true. Places like CCF, Cedars, Houston Methodist are not less than University of Buffalo for example. Curious to know what those programs were.

And thats not true about HM not getting placements other than inhouse. They get Yale and Emory and Iowa and NIH and Mayo. A lot stay in house because they WANT to stay there because cardiology at Methodist is almost like doing Cardiology at Mayo. And UMass is not a top university program...it's mid-low tier.

I too have 5 other univerisity programs that I'm ranking lower than methodist.

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