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Embarrassed Can you guys please help me rank these programs

Hi guys!!! This match season has been brutal. I only have 4 IM programs to rank so I want you guys’ opinion.

A little bit about me: I am Canadian, I haven’t written Step 3 yet so I will be needing a visa (J1). I would not have the luxury to apply for a fellowship right after my residency training but I would eventually like to peruse a fellowship either in hemonc or rheum after my waiver. For now I just want to match into a good program that would sharpen my diagnostic skills.

Roger Williams Medical Center Program (Providence, RI)
Pinnacle Health (Harrisburg, PA)
MedStar Harbor (Baltimore, MD)
Uni of Staten Island Hospital Program

Unfortunately none of these programs are geographically convenient

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Hey guys. I just received an invitation from Oklahoma University HSC IM program. Still cannot believe they are giving me a chance. I was gathering information about the program and I love it. Has anyone been interviewed there this or previous years. Please share your experience here or via private messaging (if prefer so).

What do they ask?
Are there any medical questions?
Anything specific to be prepared for?

Literally any little detail will be highly appreciated!! I want this program very badly. Thank you

Hi Haljordan or any else who had IV at OUHSC, could share their experience?
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Hi guys any insights or opinions on how to rank?

im aiming for cardio fellowship

IM programs
Baylor University dallas
einstein medical center philadelphia
george wash university
UCONN

howw to rank?
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do you guys think emailing programs for my step 3 score will do any good at this point to get more interviews?
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do you guys think emailing programs for my step 3 score will do any good at this point to get more interviews?
why not? what do you have to lose?
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would anyone suggest or comment on my rol please!!

Going for internal med.... Location doesn't matter.

1. Bridgeport/yale
2. Norwalk/yale
3. Beaumont
4. Mount sinai st.lukes/roosvelt
5. Jacobi
6. Danbury


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Why would you rank Danbury so low? Is the program not very good?
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Why would you rank Danbury so low? Is the program not very good?
Very nice program.! Did u interview there as well?
But I thought from fellowship point of view,,,shouldn't we go to higher ranking programs?

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Very nice program.! Did u interview there as well?
But I thought from fellowship point of view,,,shouldn't we go to higher ranking programs?

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I did interview there. It's close to my home and I'm not really interested in a fellowship, that's why I like it a lot
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I did interview there. It's close to my home and I'm not really interested in a fellowship, that's why I like it a lot
Where else u IV, ed?
If no fellowship then the program is great I think
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Where else u IV, ed?
If no fellowship then the program is great I think
TexasTexas Tech, Reno, Flushing, Kingsbrook, Cooper, St. Luke's, St. Agnes, Prince George.
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TexasTexas Tech, Reno, Flushing, Kingsbrook, Cooper, St. Luke's, St. Agnes, Prince George.
St Luke's is that SLR in Manhattan?? Did u like it? What u think?
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St Luke's is that SLR in Manhattan?? Did u like it? What u think?
No, it's in Missouri. I liked most of the programs on my list with a few exceptions.
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No, it's in Missouri. I liked most of the programs on my list with a few exceptions.
Have you heard anything bout norwalk??
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No man, I'm sorry.
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Help me too someone, Here's my list (Interested in Cardio, GI or Critical Care):

1. UT Houston
2. Kansas Uni Medical center
3. Albany Medical Center (family here)
4. William Beaumont
5. Allegheny General
6. Maimonides Medical
7. University of Central Florida
8. Michigan State University
9. Presence St. Francis Hospital
10. Yale-Waterbury hospital
11. University of South Dakota
12. Englewood Hospital Mount Sinai
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Hi Volkmann,
How did you like St. Luke's in Chesterfield, MO for IM? Where would you rank them in my list below, what are your thoughts?

All programs are in IM except one FM (Meharry):
  1. Maimonides, Brooklyn, NY
  2. Richmond University Medical Center, State Island, NY
  3. Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY
  4. St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, MO
  5. Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
  6. Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ
  7. Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN - Family Medicine
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Help me too someone, Here's my list (Interested in Cardio, GI or Critical Care):

1. UT Houston
2. Kansas Uni Medical center
3. Albany Medical Center (family here)
4. William Beaumont
5. Allegheny General
6. Maimonides Medical
7. University of Central Florida
8. Michigan State University
9. Presence St. Francis Hospital
10. Yale-Waterbury hospital
11. University of South Dakota
12. Englewood Hospital Mount Sinai
I would probably put 10 higher then 9. At least it got yale affiliate.

What u heard about Beaumont....I also got there...not sure how to rank it tho
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I would probably put 10 higher then 9. At least it got yale affiliate.

What u heard about Beaumont....I also got there...not sure how to rank it tho
Hmmmm.... What I know about the program from my interview is that they have university affiliation, in house fellowships and pretty benign and laid back program. They prefer their own grads in fellowships as mostly do stay in the program. So ranking it higher. What did you hear? why are u not sure?
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Hmmmm.... What I know about the program from my interview is that they have university affiliation, in house fellowships and pretty benign and laid back program. They prefer their own grads in fellowships as mostly do stay in the program. So ranking it higher. What did you hear? why are u not sure?
i heard basically the same thing and thats what it seemed like. Im just not sure how to rank it compared to Jacobi and maybe Danbury. Any thought on that?
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i heard basically the same thing and thats what it seemed like. Im just not sure how to rank it compared to Jacobi and maybe Danbury. Any thought on that?
you didnt share your list :P
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Hmmmm.... What I know about the program from my interview is that they have university affiliation, in house fellowships and pretty benign and laid back program. They prefer their own grads in fellowships as mostly do stay in the program. So ranking it higher. What did you hear? why are u not sure?
I like the program.. Very big hospital...

Im not sure if i should put it higher then SLR or Jacobi
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Hi Volkmann,
How did you like St. Luke's in Chesterfield, MO for IM? Where would you rank them in my list below, what are your thoughts?

All programs are in IM except one FM (Meharry):
  1. Maimonides, Brooklyn, NY
  2. Richmond University Medical Center, State Island, NY
  3. Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY
  4. St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, MO
  5. Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
  6. Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ
  7. Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN - Family Medicine
I liked it. I wouldn't mind matching there at all. The town is nice and the cost of living is low. I don't know about the other programs on your list, so I can't comment on how they compare to St. Luke's.
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Just got Step 3 score: 243
Do you think that would change anything??
Very nice score, but IMHO I don't think it will change anything at this moment.
At one IV they told us don't even bother with second look or emails cuz they make decisions basically when we leave.

Any tips for ccs, I just started it 2 days ago and I seem a bit lost.
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Very nice score, but IMHO I don't think it will change anything at this moment.
At one IV they told us don't even bother with second look or emails cuz they make decisions basically when we leave.

Any tips for ccs, I just started it 2 days ago and I seem a bit lost.
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Hmm.. Thanks for the input.. I was thinking the same thing too..

Well, I studied basically MTB and UW; CCS was easy in the real exam-very straightforward cases. My only advice is: don't just rely on UW CCS; the software is quite different in the real one. Practice at least 3 times with the USMLE practice cases. Also give at least 3 days in between exam days to focus CCS prior to day 2.

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Day 2: MTB and UW enough.

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Hey guys what do you think of this rank list?

1. Howard University, DC
2. Wright Center, Scranton
3. Abington Memorial, PA
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Hi all,
I got this feedback from a program that I'm very interested in when I ask if I can have the PD's contact info so that one of my mentors can talk to him to talk me up.

"I talked to Dr. X about this. He told me that was totally not necessary. He was very impressed with you, loved your ERAS application and, I quote, “I hope to see him here in July.” That is as positive as one can get!


Do you guys think its' a good sign? or probably it doesn't mean anything?
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Does anyone know how good is OUHSC, oklahoma program?
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I got this feedback from a program that I'm very interested in when I ask if I can have the PD's contact info so that one of my mentors can talk to him to talk me up.

"I talked to Dr. X about this. He told me that was totally not necessary. He was very impressed with you, loved your ERAS application and, I quote, “I hope to see him here in July.” That is as positive as one can get!


Do you guys think its' a good sign? or probably it doesn't mean anything?
So here is the issue: If a program already invited you for an interview that means you are already a great applicant to them (or you knew someone there who helped you get an interview). That being said, always be cautious when reading replies like that. That statement is true but you don't know how many applicants are told that and how many applicants ranked higher than you who want to go to that program. All you can do is rank that program high on your list and hope for the best. If you know someone who is in a key position like a professor or a chairman (In the US) then they can recommend you to the PD during ranking season. That's about all you can do. Good luck.
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Hi guys,

Please help me ranks my list and given the reason would be appreciated. Want to apply Card fellow.

1. CCF
2. Jacobi
3. Eistein Phily
4. Michigan State University
5. Houston Methodist
6. SUNY downstate

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So here is the issue: If a program already invited you for an interview that means you are already a great applicant to them (or you knew someone there who helped you get an interview). That being said, always be cautious when reading replies like that. That statement is true but you don't know how many applicants are told that and how many applicants ranked higher than you who want to go to that program. All you can do is rank that program high on your list and hope for the best. If you know someone who is in a key position like a professor or a chairman (In the US) then they can recommend you to the PD during ranking season. That's about all you can do. Good luck.
Thank you. I kind of thought the same thing but probably wanted to comfort myself with believing that I was special, LOL .
I'm pretty sure that programs don't give a sh*t about what applicants want & whether they want to match at their program or not. they just rank them the way they want.
we'll see what happens in 52 days.
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Is it possible to ask the program to reschedule interview? I had a flight tomorrow from Newark and it is cancelled as now due to blizzard and I can't find any alternative. I really wanted to attend this ... one .... Will the program entertain my request?
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Is it possible to ask the program to reschedule interview? I had a flight tomorrow from Newark and it is cancelled as now due to blizzard and I can't find any alternative. I really wanted to attend this ... one .... Will the program entertain my request?
I am sure there are a lot of people going through the same situation as you, so try your luck. Coordinators watch the news and know whats up.
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So here is the issue: If a program already invited you for an interview that means you are already a great applicant to them (or you knew someone there who helped you get an interview). That being said, always be cautious when reading replies like that. That statement is true but you don't know how many applicants are told that and how many applicants ranked higher than you who want to go to that program. All you can do is rank that program high on your list and hope for the best. If you know someone who is in a key position like a professor or a chairman (In the US) then they can recommend you to the PD during ranking season. That's about all you can do. Good luck.
Thank you. I kind of thought the same thing but probably wanted to comfort myself with believing that I was special, LOL .
I'm pretty sure that programs don't give a sh*t about what applicants want & whether they want to match at their program or not. they just rank them the way they want.
we'll see what happens in 52 days.
best of luck !
Actually a lot do buddy. Programs don't want people who are unhappy. You need to specifically tell the program leadership that you would be the happiest person if you were to match at your number one program. So be honest and confident about your first choice.
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I have an interview at Mountain View Hospital in in Vegas in a few days, has anyone interviewed there that can give me an insight?

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Please help me rank below progs based on the reputation of the program and how much it helps in getting a fellowship in top fields:
Oklahoma university health science center
toledo university
baystate medical center
cook county
aultman
macneal
UPMC Mckeesport
hurley medical center

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Please help me rank below progs based on the reputation of the program and how much it helps in getting a fellowship in top fields:
Oklahoma university health science center
toledo university
baystate medical center
cook county
aultman
macneal
UPMC Mckeesport
hurley medical center

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The first 2 on your list are solid mid-tier University programs. I dont know about baystate. MacNeal is ok for non-competitive fellowships such as ID and Nephrology. What do you want to specialize in?
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The first 2 on your list are solid mid-tier University programs. I dont know about baystate. MacNeal is ok for non-competitive fellowships such as ID and Nephrology. What do you want to specialize in?
Thanks Andrew..I am targeting top 3 fellowships..Can you please let me know about what you think about ranking them...
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The first 2 on your list will get you in provided that you get excellent letters and do a little bit of research. It is up to you to decide which of those 2 you liked the most and where you want to live. Otherwise i would rank MacNeal the last. The rest would be in the middle (not too sure how you would rank them)
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The first 2 on your list will get you in provided that you get excellent letters and do a little bit of research. It is up to you to decide which of those 2 you liked the most and where you want to live. Otherwise i would rank MacNeal the last. The rest would be in the middle (not too sure how you would rank them)
What you think a out Baystate. From the visit, it looked great. they also have upcoming partnership with UMass. PD said this program will become UMass based program in 2017. I don't know if its association with Univ. will remain as is now with Tufts. Also, why would you suggest Macneal below Hurley and Canton..appreciate your comments..
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Hi everyone. I would appreciate thoughts on my ROL. I'm thinking of doing a fellowship in hematology/oncology and will be on a J1. If you guys have information on the programs that would be awesome as I don't think one interview day is enough to know if you are a fit for the program.

1. Medstar Washington Hospital Center (Categorical)

2. Mount Sinai St. Luke's & Roosevelt

3. Medstar Washington Hospital Center (Primary Care)

4. University of Oklahoma

5. Cook County

6. Staten Island University

7. University of Illinois at Urbana

8. St. Mary Mercy Hospital at Livonia, MI

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The first 2 on your list will get you in provided that you get excellent letters and do a little bit of research. It is up to you to decide which of those 2 you liked the most and where you want to live. Otherwise i would rank MacNeal the last. The rest would be in the middle (not too sure how you would rank them)
What you think a out Baystate. From the visit, it looked great. they also have upcoming partnership with UMass. PD said this program will become UMass based program in 2017. I don't know if its association with Univ. will remain as is now with Tufts. Also, why would you suggest Macneal below Hurley and Canton..appreciate your comments..
I am not familiar with Baystate or Hurley. You need to ask yourself if the affiliation is worth while. it doesn't mean a lot in my book unless it gives access to something. Are residents at those 2 programs happy? Where do most residents go when they finish? What is the success rate of people who let's say applied to cards? Do they have their own fellowship. You need to figure out the answers to those questions.

MacNeal is good if you want hopsital medicine or a fellowship in ID or Nephrology. it's good if it is the only program you have otherwise i would rank it last or not rank it at all.

You also need to figure out where you want to live.
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I got an email from a program updating me that they have increased the salaries of residents. Do you think they sent out this email to all the people who they interviewed or only those who they ranked?
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I got an email from a program updating me that they have increased the salaries of residents. Do you think they sent out this email to all the people who they interviewed or only those who they ranked?
haha no dude, you're definitely a special snowflake!

But yeah, it's probably sent to everyone. Sorry to rain on your parade

PS I got one too
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Hahahah. What i wouldnt do to be that special snowflake
At this time of the year any correspondance from a program is enough to get me a little excited
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Hahahah. What i wouldnt do to be that special snowflake
At this time of the year any correspondance from a program is enough to get me a little excited
haaha I know, I felt the same way! Just giving you a hard time

Hoping we all hear good news come Match Day!
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That's unbelievable! So many excellent programs in the list?
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Hi guys, new to the forum. Interviewed at 6 places. 228, 245, cs+. 2007 graduate.
1. St lukes university hospital, bethleham,pa.
2. Bridgeport Hospital, CT.
3. Athens regional medical center, Athens, GA.
4. Montefiore new rochelle.
5. NYMC metropolitan.
6. Wright center, scranton.
My question is : Would it be a good idea to write a mail to ur top choices in ROL saying that you are ranking them at the top?
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thanks Andrew!
I am thinking mainly between first 3 Toledo, Cook County and OUHSC.
In the past, I have seen people ranking cook county above both. I have received same kind of reviews from residents. Definitely, Cook county is famous for heavy work load but it counts a lot in getting fellowships in-house and outside. Cook County residents are considered one of the best trained internists in the nation. Despite being very busy, faculty provides excellent teaching and they don't compromise on that. Both Toledo and OUHSC are Uni programs but don't seem to overweigh the cook county reputation.






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I am not familiar with Baystate or Hurley. You need to ask yourself if the affiliation is worth while. it doesn't mean a lot in my book unless it gives access to something. Are residents at those 2 programs happy? Where do most residents go when they finish? What is the success rate of people who let's say applied to cards? Do they have their own fellowship. You need to figure out the answers to those questions.

MacNeal is good if you want hopsital medicine or a fellowship in ID or Nephrology. it's good if it is the only program you have otherwise i would rank it last or not rank it at all.

You also need to figure out where you want to live.
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I would put Michigan State University down to Huston Methodist and SUNY downstate.

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Please help me ranks my list and given the reason would be appreciated. Want to apply Card fellow.

1. CCF
2. Jacobi
3. Eistein Phily
4. Michigan State University
5. Houston Methodist
6. SUNY downstate

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Which to rank higher ? Michigan State University or Cook County?
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thanks Andrew!
I am thinking mainly between first 3 Toledo, Cook County and OUHSC.
In the past, I have seen people ranking cook county above both. I have received same kind of reviews from residents. Definitely, Cook county is famous for heavy work load but it counts a lot in getting fellowships in-house and outside. Cook County residents are considered one of the best trained internists in the nation. Despite being very busy, faculty provides excellent teaching and they don't compromise on that. Both Toledo and OUHSC are Uni programs but don't seem to overweigh the cook county reputation.






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I am not familiar with Baystate or Hurley. You need to ask yourself if the affiliation is worth while. it doesn't mean a lot in my book unless it gives access to something. Are residents at those 2 programs happy? Where do most residents go when they finish? What is the success rate of people who let's say applied to cards? Do they have their own fellowship. You need to figure out the answers to those questions.

MacNeal is good if you want hopsital medicine or a fellowship in ID or Nephrology. it's good if it is the only program you have otherwise i would rank it last or not rank it at all.

You also need to figure out where you want to live.
Noted. Make sure you have the residents input on this. I would go to a place where the residents are relatively happy and have good access to fellowships. In the end it is up to you to decide where you want to go.

I've heard this argument about SUNY Downstate - that the resident does everything. Yet the board pass rate is at 78 %. Ultimately you want to be a good doctor and everything in life requires a balance. Would i want to put in 10 IVs a day and draw blood? Probably not. Would i want to know how to do them? Absolutely and i already learned how to. Taking the extra time to do research is also key in getting accepted to a competitive fellowship. You also want to be able to pass your boards.

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Help!! Does anyone of you know Mercy St Vincent Medical center, toledo sponsor H1 visa or not?
And, Any help in ranking between Presence St. Joseph Chicago and Mercy St Vincent medical center toledo. I am interested in Cardiology fellowship.
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Help!! Does anyone of you know Mercy St Vincent Medical center, toledo sponsor H1 visa or not?
And, Any help in ranking between Presence St. Joseph Chicago and Mercy St Vincent medical center toledo. I am interested in Cardiology fellowship.
Their website says:
"Visa sponsorship is evaluated on a case-by-case basis for J1 visa
We offer H1 visas on a very limited basis to exceptional candidates only"
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Hi guys,

This is my ROL. Pl comment. I know ARMC is a new and unknown program and I am ranking it above bridgeport but I just liked the hospital, the PD, the faculty and the city.

1. st lukes university hospital, bethleham, pa
2. Athens regional medical center,athens, GA
3. Bridgeport hospital, ct.
4. nymc metropolitan
5. Montefiore new rochelle.
6. Wright center, scranton.

Would really appreciate some inputs guys.
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Having a tough time with my RoL, would appreciate any help. Interested in fellowship opportunities (Cards/GI/HemeOnc), location partial to the north east and Chicago as I have family/friends there.


1. Einstein Philly

2. New York-Presbyterian/Queens: Would love to rank this program #1 but low boards passing rate (68%) and mediocre fellowship placement worries me. Really liked the PD who is quite new and seems to have improved the program quite a bit since she’s been there.

3. Presence St. Francis (Evanston, Illinois)

4. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center: Subsidized housing right in downtown Chicago which is really attractive to me. However, limited procedural opportunities worries me.

5. Jersey Shore University Medical Center: Decent location, pretty close to NYC. Really liked the atmosphere of the program but seems weak in competitive fellowships.

6. University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis): Probably should be ranking this in the top three since it’s my only “true” university program. However, low board passing rate (67%) and location not ideal for me as I don’t have any friends/family remotely close to this area. Fellowship placement seems decent. Not sure if I should be thankful that this program has a high % of IMGs (~30%) or worry that they have trouble filling spot with AMGs…

7. Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Program (North Chicago): In-house cards, but pretty far out in the boonies, transportation will be a pain since 2 of the training sites are >30 minutes apart.

8. University of Hawaii

9. Kaiser Hawaii: Probably highest paid program in the country after you factor in the 7k signing bonus and 5k relocation fee. However, only in it’s second year so worried about program maturity.

10. Florida Hospital (Orlando)

11. University of Maryland Midtown Campus

12. Nassau University Medical Center

13. Flushing Hospital Medical Center

14. St. Francis (Trenton, NJ)

15. University of Nevada/Reno

16. Athens Regional Medical Center


Other than Einstein being my clear number 1, I’m really torn on everything else. Anybody have more info on NYP/Q or U of T (Please PM me if you don’t want to post publically)? Are the three Illinois program (Presence St. Francis, Advocate Illinois Masonic, Rosalind Franklin) pretty interchangeable or is there a clear favorite? Any glaring problems with the current order (I’m guessing U of T needs to at least go to #3)? Any suggestions/inputs on any of the programs listed is greatly appreciated, thanks!!
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Apart from Visa and location, I think University of Hawaii is better than most of the programs and could be your eithr #2 or #3



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Having a tough time with my RoL, would appreciate any help. Interested in fellowship opportunities (Cards/GI/HemeOnc), location partial to the north east and Chicago as I have family/friends there.


1. Einstein Philly

2. New York-Presbyterian/Queens: Would love to rank this program #1 but low boards passing rate (68%) and mediocre fellowship placement worries me. Really liked the PD who is quite new and seems to have improved the program quite a bit since she’s been there.

3. Presence St. Francis (Evanston, Illinois)

4. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center: Subsidized housing right in downtown Chicago which is really attractive to me. However, limited procedural opportunities worries me.

5. Jersey Shore University Medical Center: Decent location, pretty close to NYC. Really liked the atmosphere of the program but seems weak in competitive fellowships.

6. University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis): Probably should be ranking this in the top three since it’s my only “true” university program. However, low board passing rate (67%) and location not ideal for me as I don’t have any friends/family remotely close to this area. Fellowship placement seems decent. Not sure if I should be thankful that this program has a high % of IMGs (~30%) or worry that they have trouble filling spot with AMGs…

7. Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Program (North Chicago): In-house cards, but pretty far out in the boonies, transportation will be a pain since 2 of the training sites are >30 minutes apart.

8. University of Hawaii

9. Kaiser Hawaii: Probably highest paid program in the country after you factor in the 7k signing bonus and 5k relocation fee. However, only in it’s second year so worried about program maturity.

10. Florida Hospital (Orlando)

11. University of Maryland Midtown Campus

12. Nassau University Medical Center

13. Flushing Hospital Medical Center

14. St. Francis (Trenton, NJ)

15. University of Nevada/Reno

16. Athens Regional Medical Center


Other than Einstein being my clear number 1, I’m really torn on everything else. Anybody have more info on NYP/Q or U of T (Please PM me if you don’t want to post publically)? Are the three Illinois program (Presence St. Francis, Advocate Illinois Masonic, Rosalind Franklin) pretty interchangeable or is there a clear favorite? Any glaring problems with the current order (I’m guessing U of T needs to at least go to #3)? Any suggestions/inputs on any of the programs listed is greatly appreciated, thanks!!
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Hey guys, ranking programs these days. Would really appreciate your input on these IM programs.

1. Union Memorial - Baltimore
2. Roger Williams Medical Center - Rhode Island
3. Baton Rouge General - Louisiana
4. CAMC-WVU - West Virginia

I really feel that Union is the strongest program and the only one offering H1B visa, hence ranking it #1. Unsure about the rest. Fellowship-wise I'm uncertain which path I want to take. Maybe interventional cardio, pulm-crit, or oncology - haven't decided.

Also, we don't rank prematch programs, right?

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I would like help in ranking these programs for Internal Medicine. My goal is Cardiology for fellowships. Location - no preference. Visa - No preference. Can go for either H1 or J1. My current rank list is as follows -

1) Saint luke roosevelt hospital
2) maimonides medical center
3) cook county hospital
4) advocate illinois masonic medical center
5) saint vincent hospital, worcester
6) university of illinois, urbana-champaign
7) the wright center, Scranton, PA
8) saint barnabas, livingston, NJ
9) sinai grace hospital (detroit medical center)
10) university of south dakota
11) Howard university hospital
12) medstar harbor hospital, baltimore
13) presence st joseph hospital
14) presence st francis hospital
15) university of buffalo catholic health system
16) Unity hospital, rochester
17) Monmouth medical center
18) Conemaugh memorial medical center
19) Greater baltimore medical center
20) University of maryland medical center, midtown campus
21) Macneal hospital

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About the rank list, we just need to certify and that's it??

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About the rank list, we just need to certify and that's it??

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ROL based on my impressions. I would appreciate your feedback. Thanks!

1. Presence St Francis Evanston, IL
2. St Joseph Mercy, Ann Arbor, MI
3. University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
4. Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD
5. Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
6. Howard University, Washington
7. Wright Center, Scranton, PA
8. Hurley, Flint, MI
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1. Presence St Francis Evanston, IL
2. St Joseph Mercy, Ann Arbor, MI
3. University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
4. Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD
5. Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
6. Howard University, Washington
7. Wright Center, Scranton, PA
8. Hurley, Flint, MI
Why aren't you ranking Toledo over your number 1?
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I liked people and location better.
I know that chances for fellowship are better with university program, but it seems like graduates from 1 and 2 matched into nice fellowship programs.
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I know that chances for fellowship are better with university program, but it seems like graduates from 1 and 2 matched into nice fellowship programs.
ok but it depends what specialty you want.
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Hi Andrew

can you please tell if uni programs are always better than non-uni..I know many great community programs which are much better than low-tier or mid-tier universities...Albert Einstein (Philadephia, jacobi) they have better fellowship matches than unis like Toledo, Howard etc. I personally liked St. Francis but they did not send me IV.
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can you please tell if uni programs are always better than non-uni..I know many great community programs which are much better than low-tier or mid-tier universities...Albert Einstein (Philadephia, jacobi) they have better fellowship matches than unis like Toledo, Howard etc. I personally liked St. Francis but they did not send me IV.
It varies. Depends on the program. I would choose a community program that has good fellowship match rates in competitive specialties in addition to having happy residents over any University program with worse stats. But in this case U of Toledo is a solid program but I guess the issue is living in Toledo (maybe).
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Dont know about the other but people speak high of medstar..u mind sharing ur credentials? i was hoping to get an interview from them
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It varies. Depends on the program. I would choose a community program that has good fellowship match rates in competitive specialties in addition to having happy residents over any University program with worse stats. But in this case U of Toledo is a solid program but I guess the issue is living in Toledo (maybe).
Living in Toledo is not an issue. Evanston and SJM have decent fellowship placement and I liked them better than UT. However, I may missed something, so I am asking you guys Thanks for everyone's feedback!
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Dont know about the other but people speak high of medstar..u mind sharing ur credentials? i was hoping to get an interview from them
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I will probably rank Howard higher. Better facilities, training and have in house cards,GI and other fellowship specialties.
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ROL based on my impressions. I would appreciate your feedback. Thanks!

1. Presence St Francis Evanston, IL
2. St Joseph Mercy, Ann Arbor, MI
3. University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
4. Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD
5. Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
6. Howard University, Washington
7. Wright Center, Scranton, PA
8. Hurley, Flint, MI
I will probably rank Howard higher. Better facilities, training and have in house cards,GI and other fellowship specialties.
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I will probably rank Howard higher. Better facilities, training and have in house cards,GI and other fellowship specialties.

thank you for your feedback.
I didn't care much about in-house fellowships. It was important to see that program graduates are getting decent fellowships and that people and location are nice.
I think that I'll move Howard above Meharry.
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Hi everyone,

I have a hard time ranking these programs:
1. Albany medical center
2. Allegheny general
3. William Beaumont
4. Maimonides Medical

All have in-house fellowships (want GI / cardio in future). I have a cousin who lives in Albany. No other preference.

first two programs in my ROL is already set and I need to rank the above programs from 3-6. Any help will be highly appreciated.
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Hi everyone,

I have a hard time ranking these programs:
1. Albany medical center
2. Allegheny general
3. William Beaumont
4. Maimonides Medical

All have in-house fellowships (want GI / cardio in future). I have a cousin who lives in Albany. No other preference.

first two programs in my ROL is already set and I need to rank the above programs from 3-6. Any help will be highly appreciated.
Watts your other programs if it's not a big secret? I only had Beaumont from your list. It seemed like a strong almost University like program. With a lot of walking around the huge hospital
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Watts your other programs if it's not a big secret? I only had Beaumont from your list. It seemed like a strong almost University like program. With a lot of walking around the huge hospital
Michigan state uni, Uni central florida, Uni south dakota, st francis evanston, UT houston, Kansas Uni, Yale-waterbury, englewood hospital.

Care to share your list too?
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I think this is a reasonable rank, if you do not take visa into account

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Hi everyone,

I have a hard time ranking these programs:
1. Albany medical center
2. Allegheny general
3. William Beaumont
4. Maimonides Medical

All have in-house fellowships (want GI / cardio in future). I have a cousin who lives in Albany. No other preference.

first two programs in my ROL is already set and I need to rank the above programs from 3-6. Any help will be highly appreciated.
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What do you think about Maimonides? It had in-house fellowships, has 29 PGY-1 slots and is in Brooklyn, NY. I think it's pretty busy but decent program.

I don't know about other programs so can't help you there.

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Hi everyone,

I have a hard time ranking these programs:
1. Albany medical center
2. Allegheny general
3. William Beaumont
4. Maimonides Medical

All have in-house fellowships (want GI / cardio in future). I have a cousin who lives in Albany. No other preference.

first two programs in my ROL is already set and I need to rank the above programs from 3-6. Any help will be highly appreciated.
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Guys!!

What do you think about NYP/Q and UT-Chattanooga?....

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Guys, pretty sure I know the answer, but still just in case: what to do after certifying ROL? just chill out?
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What do you guys think about Sinai Hospital of Baltimore? I liked it there, but I heard that program is not as good as it used to be and that's why John Hopkins was removed from the name of the program. I have some friends in the area, so it's attractive from that perspective.
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Hi everyone,

I have a hard time ranking these programs:
1. Albany medical center
2. Allegheny general
3. William Beaumont
4. Maimonides Medical

All have in-house fellowships (want GI / cardio in future). I have a cousin who lives in Albany. No other preference.

first two programs in my ROL is already set and I need to rank the above programs from 3-6. Any help will be highly appreciated.
very good programs..i understand ur confusion..havr hear great things about william beaumont. they have good funds to keep residents training efficient
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Anyone here have any personal input on Pennsylvania hospital? I have some opinion of the program and want to see if anyone else interviewed there and had same or different thoughts on their interview day?
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Hello Guys!!

Do i rank a Primary program near my family as high or a community categorical program, far from family as high.

I want to do cards. Both these programs are not heavy on cards.

Any thoughts is highly values!!

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Do i rank a Primary program near my family as high or a community categorical program, far from family as high.

I want to do cards. Both these programs are not heavy on cards.

Any thoughts is highly values!!

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I think u mean preliminary vs categorical?
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Primary Care Program?...Does it make any difference to go into cards?...Or am I asking a wrong question here?...
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Do i rank a Primary program near my family as high or a community categorical program, far from family as high.

I want to do cards. Both these programs are not heavy on cards.

Any thoughts is highly values!!

Thanks!!!
I think u mean preliminary vs categorical?
it depends how much weightage u give to them...if u r bent on doing cards then see where u have more opportunities and exposure to do cards rotation and research..which program has better affoiation with the univeristies...if u dont see much difference in programs quality then go with one where u will have good 3 years with your family..u need to make personal choice and this is not someone can guide u...u just need to see if how much u benefit and if its worth going for cat. program by staying away from family
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it depends how much weightage u give to them...if u r bent on doing cards then see where u have more opportunities and exposure to do cards rotation and research..which program has better affoiation with the univeristies...if u dont see much difference in programs quality then go with one where u will have good 3 years with your family..u need to make personal choice and this is not someone can guide u...u just need to see if how much u benefit and if its worth going for cat. program by staying away from family
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I agree with ranbut there. Primary care shouldn't make a lot of difference if you get good exposure to CVS cases and if you could do more research. Also try to see which of the programs has CVS fellowships. This way u may find cardio faculty who can help u in publishing and stuff. If they both don't have any of these factors , then it really is a personal choice.

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theoretically, fellowships are open towards both programs. However, primary care programs are geared towards primary care. I believe the electives are more in outpatient care. You might not get exclusive research elective and have to go out of way to do research. In Categorical programs, generally an elective is specifically for the research. It varies with the program structure. You can check both programs in this respect.
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Can anyone give some insight as to which program they would prefer between Danbury Hospital in Connecticut and St. Agnes in Baltimore?
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Can anyone give some insight as to which program they would prefer between Danbury Hospital in Connecticut and St. Agnes in Baltimore?
A friend of mine was interviewed in St Agnes. He told me it's a mediocre hospital in all aspects.
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I'll appreciate if someone could help me with these.
1- presence st joseph, IL- good program, residents are happy, about 50% apply for fellowship and most of them match at good places, sponsors H-1, amazing location . it did feel like the hospital didn't have that much patient load.
2- memorial hospital brown- IVy league affiliation, amazing fellowship match , residents are happy with the program, sponsors j-1. electives at brown not counted as away. beautiful city.
3-st lukes- manhattan great opp for heme onc (mskcc), sponsors h-1.
4- crozer chester- good fellowship match, adequate patient exposure. h-1 visa. bad neighborhood.
How would you rank these ?
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It depends on how much you care about the fallowing factors: fellowship placement, visa, location, IM training...

either way, st luke is far better the rest of them. They have in house fellowships in almost every superficiality. Their cardiology (from faculty research prospective) are better than even a lot of university hospitals. Their hem/onc rotates in MSKCC

I do not anything about crozer chester. I will not comment on it.

From fellowship placement prospective: MHRI > presence st joseph...However, I personally would prefer H1B visa because I do not want to take the risk of doing hospitalist in a remote area after fellowship

I assume this is not your whole list. How many IVs did you get? You could private message me.

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I'll appreciate if someone could help me with these.
1- presence st joseph, IL- good program, residents are happy, about 50% apply for fellowship and most of them match at good places, sponsors H-1, amazing location . it did feel like the hospital didn't have that much patient load.
2- memorial hospital brown- IVy league affiliation, amazing fellowship match , residents are happy with the program, sponsors j-1. electives at brown not counted as away. beautiful city.
3-st lukes- manhattan great opp for heme onc (mskcc), sponsors h-1.
4- crozer chester- good fellowship match, adequate patient exposure. h-1 visa. bad neighborhood.
How would you rank these ?
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