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My experience in Michigan so far has been that everyone is super nice, so it was no different during the interview. We were greeted at the entrance, and then the residents took us for a tour, then to the auditory for a quick lecture and breakfast. It is not the biggest hospital nor program, but it's pretty well equipped and residents seem really happy. Most of them match to their top choice of sub specialty. We were later taken for 3 interviews, mostly they were directed to getting to know you. No medical questions. After that we were given a small lecture about the program and Lansing, and finally taken for lunch when interviews finished. I matched here!!
- Interviewed at Michigan State University Program
The hospital is amazing, the city is great, we had a morning lecture by program coordinator followed by session and hospital tour that was provided by the PD. we get lunch and sit with the residents then attend the morning report which was ok. that was followed by 4 interviews which were a tough little bit. The PD is masked face so you can't understand his expression, two of the interviewers asked many behavioral questions, and one keeps talking about himself and his kids. Overall, it is an overworking program, a very nice hospital and city with an average fellowship matching rate.
- Interviewed at AdventHealth Orlando Program
I love this program. Interviewed with 5 other candidates. Had dinner with residents the night before. On interview morning, the PD came for breakfast with candidates at the hotel where he gave a short presentation and answered questions about the program. After breakfast, a resident took us on a tour of the hospital. Very clean hospital with polite staffs and happy residents. A balance of IMG and AMG residents. Interviewed with PD and 2 other faculty - no medical questions. Also attended the radiology conference at noon - informative. Lunch was provided for candidates, attendings and residents just before the end of the interview day allowing for more questions. There was exit interview with the PD
- Interviewed at UPMC Medical Education (Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital) Program
I was interviewed by 5 different people, residents and faculty. Generally a nice area to work, small town of about 5000 but friendly area. Good program, well funded. Very strict and by the book. I heard that the PD has changed this year. The last one was nice, but seems like they are looking for something very specific. The really watch you closely in the interview. I have a friend in this program and he likes it.
- Interviewed at Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Program
The day started at 6:45 am, and we attended morning report with the residents. We were also encouraged to participate and give answers. After that, we had presentations by the PC and a chief resident while having a light breakfast. After that it was two interviews by PD/APD and a chief resident. Everyone was friendly, and they wanted to know your ties to Fort Worth. Then we had a hospital tour and an excellent lunch was provided. Day ended around 1 pm.
- Interviewed at Medical City North Texas Consortium Graduate Medical Education [Fort Worth] Program
Great tour. Amazing facilities, resident lounge is phenomenal. Sleep rooms. Great emphasis on resident well-being. Cardio and Heme-Onc fellowship. Interview was interesting, PD spoke alot, asked me little. Intensivist asked me interesting questions but was very fun and interesting. I think I made a good impression. Food during noon conference was fantastic.
- Interviewed at Memorial Healthcare System Program
Interview went very well. The only had one interviewer, which was the residency director. I believe he conducts all the interviews; there were give other interviewees and they were all interviewed by him. The director is really a down to earth nice person. The staff was very nice as well. Questions asked were mainly about what I have been doing and what are my long term goals. I felt very comfortable in the interview and throughout the day. The residents were very friendly and answered all my questions.
- Interviewed at UPMC Medical Education (Mercy) Program
Very good program director in a solid program. Comfortable interview. Very competitive. The director asked about my motivation and what I thought made me competitive and why I thought I would do well in a program as challenging as theirs.
- Interviewed at Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium Program
Met the PD, she interviewed everyone. The facility was magnificent, tour of the hospital was amazing. 7 Cardio matches for fellowship. ALOT of research, 3 months of a dedicated elective. All kinds of in house fellowships available. Everyone was super nice, PD was well spoken about, residents are happy with her and the changes she wishes to make to the program. She is always looking to upgrade. Amazing sim lab, best ever, amazing academic quality, work 1 on 1 with a mentor, innovative ideas e.g. Escape Room. Chance to do procedures in ICU. Nice city, vibrant, safe and cheap to live in . Close to Canada!
- Interviewed at University at Buffalo Program
Probably the nicest hospital I have been to, very advanced. The interview day is really fun. Good residents, interviewers and the program director is easy to talk to. Match A Resident gave me great tips to tackle this interview in specific!
- Interviewed at Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University Program