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Programs by Strength
#1
After looking through the works hours thread and SubI forum, I'm curious in compiling information on each program's strengths.

Which programs lean academic vs heavily operative? What about cranial vs spinal? What about between the different subspecialties? 

For example, I've heard so far that MGH/BWH are academic and cranial focused, Pitt and Barrow are great for operating, USC/Washington are balanced, etc
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#2
From my experience:
Academic: UCSF, MGH, Hopkins, Columbia, UVa, Duke, Penn
Balanced: Michigan, USC, Washington, Emory, NYU, Mayo, Cleveland Clinic, Florida, Utah, UCSD, Florida, Oregon
Operative: Pitt, Barrow, Miami, UCLA, Wake Forest, Carolinas, Baylor, Jefferson, Ohio State
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#3
I would personally put NYU in the operative category. The issue when I interviewed there was that their elective time was heavily operative due to coverage struggles from the volume.
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#4
Theres overlap, as programs like UCSF are academic and still very operative.

Academic: UCSF, MGH, Hopkins, Columbia, UVa, Duke, Penn, WUSTL, stanford, cornell, brigham
Balanced: Michigan, USC, Washington, Emory, NYU, Mayo, Cleveland Clinic, Florida, Utah, UCSD, Florida, Oregon
Operative: Pitt, Barrow, Miami, UCLA, Wake Forest, Carolinas, Baylor, Jefferson, Ohio State
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#5
Indiana is heavily operative too.
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#6
(05-09-2017, 04:54 PM)Guest Wrote: Indiana is heavily operative too.

Second this.
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#7
(05-09-2017, 07:44 PM)Guest Wrote:
(05-09-2017, 04:54 PM)Guest Wrote: Indiana is heavily operative too.

Second this.

But still a small program. It's not going to change to a big program just because you matched there. Stay away. Carolinas have a large volume, but still a small program too.
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(05-09-2017, 08:34 PM)Guest Wrote:
(05-09-2017, 07:44 PM)Guest Wrote:
(05-09-2017, 04:54 PM)Guest Wrote: Indiana is heavily operative too.

Second this.

But still a small program. It's not going to change to a big program just because you matched there. Stay away. Carolinas have a large volume, but still a small program too.

I think a lot of people would love to train at IU assuming you can tolerate Midwestern living. Good volume, good faculty, solid research. Sure it's not Barrow but it'll provide solid training for academic or community practice.
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(05-09-2017, 08:46 PM)Guest Wrote:
(05-09-2017, 08:34 PM)Guest Wrote:
(05-09-2017, 07:44 PM)Guest Wrote:
(05-09-2017, 04:54 PM)Guest Wrote: Indiana is heavily operative too.

Second this.

But still a small program. It's not going to change to a big program just because you matched there. Stay away. Carolinas have a large volume, but still a small program too.

I think a lot of people would love to train at IU assuming you can tolerate Midwestern living. Good volume, good faculty, solid research. Sure it's not Barrow but it'll provide solid training for academic or community practice.
What is midwestern living? Asking as someone who has never lived in the Midwest before.
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#10
"Midwestern living" just means people hold the door for each other and say hello / are otherwise friendly to strangers. The midwest is fine.
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