Non-Malignant Programs

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yeah I'll agree with Oklahoma

and would like to add UIC as well

Anonymous (not verified)
Oklahoma

Anonymous User wrote:
Umm...Can you say Oklahoma? Man that was the most awkward and malignant feeling program I interviewed at this year. It was no question to me why they went unmatched this year. Stay away from this program, IMHO.On the list of rather non-malignant programs, I really liked MCG. A very well balanced program with awesome opportunities.Take care
Just curious, what about the program/interview day at Oklahoma made it feel malignant?

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My experience

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Umm...Can you say Oklahoma? Man that was the most awkward and malignant feeling program I interviewed at this year. It was no question to me why they went unmatched this year. Stay away from this program, IMHO.On the list of rather non-malignant programs, I really liked MCG. A very well balanced program with awesome opportunities.Take care
Just curious, what about the program/interview day at Oklahoma made it feel malignant?
Well first off, the night prior with the residents-you could just tell from the interaction that they didn't like their plight. While all the residents I met this year said they were busy, at most of the programs they seemed not to mind it, but speaking with OU's resident's they looked beat up and did not have great things to say about their program. When asked pointed questions about their program they gave really awkward and vaugue answers, hinting that they were hiding something. One the residents actually was very disappointed they were had matched there (you know that conversation where they say make sure you rank all the programs you interview at, but keep in mind you may match way down on your list).Second, I met several OU students on the trail this year, none of which had good things to say or had intentions of ranking their program anywhere near the top (huge red flag in my mind).Third, the interview day started with the Chair, not kidding you, talking about discipline and how strict and intolerant he is--and what a privlege it is for residents to be allowed to operate on their patients and almost hinting at the inconvenience it is to train residents. Sure, I understand, but as an opening presentation to the program?Fourth, not one faculty member read my application prior to my interview. They all asked me to sit while they read my application in front of me for the first time. Then preceded to ask the same quesitons which they just read the answers to. I found it incredibly disrespectful and rude. All my other inveiewers elsewhere at least made an effort to know SOMETHING about me prior to walking through the door, at least they pretended to have read my application. I viewed the interview as "look, I'm going to be standing next to this person at the OR table or in the clinic for the next 5 years, if they can't be even slightly interested in who they choose, what really will my class look like and what really will my training be like".Fifth (not really a malignat thing), 8 months of dedicated research in the second year? In a 5 year program. The chiefs all were going into fellowships I believe, and for me, it just felt that it wasn't because they wanted to, but because they weren't ready.Overall, I'm sure I thought it was worse than it was because I was pretty excited about the program prior to interivewing and was really disappointed leaving. I'm sure they get good training, but the residents did not seem to enjoy their experience or have great things to say about their program.Just my 2 cents.

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Oklahoma

The resident the night before the interview just couldn't hide his unhappiness about being there. It was kinda sad actually.I know this is being superficial, but they didn't offer us any dinner the night before or lunch after the interviews  like many of the other programs did, which let me know how little they care about making a good impression.I didn't like that their call is IN-HOUSE as opposed to home call like every other program in the nation.One interviewer straight up told me he yells at his residents while they're operating. Later I found out from an attending at my home program that they're actually known for namecalling and putting down their residents.Overall, I just couldn't see myself somewhere for 5 years with attendings that will call me stupid and retarded whenever they please, could you imagine the M&M conferences?? ouch

Anonymous (not verified)
yeah

it's been like this for years. and it doesn't look like things have changed much. when i interviewed a few years ago, a student from UO recommended that i not rank them. it's actually kind of shameful the way the run their program. all the other urology programs in the country have a certain standard of being chill and relatively supportive. they're like the neighbor that beats their kids. you just feel bad for the residents who have to train there.