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qwerty123456
the comment about major

the comment about major changes occurring over a five-year period is right on the mark. attendings can change, call schedules change, hospital affiliations change, etc. and yale is definitely an up and coming program - they've more than doubled the size of the department over the past two years and are now one of the largest, most comprehensive departments in the country practically overnight.duke is another example of a program that has already undergone major changes within the past decade due in part to a regime change. their call system has also been completely revamped now that they have a night float system. these things change from year to year so make sure you base your rank decisions on the overall aspects of a program, not just one dimensional things like call schedule, etc

Anonymous (not verified)
Other attendings who are leaving/left recently

Anyone know the latest? Rajesh Shinghal left their county hospital (big blow - he was an endo guy) and they are losing a pediatric guy. Rumor (emphasize *rumor*) that a sixth faculty is leaving.  

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I'm sure I don't know the stories behind these departures but I heard that three faculty left within a year or two of each other - Joe Presti, Chris Payne, and Marc Gonzalgo

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stanford is great! was a med

stanford is great! was a med student there, decided to move purely for geographic reasons but stanford would have prepared me just as well as my current residency is for any career in urology. for those of you thinking about matching, i highly recommend being a little bit more respectful when you are a guest at various programs. posting a bunch of speculation anonymously is unprofessional and you havent really earned the right to name drop like you're some big shot in the field before you even match.  every program has its quirks and you will know if it's a fit for you when you interview/interact with the residents and staff. there is certainly no perfect program and no perfect job, but i know the majority of applicants are well adjusted and will make the most of the good and learn to live with the bad. programs will recognize arrogance and it will negatively impact your spot on their rank lists.  in fact in many places, residents, faculty and even admin impressions can weigh in...

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Re: Other attendings who are leaving/left recently

Shinghal must have left a little while ago because I can't find him on the Stamford website. I asked around and Michael Shieh is leaving. I also asked about the sixth faculty but didn't come up with anything.That's a lot of attendings leaving!!

Anonymous User wrote:
Anyone know the latest? Rajesh Shinghal left their county hospital (big blow - he was an endo guy) and they are losing a pediatric guy. Rumor (emphasize *rumor*) that a sixth faculty is leaving.  
Anonymous User wrote:
I'm sure I don't know the stories behind these departures but I heard that three faculty left within a year or two of each other - Joe Presti, Chris Payne, and Marc Gonzalgo

Anonymous (not verified)
Thanks for the unbiased input

Anonymous User wrote:
stanford is great! was a med student there, decided to move purely for geographic reasons but stanford would have prepared me just as well as my current residency is for any career in urology. for those of you thinking about matching, i highly recommend being a little bit more respectful when you are a guest at various programs. posting a bunch of speculation anonymously is unprofessional and you havent really earned the right to name drop like you're some big shot in the field before you even match.  every program has its quirks and you will know if it's a fit for you when you interview/interact with the residents and staff. there is certainly no perfect program and no perfect job, but i know the majority of applicants are well adjusted and will make the most of the good and learn to live with the bad. programs will recognize arrogance and it will negatively impact your spot on their rank lists.  in fact in many places, residents, faculty and even admin impressions can weigh in...
How long ago did you leave Stanford?  If anything your opinion is worth less than those speculating about who will leave or stay since you're not affiliated with the program any longer.  I don't see any arrogance on the part of the applicants discussing it, faculty turnover is a HUGE deal, and without a robust faculty that covers multiple areas of urology any program in the country would suffer.

Anonymous (not verified)
Gen surg

Doesn't Stanford still do 2 years of gen surg? 

Anonymous (not verified)
Correct

Anonymous User wrote:
Doesn't Stanford still do 2 years of gen surg? 
If I remember correctly from the interview day it's 18 months, which is still not cool at all. They also have a research year so you only get 3.5 years of clinical urology training, which seems strange. 

Anonymous (not verified)
Specialties effected by attending attrition

I tallied it up for Stanford:2 onc (Presti and Gonzalgo)1 ped (Hseih)1 endo (Shinghal)1 female (Payne)