Best quality of life?

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Best quality of life?

We all know which programs are considered the best in the country, but which programs do you think have the best quality of life (good call schedules, happy residents)? 

Edited by: nicky on 05/11/2015 - 19:51 Reason: Updated by FeedsNodeProcessor
Anonymous (not verified)
they will be revealed after

they will be revealed after rank lists are submited!

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Not Vandy, that's for sure.

Not Vandy, that's for sure.  Those guys work HARD, but get phenomenal training because of it. 

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gunners gonna gun

Anonymous User wrote:
they will be revealed after rank lists are submited!
:rolleyes:

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Mayo, Cleveland Clinic, and

Mayo, Cleveland Clinic, and Kaiser LA have the best hoursThought the residents were happy and balanced at at UNC, OHSU, Minnesota. Vandy too despite the hard work.There are definitely some places where residents are burnt out but put on a good show for interview day, so pay attention to resident attrition rate.

Uromatcher
QOL is subjective... but if

QOL is subjective... but if you're looking for high operative volumes, happy residents, good call schedules...Programs that are smaller with more collegial atmospheres tend to breed the happiest residents, in my opinion. Attendings that treat you like junior colleagues and realize that you help them be more productive / effecient are more appreciative of your help.   Places like Scott & White - Temple, TX;  UT-Knoxville, Mayo - Jacksonville, University of Kentucky  (Obviously have southeastern bias...)  (this is anecdotal and from my exposure to residents over my urology residency years)

gocowboys
cedars

sunny LA weather + amazing ancillary staff + funny residents = cedars sinai

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Agreed

Can definitely confirm this statement. Did sub-Is at UNC & OHSU and the residents are happy, have great schedules, are very well trained and awesome people. Didn't rotate at Minnesota but loved them also and ranked them very high.

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Thought the residents were happy and balanced at at UNC, OHSU, Minnesota.

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Beth Israel in NYC and Dartmouth. Dartmouth is like Q8 call or something and BI my understanding is its like 7 to 5

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Henry Ford isn't bad at all either. Didn't seem super cushy by any means, but the clinical/research fellows they have help take some of the load off the call schedule. Overall, just seemed like a balanced lifestyle. Albany was another one that seemed to have a pretty balanced lifestyle. 

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surprisingly

If you're talking about top/busy programs, anywhere without home call will get you the best QOL.The residents I know at the Cleveland Clinic (in-house) and Duke (night float) definitely work just as hard as the other top programs (Hopkins, IU, Vandy, etc) during the week, but they get enough R&R on the weekends (Duke juniors do 4 weeks of night float and never take overnight otherwise, seems like they work a shift about one in every 4-5 weekends), or in the case of the Clinic they get a real post-call day after being on-call.Home call is a scam, it's just a way to keep you under duty hours while you drive all over town with foleys in your trunk (or sleep in the guestroom while fielding asinine nurse pages). And god forbid you have to have two call pools because you cover so many hospitals, then you're looking at Q3 or worse.