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How do you look up Medicare

How do you look up Medicare billing like you mention?

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BWH program rough spots

 BWH chairman stepping downyoung robotics faculty member who does research is rumored to be leaving 

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Medicare data

This is not Medicare data, and it is pre-robot.MGH volumes are down, and the top robotic programs are BWH, St Elizabeth's (no residency), and Lahey.Robot is used infrequently at other programs

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BU uses the robot very

BU uses the robot very frequently and has been using it since around 2005.  Additionally, BU residents are rotating at St. Elizabeth's Hospital

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ADVICE for medical students, residents, fellows seeking jobs

If at all possible, avoid urology programs that are DIVISIONS

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Boston Programs

Having recently interviewed at all of these places except for BU, I can say that I was very impressed with all of the Boston programs, in particular with MGH and Lahey. I think the Lahey has overall the most all-around enriching experience for all of areas of Urology. However, I felt that the operative experience, especially early on in the program, is quite limited, with the General Surgery time (which I felt was quite weak when compared to MGH and BWH) and then the research year. MGH and Lahey residents only rotate at their home institution and at Children's hospital, wihc can be a plus or a minus depending on what your preference is. It looks like Dr. Hu from the Brigham is mostly operating at Faulkner, and he seems to be their highest volume robotics guy currently.MGH is in the process of appointing a new chairman. They have one of the best laparoscpic surgeons in the country on faculty, and their chief resident spends 4-6 months of dedicated time with the head of robotics/laparoscopy during their final months of residency. Prior to that, they learn the basics of robotics with 3 other faculty operating on the DaVinci. They also do a lot of open surgery (Dr. McGovern is technically one of the best open surgeons in the country, and it is a pleasure to watch him operate), alhtough if you are looking for big whacks like RPLND and IVC thrombectomies, then Lahey may have more volume in that respect. The stone volume at MGH is unmatched.The BWH has the best location and the residents rotate at different hospitals. They also spend the most time at Children's hospital, which can be a plus or a minus depending on your interests. The Children's time (btwn 4 and 8 months, depending on the program) is really a benefit for all of the programs. No other hospital offers the case volume offered here for pediatrics.In terms of research, the MGH residents are by far the most productive academically (during residency). However, all programs send graduates into top-ranking fellowship and private practice positions.Boston is a great city to live in, and most residents I interacted with seemed very happy with their living situation and the working environment at their home institution. Hope this is helpful!!

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useless

Anonymous User wrote:
If at all possible, avoid urology programs that are DIVISIONS
 this post is absolutely useless and the lack of an explanation reflects just how much insight you have in searching for urologic jobs after graduating, whether it is from a division or department. 

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Reckless Useless

Is this a trainee or attending reviving a post more than a year old? Which programs are divisions?

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Compare Boston programs

  Boston University (BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. With more than 4,000 faculty members and more than 31,000 students, Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the United States[6] and one of Boston's largest employers.[7] The university is nonsectarian, but has been historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church.BU is categorized as an RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[10] In 2009–2010, BU had research expenditures of $407.8 million, or $553 million if the research led by the Medical School faculty at Boston Medical Center is included.[11] BU is a member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education.Among its faculty and alumni, BU counts 6 Nobel Prize winners, including Martin Luther King, Jr. (PhD '55); 22 Pulitzer Prize winners, and numerous[quantify] Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows.The university offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, and medical and dental degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood. BU also operates 75 study abroad programs in over 33 cities in over 20 countries and has internship opportunities in 10 different countries (including the United States and abroad).The Boston University Terriers compete in the NCAA's Division I. BU athletic teams compete in the America East, Hockey East, and Colonial Athletic Association conferences, and their mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier. Boston University is well known for men's hockey, in which it has won five national championships, most recently in 2009. 

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Huh

Thank you for the lengthy advertisement of Boston University.  You gave us the 30 second commercial that each school is allowed during a football game.  An interesting observation is that has nothing to do with Urology by only the university as a whole.