Any comments on U of Florida...I hear its the best in Florida, but how does it compare otherwise
Anonymous User wrote: Any comments on U of Florida...I hear its the best in Florida, but how does it compare otherwise
[/quote]UF is the best in Florida. Best trained in the state, good diversity of cases, residents generally seem happy and get along. Gainsville is not the greatest place to live in, but it's a college town so there's always something to do. USF second. Good training, good residents to work with. Tampa is decent but expensive to live in. No comment about Mayohi Jacksonville--I didn't interview there. But I would rank it third anyway on reputation. UMiami is malignant. Residents treated poorly. Miami looked like a cool area though. I would also not recommend applying unless you can speak Spanish or Creole as 75% of your patients won't speak English. That seems frustrating.[/quote] i don't know if UF is the best program in the state. i rotated there as a student and at Miami and could only really say that UF is a much better program than miami. my UF rotation is more reflective of what urology is and will be. UF had a good diversity of cases, and get a lot of minimally invasive training. I really enjoyed working with their residents and felt like they were well trained.when I was at miami, they do a lot of unnecessary open cases, and nearly no miminally invasive cases. this is mostly cause I think their chair (which i think now may be ex-chair but still runs the program) does not believe in minimally invasive. i also heard from one of my friend's who is a resident now at miami that the hospital they do a majority of their training out of (jackson) is about to cut residents or shut it's doors......so no chair and a possible hospital closure = a majorly unstable program. probably not a safe bet.for real though, there are a lot of inner workings to programs you do not see on an interview. If you have any friends even in other departments at the hospitals you interview at, it's important to ask them about their thoughts on the urology dept... you find out things you , as a potential resident, need to know.
It is true: compared to UF, no one is doing robotic VVs or robotic microsurgical denervations. Of course, if you wish to be a ball pain expert, these could come in handy. At UM, in addition to the usual robotic partials, robotic prostates, etc. they are still doing pure lap extraperitoneal prostates, pure lap retroperitoneal nephrectomies/nephro-us, pure lap adrenalectomies, etc. You could say that all those procedures are passe, or you could say that being exposed to open, robotic, and laparoscopic procedures makes you well rounded.
is it really true it is malignant?