发信人: yf (麦地fanfan), 信区: MedicalCareer
标 题: Fellowship interview experience 2 University of Colorado(Hem/Onc)
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Sat Jan 30 16:21:38 2010, 美东)
IV day: 7:30am to 3:00 pm
# of interviewer: 3
Accommodation provided:partial(discounted hotel rate)
# of applicants interviewed in one day: 13
# of positions: 4
Clinical: Busy first year. 13-week on call in the first year. 2 half days
every week for out patient clinic, and in-patient care dependent on
different rotations. Rotations happen on three different hospitals:
University hospital at Aurora, Denver hospital at Denver and VA hospital at
Denver. MOST PATIENTS ARE CAUCASIAN.
Authority: good. fellows are THE doctor of paptients. Excellent continuity
care. Helping hands: NP.Residents and attendings.
Research: excellent opportunities for both translational, phase I and basic
science and also almost to same degree for clinical science. A lot of phase
III trials too. Big names of breast cancer, lung cancer, head and neck,
melanoma(Drs. Elias, Borges, Paul Bunn, etc)
and a lot of collaberations with labs inside University(63 labs doing breast
cancer research!)Neighborhood: Good, low criminal rate, low murder cases.
Very good public school in Denver. Most people there are Caucasian, I don't
see a lot of people from other races. Highest educated population nationwise
, thinnest state in US(it's true, I didn't see a single overweighted person
on that day. Drastically different from where I live now)
Moonlight:not allowed in the first year, but allowed in the second and third
year. Need liscence though.
FLOWs: extremely happy.
Facilities: Brand new campus, $800 million dollars of investment for
buildings, etc. Many many new labs, and constructions are still going on.The
campus is 4 times of New York Presbytarian.
Mentorship: strong. 38 full time faculty members and 48 volunteer faculty
Flows destination: mostly academic. More people go to private practice
recently in contrast to what I was told by Columbia fellow. Higher salary
comparing to Boston, NYC area. Much more paid if you go to private practice.
PDs: excellent, nice and polite.
Living cost: much lower than in big cities.
Weather: Excellent. I thought it would be cold there, but actually, it's
warmer than NYC. Famous place for ski. Sunny days over 300/year. More than
in Miami beach and San Diego.
Overall score: 8.5/10
Still, most questions were about my research. but less in detail than those
asked by Columbia faculties. And they are very interested in what you can
contribute to the program, what the plan in 5-10 years, what is your
weakness, was it difficult for you to adapt to clinic system after long
years of research. So comparing to Columbia, U Colorado cares more about
your clinical strength, and also they are doing a lot of clinical research.
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