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Union Memorial, Baltimore, Internal medicine
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发表时间:2008-12-19
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发信人: docrockville (docrockville), 信区: MedicalCareer
标 题: Union Memorial, Baltimore, Internal medicine
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Fri Dec 19 14:18:42 2008)

Union Memorial, Baltimore, Internal medicine

Program Director: Robert Ferguson, M.D. Chief, Internal Medicine
Residency Coordinator: Fran Violanti (33rd St. Prof. Bldg., Suite 405, 410-
554-3048)

The hospital is next to JHU main campus.

Union Memorial offers 16 PGY-1 in medicine, designating six of these
positions to candidates seeking only one year of internal medicine training.

The PGY1 spend one month (on the floor) at Franklin Square Hospital Center.

No nightfloat on the floor. Q4, 30-hour calls.

They have nightgloat and EMR in ICU/CCU rotations.

Admission cap is 5, when on call,on the floor.

No admission cap when on call in ICU/CCU.

No EMR on the floor, but labs are online. Residents can access patient data
from home. But uptodate can only be accessed from hospital campus. Things
are modern and clean. Call room clean.

No scut work, since they have enough ancillary staff.

Noon conference was given by ID attending on fungi infection, using data
collected from hospital records. It was very interactive.

Residents have meal tickets like coupons , which can be used in cafeteria.

The interviewers included PD and an attending.

Dr. Ferguson is PD. We talked about his former residents. He gave me
several former residents\' contact information. He asked me why I want to go
back to medicine now. He told me the program only go through NRMP match. I
can tell he is very fair and honest.

The attending, MANSUR SHOMALI, M.D. is very nice, too. He asked me to first
tell him about myself. He asked me what other hospitals I interviewed at. He
said that Union has more specialties than Good Samaritan. I am not sure
what he was trying to say.

The interview did not include medical questions, case presentation, or case
diagnosis.

Their resident applicant pool exceeded 2,500 in 2007-08 and interviewed over
200 candidates.

The current 2008-09 class of 15 PGY-I: six are U.S. citizens or Canadians
and nine hail from either Europe or Asia.

About half of their graduates do subspecialty training, and half do general
medicine.

PGY 3 fellowship choices

Fellowship Endocrine - UMH
Fellowship Pulmonary/Critical Care - Dartmouth
Fellowship Infectious Diseases - Yale University
Fellowship Rheumatology - University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship Hem/Onc - NIH
Fellowship Hem/Onc - NIH
Fellowship Nephrology - University of Maryland
Fellowship Pulmonary/Critical Care - Washington Hospital Center
Fellowship Infectious Diseases - University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship Oncology - Johns Hopkins
Fellowship Rheumatology - UC Irvine

In 2007/2008, medical students primarily from five medical schools rotated
in the Union Memorial Hospital Department of Medicine :

University of Maryland
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
American University of the Caribbean
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
American University of Antigua

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发信人: flysine (flysine), 信区: MedicalCareer
标 题: Re: Union Memorial, Baltimore, Internal medicine
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Mon Dec 22 17:18:44 2008)


Good review about this program! A few things I'd like to add:
They are located between a wealthy neighborhood and a poor neighborhood,so
their patients are quite diverse too, which is good;
They have service attending rounds every morning (Mon through Sat probably),
which usually offers better teaching compared to rounds with senior
residents. Some hospitals do not have attending rounds everyday.

The aspect I don't like personally is that they don't have all the
specialties in the hospital. I personally prefer bigger hospitals with all
the specialties. Another bad point is that they have quite a number of HIV(+
) patients and drug addicts, which is probably universal in all the hospital
in Baltimore including JHU.


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