>Well, 4 interviews down that is.
So, I am starting to get the sense, the pretty much all these programs are by and large the same. Sure there are a few minor differences, like months spent in the ICU, whether or not they include a medicine floor month (most don’t thankfully). Everyone seems to have the basic research elements, 5 hours of lecture a week, EMS, administrative and ultrasound electives. What seems most important to evaluate is the “fit” that you will have in a program. Fortunately, I was able to do a month long rotation at two of the four sites I have interviewed at so far so I have a good idea of what that fit would be. But at the other two, I foundd it hard to really get a good sense of that. You get a little taste at the social events that most places tend to hold, but even that is just a glimpse. Its too bad you can’t do a mini rotation at each place you are interested in, at least the top choices you are considering. It might seem worthwhile to spend a month during your last year of med school doing 4 mini week long rotations at sites, somewhat of an extended “second look”. If only that was possible.