Review Detail

9.1 5 10
Massachusetts August 20, 2007 15452
UMass
(Updated: November 30, 2013)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Staff Surgeons
 
10.0
Didactics/Teaching
 
9.0
Operating Experience
 
10.0
Clinical Experience
 
10.0
Research
 
10.0
Residents
 
10.0
Lifestyle
 
9.0
Location
 
9.0
Overall Experience
 
10.0

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
Faculty continues to grow along specialty lines. All subspecialties are covered and covered well. Faculty is resident friendly and create an excellent learning environment.
Didactics / Teaching
Little change from previous post 3 years ago. CORE lecture series every friday; faculty led. daily fracture conference and weekly subspecialty conference. Residents prepared for OITE and Boards and do incredibly well
Operating Experience
Still one of the strengths of the program. Residents are involved operatively early on. This is important for nearly all applicants and can be evaluated by looking at the posted case log numbers for all programs
Clinic Experience
Outstanding. Excellent level one trauma center; well known traditional strength. Elective surgical experience is now equal to or better than the trauma experience. All specialties are covered. Residents go into all specialties; a sign of the outstanding experience they get here in specialties. All rotations in city; no need to rotate to away sites
Research Opportunities
Now a top 10 orthopedic research program. Well established bone biology group that works at the molecular level. Outstanding regenerative medicine lab that is working on bone and cartilage regeneration. New since last post is the FORCE-TJR national joint replacement registry based at UMASS. Incredible research opportunities for residents and students
Residents
Strength of this program. residents are incredible and true team. Residents like each other and socialize outside the hospital.
Lifestyle
Good lifestyle. Residents work hard but in great supportive and collaborative environment. Outside large city in a medium city. allows for afforable housing and safe environment. Access to larger cities; Boston/Manhattan but none of the hassles
Location / Housing
Afforable and close to the hospitals. Many residents buy their homes and many are passed down from graduating chiefs
Limitations
Very few limitations; some consider Worcester one but I do not. Residents are fantastic; attendings great; this program continues to improve; still unknown to some that are not aware of all the changes that have occurred over the last 5-8 years. See below
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
A must see program if you are considering programs in New England. Strong in all the important places. If you dont know much about UMASS you should look further

Qualification

I am an alumnus of this program.
Date of Rotation
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