Tufts-New England Medical Center Program

Tufts-New England Medical Center Program

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City
Boston
State/Province
Massachusetts

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Residents per class
4
Tufts-New England Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

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Overall rating 
 
9.9
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Clinical Experience 
 
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Research 
 
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(Updated: January 01, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
9.9
Staff Surgeons 
 
10.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
10.0
Operating Experience 
 
10.0
Clinical Experience 
 
10.0
Research 
 
9.0
Residents 
 
10.0
Lifestyle 
 
10.0
Location 
 
10.0
Overall Experience 
 
10.0

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Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
The program rotates at Tufts MC, New England Baptist, Rhode Island Hosp (3 mos), and Newton-Wellesley, and I only rotated at Tufts. All the attendings there are great. They are very hands-on to the residents (and students!) in the OR. The director, Dr. Cassidy, is an intimidating figure, but is very friendly.
Didactics / Teaching
There are conferences every morning given by attendings or residents. Most lectures have required readings. Residents and staff also participate in regular grand rounds, M+Ms and etc.
Operating Experience
With the new switch to 6 months of ortho as interns, residents start operating their first year. The PGY1s gave great feedback on their OR time at NWH. PGY2-5 all get a ton of OR time. When the case permits, the residents do a majority of the cases. They don't do spine at tufts (which makes call awesome), but everything else is well represented (heavy peds and hand). Trauma is very cyclical. As PGY4 at Rhode Island, they are essentially in the trauma OR all day. At New England Baptist, residents do a TON of joints, as well as hand and spine.
Clinic Experience
Clinic is clinic. The clinic rooms are ver nice. Only downfall is the EMR they have in place.
Research Opportunities
All residents have multiple projects going on.
Residents
One of the most laid-back, close-knitted group of residents I have met. They have a great rapport with each other. They often joke around and poke fun at each other (in a friendly way, of course). However, only 10 of the residents are at Tufts MC at one time.
Lifestyle
PGY2 year is rough between ER call and night call. However, it's only 6 months total (3 on ER call + night call, 3 on regular night call while on sports). It is a lot of call in just a few months. The work while on call can vary. They usually get enough sleep to make it through the next day. Due to the heavy amount of OR cases and lack of # or residents, they don't really go home post-call. Other than PGY2 time at TMC, the residents have a great lifestyle. While the Bap, they only take call to 8 or 10pm.
Location / Housing
Boston is a great city. Pretty expensive, but so close to the beauty of New England.
Limitations
While their trauma attending at TMC is very well trained and an awesome guy, the amount of actual trauma cases can vary greatly. While I was on trauma for 2 weeks, there were only a couple of cases. I was told the summer and winter months bring a good amount. The residents think they get enough trauma and don't feel unprepared coming out of residency. TMC has a full childrens hospital, so there is a lot of pedi ortho. They get onc while at NWH.
TMC also uses paper charts.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
This is an awesome program. Between the 4 hospitals they go to, they get a great experience. The Bap is easily a secret, as its a joints powerhouse (some say its the HSS of New England). Coming out of this residency, the residents are able to match in any field

Qualification

I rotated as a medical student at this program
Date of Rotation
2013
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