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New Jersey
by frank chiarappa     August 20, 2007    
(Updated: November 30, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
8.2
Staff Surgeons 
 
9.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
8.0
Operating Experience 
 
9.0
Clinical Experience 
 
9.0
Research 
 
6.0
Residents 
 
8.0
Lifestyle 
 
8.0
Location 
 
8.0
Overall Experience 
 
9.0

Great, Clinically-Oriented Program

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
Very nice and approachable guy who is available and allocates time for residents.
Didactics / Teaching
Weekly fracture conference is a big plus here. Attendings get very involved and provide invaluable input and feedback to each resident while they present their week's cases. Great learning experience as many of the week's cases are broken down to understand why things were done a certain way, etc. Ground rounds, journal club and cadaver labs run are well-run too.
Operating Experience
Second to none. Rotating through several institutions throughout medical school, the experience here is awesome with the chief residents displaying great knowledge and confidence while being able to operate independently. Operative time starts early, I observed many of the PGY-2's actively involved in cases, often doing most of the work in simple operations.
Clinic Experience
Excellent. Exposure to a wide range of patients both in the underinsured clinic as well as the private office.
Research Opportunities
Although opportunities are abundant, the staff support and resources are limited to getting a project rolling.
Residents
Many of the residents are great guys who are hardworking, motivated and good to be around with. Many provide ample advice and support one another (including students).
Lifestyle
Blue-collar program with a bottom-heavy, work-hard/play hard type of mentality.
Location / Housing
New Brunswick is a fun town with many college and young professional-scene bar, lounges, and restaurants. Cost of living is affordable and there is easy access to NYC, Hoboken and the beaches.
Limitations
Research support.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
Great clinically-oriented program whose residents complete residency very well-trained with the knowledge and confidence of being able to operate independently. Great fellowship lands in all subspecialties. Many of the attendings stood out in regards to the support and dedication to teaching (especially the Pediatric Ortho group)

Qualification

I am a medical student at this school.
Date of Rotation
June 2013
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