Review Detail

 
Ohio
by John Langland     August 28, 2007    
(Updated: October 23, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
9.6
Staff Surgeons 
 
10.0
Didactics/Teaching 
 
10.0
Operating Experience 
 
9.0
Clinical Experience 
 
9.0
Research 
 
10.0
Residents 
 
10.0
Lifestyle 
 
10.0
Location 
 
8.0
Overall Experience 
 
10.0

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Program Review

Staff / Faculty / Chairman
Staff approachable and willing to teach. Some were very funny and had me laughing the entire time I was with them. Faculty on joints, F&A, and the chairman were among the best faculty I encountered while rotating at different schools. Very slick surgeons.
Didactics / Teaching
Very very strong didactic experience. OITE questions review sessions always had multiple faculty present. surgical skills lab. conferences, lectures - it's cleveland clinic.
Operating Experience
Mentor/apprenticeship style residency. Residents operate early and often. Every subspecialty is well-covered. Weaker experience in trauma, offset by fantastic training in everything else.
Clinic Experience
Less clinic experience and less volume than other programs I am familiar with. However, this is offset by complexity of some patients. very strong sports medicine experience. each resident is assigned to follow a high school sports team for the entire duration of residency.
Research Opportunities
Dedicated research year. Plenty of opportunities.
Residents
Incredible group of residents.
Lifestyle
Residents worked hard. didn't feel like they got a beat down. had plenty of time to hang out and do other stuff. to me, that's a great lifestyle.
Location / Housing
It's cleveland. can't compare to other larger cities, but it's not bad at all. If I remember correctly, any place that has $1 burgers and $5 pitchers is okay in my book. i guess that's just about anywhere.
Limitations
the only limitations that I could percieve are the paucity of research experiences available and/or location. But, I am not really looking for a very research heavy program and I love outdoor activities so this place will rank highly.
Overall Rotation Experience / Conclusion
Overall, I had a great time. This is a great residency program and you will leave here very well trained. The trauma experience may be a little weak, but they are currently addressing this with the possible addition of a new rotation, and there are a number of elective months built into the residency. Residents, Faculty and facilities are all top notch. Would be lucky to land a spot here.

Qualification

I rotated as a medical student at this program
Date of Rotation
2007
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