Compare NYC programs

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Compare NYC programs

Hello,I am a 3rd year who is planning on applying to urology next summer.  I am trying to decide which NYC program to do a Sub-I at.  I was hoping that some of you who have interviewed or done away rotations at the NY/NJ programs would be willing to do a breakdown of the NY programs. Of course, I know Cornell, Columbia, NYU are top 3 but I'm considering a mid-tier to do a rotation at that I might have a better chance of actually getting into (trying to 'couples' match).  Any decent PD names at any of the mid-tiers or any really good experiences? I would greatly appreciate it!

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You left Mt. Sinai off your

You left Mt. Sinai off your list of top programs in NYC. Put down the number of residents I can remember. There are very few bad Urology programs, so try to find the program that fits your personality and goals (useless advice, I know). For letters, I know that chairman at Northwell is very well known and I believe at Lenox Hill as well.  

Other Urology programs ranked according to the Doximity survey:

North Shore/LIJ (now Northwell) 2 spots

Rutgers RWJ

Lenox Hill hospital (Manhattan) - 1 spot

Montefiore/Albert Einstein -2 spots

New York Medical College -2 spots

SUNY Downstate 

Rutgers UMDNJ

Maimonides 1 spot

Brookdale (see recent post by me on this forum)



I've heard that NYU favors students who do aways there, that is, they have a higher rate of matching there. NYU is nice because they have VA and county hospitals. I've heard they have a lot of rotators during the summer months so it gets crowded. Cornell and Columbia are both 6 year programs so these will be more research oriented perhaps. Cornell residents rotate mainly at their NYP hospital I believe though. Mt Sinai is a solid program as well. In general you'll get good training anywhere in nyc but you might have less autonomy in the OR than you might as some of the midwest/southern programs. 

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Mt. Sinai

As a resident at Mt. Sinai, I can vouch for the training here and I can honestly recommend to look elsewhere.  The surgical training is extremely weak as compared to friends in other programs and the attendings take little interest in teaching.  Be warned.

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