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I am a PGY-1 and most of the year, you are on away rotations, in medicine and neurology. There are 4 months of medicine, including 2 months of inpatient medicine, 1 month of medicine C/L and 1 month of medicine ER. The inpatient medicine months are intense, but you learn the bread and butter of medicine. Days usually start around 7AM and you stay until about 5-6PM. The Medicine C/L month is mostly a M-F 9-5 service. The Medicine ER month is 8hr shifts, with 2 days off/week. You are required to do 2 months of Neurology, days start around 7AM and you finish around 5-6PM, mostly you see neuro consults. There are 6 months of Pysch rotations; with combination of inpatient psych, psych ER and 1 month of substance abuse.
Most of the faculty are willing to teach and are very supportive of residents. I can not say enough wonderful things about the PD. He is very supportive and understanding and helpful, and he is also a psychoanalyst who teaches an excellent psychodynamic seminar class. Teachings are usually clustered into one day out of the week, and that time is STRICTLY protected, unless you are on non-psych rotations. The lectures are helpful and very interesting.
The program is very small, with about 15-16 residents, but most of the residents are willing to help each other out. There is not that much socializing out of work, b/c many of the residents have families. I have been able to have a life outside of work and been able to enjoy alot of Boston.
Some of the drawbacks are being on-call by yourself, but with attendings reachable by phone.