"The size of the residency program was a big factor for me. I knew I didn’t want a program that was too big or too small. Nine interns a year was a perfect fit! Also, I enjoy that we get some education everyday instead of having a set block one day a week. This allows me to keep my focus on the lecture and retain more information."
"Very good didactics."
"Hands on experience, diverse patient background, good NICU/PICU exposure."
"I chose Ascension St. John Children's Hospital because I wanted to see a variety of pathologies and have the time to be able to learn from them. The patient load and population at Ascension St. John Children's Hospital is such that you stay busy but not overwhelmed and you see a variety of patients from simple, complex, bread and butter and zebras. I also wanted to have access to all the pediatric sub-specialties and I was impressed by the emphasis on education which is reflected in the 100% ABP board pass rate. The residents seemed happy and the faculty was very approachable."
"Very friendly environment, diverse patient population, faculty seemed very approachable."
"Good and frequent lectures, good and friendly faculty, medium sized (personable but still see enough cases), location (both personally good and gives variety of patients/cultures)."
"I chose this program because it was close to home, the board passing rate is 100% and most of all because graduating residents come out of the program well-prepared and well-rounded."
"I love the people at Ascension St. John Children's Hospital. I rotated through the program as a fourth year medical student and really enjoyed seeing how supportive the residents and attending physicians were of one another. Everyone knows one another and the program has a "family" feel."
"Educational curriculum was right for me (good balance of didactics, clinical responsibilities). Size of the program was ideal; not small, but big enough to still receive individual attention from faculty. Location was near family and friends."