FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many PGY-1 positions do you have?

There are 20 PGY-1 positions available:

12 categorical Primary Care:NRMP#1241140M0

8 preliminary:NRMP #1241140P0

2. How many beds are there at GBMC?

There are a total of 310 beds, of which 163 beds are on the medical service. Approximately 70 beds are on the teaching service and 93 beds are non-teaching.

3. How many admissions are there to the medical service annually?

Approximately 10,000

4. What is the average daily census on the medical service?

Interns typically admit 3-5 patients with up to an additional 2 transfers. Average intern census is 4 patients. Average resident census is 10-15 patients.

Medical Residency Interns5. What types of careers do the program's graduates pursue?

In the past five years our graduates have pursued the following career paths:

  • 22% pursued careers as primary care physicians.
  • 43% entered fellowship training.   Click here for more detailed information.
  • 35% practice as Hospitalist physicians.

6. How often are residents on call?

PGY-1 residents do not have night calls during the first 6 months of the year.  During the initial 6 months they have an average of 2 long calls (16 hours) each week during their general floor months.  In the latter 6 months interns will have night calls on a rotating shift schedule.   Critical Care interns follow a rotating shift schedule for the whole year.  PGY-2  residents have 4 weeks night float duties. PGY-3 residents have a total of four 1-week night float rotations. General medicine residents have call two 14-hour nights during their one month general medical floor rotation.  Critical Care residents work twelve hour shifts.

7. What will my employment contract look like?

For the actual contract used for the 2012-2013 academic year residents, click here. We are expecting no significant changes for next year's residents.

8. What kind of visas do you accept for graduates of foreign medical schools?

 

Given the complexity of the current immigration process, we give some preference to United States citizens and permanent residents. We do, however, encourage applications from outstanding applicants of any background.  Historically we have supported applications for J-1 visas for a couple applicants each year. We have not needed to resort to the H-1 process and are unlikely to do so this year.

9. Do you require clinical experience in the United States?

Externships and medical school rotations in American hospitals are invaluable in helping us identify extraordinary candidates. We do not, however, require such experience.

10. Do you have a cut off for USMLE scores?

In general our residents have excellent board scores, averaging in the 230s on both USMLE Step 1 and Step 2.  We typically do not grant interviews to candidates who have ever failed a step of the USMLE.  Unless an applicant has a particularly superb record, we discourage applicants who have graduated more than 10 years ago.

Dr. Foster and Interns11. Do you  accept applications from international medical graduates?

Our goal is to matriculate the highest quality intern class possible. We frequently have excellent candidates from overseas institutions.

12.Do you have medical student clerkships, externships, or observerships? 

We often have medical clerks from all levels from Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. Because of administrative issues, we discourage externships and observerships.  

 

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