Gut Feelings – Is this program a good fit for you? Do you see yourself at the program? What is the Quality of the Program? – What is the case load? Are the Teaching Attendants attentively giving instruction? How are the patients being treated?
Importance of Academia – If you’re interested in research and publications, but your program is not, consider this when ranking.
Are the Residents Happy there? – Do not go by the rumors – shoot some residents an email! They were once in your position, and more times than not will be happy to give you feedback.