excuse me, but you are you to tell anyone to stay out of a public forum? you don't OWN it.if you want this to be a windsor polyanna forum with no outsiders allowed, then maybe you should take this to a forum on the internal windsor.edu site.
Originally Posted by windsorMD
there is very much a need for someone who is not vested in windsor to tell prospective students things (as there is a need on ANY of these fora) because admin and cheerleading students will always gloss over things that aren't so great and hype up things that are just average.
yes, it is very nice that there is a chief out there that is a windsor grad....shows that the school and the students it is graduating are up and coming, but its not like she won the nobel prize or something- thousands of residents become chief. Steph's point (in case you missed it) was that realize that while this is nice, there are many reasons why someone becomes chief. If she was a chief in say gen surg...whoop dee do! everyone becomes chief their last year- it would just mean that she made it to the last year...and i would imagine a lot of newbies don't know that... Also i would imagine that most prospectives don't know that being chief in some programs (ie IM, Peds) that it is an EXTRA year (heck, lots of 4th year med students don't know this) and people take on this responsiblity for many reasons- usually because they want a fellowship and couldn't get it straight out of the 3rd year.
And like the Dartmouth guy said, sometimes the chief is elected by the resident class- so it could be the big accomplishment is that they are well liked and popular with their classmates.
make a deal about it, pat yourself on the back about it, but please don't make it look like the 2nd coming....just makes you look like you are clutching at straws...
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