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Old 07-21-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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As far as southern cities, Knoxville TN, Winston-Salem NC, Roanoke VA and maybe Athens GA could work.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Since it sounds like you're not afraid of staying in the Midwest...

Rochester, MN
Duluth, MN
Sioux Falls, SD
Fargo, ND
Cedar Rapids, IA
Dubuque, IA
Green Bay, WI
Grand Rapids, MI
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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No offense, but if you're a resident does it really matter where you live? Also, do you even get a choice most times (you just take the hospital that best suits your desires or whatever place offers you a job)?

I ask because my father is an MD and so is my sister (just graduated residency), and I've seen what they went through. My sister was fortunate enough to choose her residency in San Francisco, but others are not so lucky (my friend's sister wanted to be a resident in the Minneapolis area but the only hospital that offered her a chance was in Kansas City -- she went to Kansas Univ. -- and she had pretty much a 4.0). I don't know how that selection is made.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Since it sounds like you're not afraid of staying in the Midwest...

Rochester, MN
Duluth, MN
Sioux Falls, SD
Fargo, ND
Cedar Rapids, IA
Dubuque, IA
Green Bay, WI
Grand Rapids, MI

Oh yeah, PS, if you get a chance to work for an institution like Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland), John Hopkins (Baltimore), etc., YOU TAKE IT! I figure you know that well enough by now that I don't have to tell you, but if for some reason you didn't consider a place like Mayo Clinic for residency and you are applicable, then Rochester would be a very close match for Peoria, IL (minus the crime -- I've heard).

PPS, I've never heard a bad thing about ANY of the cities he listed, for what it's worth (other than not being very big, or being too cold).
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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Hi all!

I am a med student looking at areas of the country for residency. I've spent my whole life in Peoria except for school in Michigan. I like Michigan as well. I need four seasons and like at least a cool Christmas. I need to think about all the areas I could happily live in to expand my options. I'm moderate politically and religiously, and I enjoy historical areas with down home people who are welcoming. I'll be a single female professional most likely when I move.

Thanks for any advice!
Where in Michigan did you go to school? U of M? I might consider Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo too if I were you for Michigan options, unless you don't want anything too college towny.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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Thanks all for your help! I plan to apply all over, but there are hundreds of residencies in my primary care field. You submit a rank list of programs, and the programs also rank you. So if I apply throughout the midwest and take these suggestions, I would end up applying to a lot of residencies (for primary care), maximizing my options and ending up someplace I like. Don't get me wrong- I'll go anywhere if I have to. But, ranking 20-30 programs is more than enough generally in less competitive specialties.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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