You can tell a lot about an institution's ethos and culture by the kind of language it uses. When midlevels ("advanced practitioners" to be politically correct, which we most certainly are not) are allowed into the Physician Lounge but residents (who are, by definition, physicians) are not, it really says a lot about which group of people George Washington University Hospital values more. Do you want to train at a place that allows non-physician midlevels like nurse practitioners and physician assistants - but not actual physicians - into the Physician Lounge? What kind of mindfuck is that? At this rate they might as well change the name to "Non-Resident Lounge". Hopefully prospective residency applicants to George Washington are cognizant enough to realize this and adjust their rank lists accordingly...