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Neurosurgery :: Program Information
McGaw Med Ctr of Northwestern U
State: Illinois
Freida: 160-16-21-022
Years: 6
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 250
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 253
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 50%

Applied, Received Interview:
00073, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 246, AOA
00476, Anonymous, Step 1: 233
00477, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 248, AOA
00768, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 261, Step 2: 269, AOA
02319, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 244, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00479, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 255, AOA
00480, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 243
00769, , Step 1: 255, Step 2: 270
02317, Anonymous, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 263, AOA

Interview Experiences
Single day plus dinner.
Program Advantages
Best in Chicago - Batjer is a fantastic, hands-off chair and one of the best in the world. Strong skull base with Chandler, lots of endoscopic. Good functional, strong tumor. Politically connected (Batjer, Getch, Fessler).
Program Disadvantages
Somewhat malignant atmosphere, at least the way the service is run. Minimal if any truama. Cover Cook County hospital (sounds great, but is actually a poor experience due to the way the hospital operates).