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U California - Irvine
State: California
Positions: 3
Years: 3
Affiliated with: University of California, Irvine
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 245
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 257
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 38%

Applied, Received Interview:
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00032, Anonymous, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 233
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00449, Cleveland Clinic Medical School, Step 1: 239
00486, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 260
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
03145, University of California, Irvine, Step 1: 234
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00084, Anonymous, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 243
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00491, University of South Dakota, Step 1: 225, Step 2: 256
00607, Tulane University, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 242
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02582, Anonymous, Step 1: 221
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
02651, Medical College of Wisconsin, Step 1: 254, AOA
02674, Georgetown University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 241
02686, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 256, AOA
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03583, Anonymous, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 230
03632, Wright State University, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 236
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
13890, Loma Linda University, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 255
13949, Anonymous, Step 1: 247
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14151, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 261, AOA
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA
14227, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 270, AOA
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25

Interview Experiences
Great
7 am light breakfast and introductory powerpoint presentation by Dr. Tao; tour of facilities; 5 short (~10 min) interviews; lunch
Short presentation followed by 5? 1on1 interviews and a short walking tour. Very laid back. Lots of down time
Program Advantages
Great staff, warm program, growing program
-Southern California is amazing -BRAND new facility being built (Gavin Herbert Eye Institute) to be finished in 2011 -Incredible surgical numbers, >250 phacos -Happy residents, close knit 'family' feel -PD is young, charismatic, close to residents
Fantastic surgical numbers (260 cataracts), takes advantage of the great biotech companies in the area. 4 weeks of vacation
Program Disadvantages
Not top tier
-overshadowed by other top tier southern california programs like UCLA, USC
Small faculty.