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Baylor CoM
State: Texas
Positions: 6
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 251
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 254
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 46%

Applied, Received Interview:
00004, Anonymous, Step 1: 248
00005, Anonymous, Step 1: 254, Step 2: 249, AOA
00032, Anonymous, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 233
00080, University of Virginia, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 243, AOA
00089, Anonymous, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252, AOA
00177, University of Oklahoma, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 246, AOA
00405, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 263, Step 2: 264, AOA
00449, Cleveland Clinic Medical School, Step 1: 239
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
03837, University of South Carolina, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 261, AOA
03945, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 254, AOA
13949, Anonymous, Step 1: 247
13965, Anonymous, Step 1: 263, AOA
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249
16941, Anonymous, Step 1: 257, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00006, SUNY Downstate, Step 1: 234, AOA
00007, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 236
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00084, Anonymous, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 243
00092, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253
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
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00488, Loyola University Chicago, Step 1: 264, Step 2: 264, AOA
00491, University of South Dakota, Step 1: 225, Step 2: 256
00546, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 253
00607, Tulane University, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 242
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
02581, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 250
02582, Anonymous, Step 1: 221
02671, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 247
02674, Georgetown University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 241
02686, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 256, AOA
02687, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 242
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
02995, Indiana University, Step 1: 245
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03122, University of Virginia, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 246
03583, Anonymous, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 230
03632, Wright State University, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 236
03682, Anonymous, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 238
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
14151, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 261, AOA
14225, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 258
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25

Interview Experiences
Terrific! Super friendly faculty and residents.
Intro from PD Time with residents in between four interviews with faculty Tour of facilities
Slightly low on resident interaction, though we did meet quite a few during the day who were very enthusiastic about their program.
Day started at 7 am with thorough introduction by the program director. Then had 5 1-on-1 interviews with the Chair, PD, and 3 other faculty. Day finished around 3 pm after the tour.
~6 interviews, dinner night before
6 individual interviews which I found to be pretty blunt and interrogative compared to other residency programs. Residents appeared exhausted and worked to the edge.
Program Advantages
Awesome supervision and teaching faculty. Great research. HUGE clinical volume! Great match for fellowships. Resident run clinic. Patient diversity.
Great reputation Great chairman and faculty New facilities coming in '08/09 Residents place well in fellowships
residents chummy with faculty
Great place, this was my first choice, new Baylor eye clinic, awesome surgical experience, diverse pathology, fantastic fellowship match, everyone who trained at Baylor has loved it there
Great volume, great autonomy.
Great pathology with fantastic county and VA hospitals. Well-known faculty with strong subspecialties. They make finding research projects easy.
High surgical volume (250+ cataracts) with more than enough glaucoma surgeries, vitrectomies, lasers. Residents are happy. Very team-oriented atmosphere. Amazing fellowship match, lots of research opportunities. Huge wetlab and VA.
- beautiful VA - 'resident run'
Highly-autonomous program with very busy call. Great surgical training (230+ cataracts, glaucoma, plastics) with a world-renowned pediatrics department. Chair is very strong.
Program Disadvantages
none
overworked?
Busy busy calls and clinics may not be for everyone
Slightly below average facilities.
Work very hard, long days dont end till 7pm often.
Residents are very happy although they seem to work VERY hard. This is an amazing program.
- residents gave off 'overworked' vibe - busy call
Houston isn't a very pretty city. 85% go into fellowship. Personally, I just didnt get a very good feel from Baylor--residents didn't appear overly happy and I found the faculty (outside of the chair) to have big egos.