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Med C Wisconsin
State: Wisconsin
Positions: 3
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 242
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 243
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 45%

Applied, Received Interview:
00005, Anonymous, Step 1: 254, Step 2: 249, AOA
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00089, Anonymous, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252, AOA
00424, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 225
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
02651, Medical College of Wisconsin, Step 1: 254, AOA
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
13964, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 240
14225, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 258
16941, Anonymous, Step 1: 257, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00084, Anonymous, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 243
00177, University of Oklahoma, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 246, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00607, Tulane University, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 242
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
02581, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 250
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
02674, Georgetown University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 241
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
02995, Indiana University, Step 1: 245
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03176, University of Louisville, Step 1: 236, Step 2: 226
03632, Wright State University, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 236
03682, Anonymous, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 238
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
03945, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 254, AOA
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14151, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 261, AOA
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25

Interview Experiences
Intro 7-8 faculty interviews Lunch Tour
Very relaxed interview day. Tour of eye center and VA. 5-6 interviews with key faculty. One of the nicest chairpeople I have met.
Too long. 'optional' lecture at 7 AM then sat from 8 until 9:30 to start very long tour. Interviews were not until 1 PM and was totally wiped. Interviews were friendly and low key however. Try and interview on days that offer morning interviews.
Had to take an eye exam for stereopsis, color and VA while there. Interviewed with a psychologist whose role in the program was somewhat unclear and was slightly weird.
Optional morning lecture with tours to nationally ranked hospitals, 6 attending interviews around 15 min each (or longer if they were interested), nice lunch with residents and attendings around noon
Four 1-1 interviews
Optional morning lecture with tours to nationally ranked hospitals, 6 attending interviews around 15 min each (or longer if they were interested), nice lunch with residents and attendings around noon
Optional morning lecture with tours to nationally ranked hospitals, 6 attending interviews around 15 min each (or longer if they were interested), nice lunch with residents and attendings around noon
Program Advantages
Eye Institute with very impressive facilities Lots of research Good fellowhips
Intimate program with strong clinical training. Milwaukee seemed like a great city.
Very solid chair (glaucoma) and retina faculty. Tons of research if desired but not forced. Very strong fellowship placement. Good VA. Residents seem happy. Decent #'s.
nothing that stood out
Strong, very well known/connected faculty especially in plastics, 160-180 phacos, VA offers lasik cerfitication, femtosecond laser training, specialty lens placement, all new tech, AOIP, free-standing eye institute
Great program, good numbers, good emphasis on resident training, decent facilities
Strong, very well known/connected faculty especially in plastics, 160-180 phacos, VA offers lasik cerfitication, femtosecond laser training, specialty lens placement, all new tech, AOIP, free-standing eye institute
Strong, very well known/connected faculty especially in plastics, 160-180 phacos, VA offers lasik cerfitication, femtosecond laser training, specialty lens placement, all new tech, AOIP, free-standing eye institute
Program Disadvantages
Milwaukee ? Resident Happiness
Small program. Great for some but not exactly what I was looking for.
VA is located a few miles away. 3 residents means call for 1st/2nd years. No residents clinic. 3rd year is ALL at VA.
Really cold in the winter.
Cold winters (though the entire hospital system is connected by tunnels), q4 call, 3 residents split a work load meant for 4 residents
Milwaukee
Cold winters (though the entire hospital system is connected by tunnels), q4 call, 3 residents split a work load meant for 4 residents
Cold winters (though the entire hospital system is connected by tunnels), q4 call, 3 residents split a work load meant for 4 residents