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U Colorado
State: Colorado
Positions: 4
Years: 3
Affiliated with: University of Colorado
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 247
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 255
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 48%

Applied, Received Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00003, Northeastern Ohio Universities, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 248
00005, Anonymous, Step 1: 254, Step 2: 249, 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
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00177, University of Oklahoma, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 246, AOA
00449, Cleveland Clinic Medical School, Step 1: 239
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
00486, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 260
00488, Loyola University Chicago, Step 1: 264, Step 2: 264, AOA
00491, University of South Dakota, Step 1: 225, Step 2: 256
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03837, University of South Carolina, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 261, AOA
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA
16941, Anonymous, Step 1: 257, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00015, University of Alabama, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 252, AOA
00080, University of Virginia, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 243, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00424, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 225
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00546, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 253
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
02581, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 250
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
02651, Medical College of Wisconsin, Step 1: 254, AOA
02671, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 247
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
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03122, University of Virginia, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 246
03176, University of Louisville, Step 1: 236, Step 2: 226
03356, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, Step 2: 245, AOA
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
03752, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 250
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
03945, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 254, AOA
13890, Loma Linda University, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 255
13911, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 251, Step 2: 251, AOA
13912, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 251, Step 2: 251, AOA
13913, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 251, Step 2: 251, AOA
13949, Anonymous, Step 1: 247
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
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
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25

Interview Experiences
Three panel interviews with faculty. I appreciated that many of the faculty came in on a snowy day in Denver to make quick presentations to us and introduce themselves.
Intro from full faculty and then interaction with residents Tour of facilities Lunch Three panel interviews with faculty.
Interviews split into AM/PM. Lunch, followed by presentation by PD and chair, followed by 3 panel-style interviews.
Amazing institution. On a weekend morning virtually ALL the faculty were there because they cared enough about the applicants to show up. Panel interviews of 5 on 1 but they didn't feel intimidating.
3 panels - very friendly and conversational. PD is a great guy.
Several panel-style interviews. Tour of the facilities with the residents.
Presentation from PD. 3 3or4 on 1 interviews, very laid-back. short tour.
Three 4-1 panel interviews, relatively tough interviews, one person seemed very uninterested in being there
4 group interviews which are very laid back. PD and chair appeared to be two of the most approachable leaders on the interview trail. Insignificant, but curious that the Beer mecca was the only place on the interview trail where applicants were asked to b
Program Advantages
Beautiful new facilities and upgrades to hospital and clinic space rolling out in the near future. The new locations will also reduce some on-call driving.
Nice faculty. New building. Denver is a great city.
Great facilities Great City
Strong surgically/clinically, pretty solid across all subspecialties, good fellowship match, Denver is a cool/young city
Location in denver, great facilities, up and coming faculty
Young, approachable faculty, new facilities, Denver
University, county, VA, and Children's all part of the package. Good surgical numbers.
Denver. Great surgical volume, self-directed learning.
Beautiful eye center, mid-expansion and will be completed 2014? Will see huge volume here, good balance of autonomy and supervision (4 hospitals - VA, county, Univ, Childrens). Solid subspecialties and surg #s. DENVER.
Denver, seems to have a good reputation, great fellowship match
Well represented in all fellowship and comprehensive. Split time at VA (in the midst of relocating), county, children's and Rocky Mountain Lions eye Institute. Surgical experience has been a point of emphasis over past few years (180-190 cataracts) with e
Program Disadvantages
Two years of primary call.
Cover too many hospitals that are20-30 minutes away from each other.
Surgical volume below average Lots of driving to cover all hospitals Not really impressed with presentation of program by faculty or residents.
Not much research, not really that impressed with residents' attitude about having matched there (seemed like it wasn't their top choice)
slightly less well known than many equivalent programs
2 years of primary call
Lots of call
Some of the faculty just want work to be done and to leave by 5pm, (per people that rotated there) hence the self-directed learning vibe of the program
Growing reputation, but not quite there yet. Very busy call - primary x2 years. County hospital is a little bit of a drive from the others. Very little ancillary staff at VA.
Seems malignant, very difficult call
Denver is an incredible city, but cost of living is going through the roof. Two years of primary call & very busy. Apparently the VA has been talking about moving locations for the past 5 years, yet there seems to be uncertainty on when this actually happ