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Yale University
State: Connecticut
Positions: 4
Years: 3
Affiliated with: University of California, Davis
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 248
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 255
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 42%

Applied, Received Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00012, Anonymous, Step 1: 244
00080, University of Virginia, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 243, AOA
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00449, Cleveland Clinic Medical School, Step 1: 239
00452, Anonymous, Step 1: 227, Step 2: 253
00486, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 260
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
03870, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 265, AOA
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
03874, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, AOA
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14230, Anonymous, Step 1: 245, Step 2: 256, AOA
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249

Applied, No Interview:
00006, SUNY Downstate, Step 1: 234, AOA
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00424, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 225
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
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
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
02581, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 250
02582, Anonymous, Step 1: 221
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
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
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
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03583, Anonymous, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 230
03682, Anonymous, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 238
03752, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 250
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
13904, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, AOA
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
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
New chair, old chair. Most are 2 on 1 interviews.
2 one-on-one interviews and 2 two-on-one interviews
2 on 1 or 3 on 1 interviews. Nice chairman though some of the younger faculty seemed arrogant. I found some of the residents to be unfriendly. Many FMG residents as well.
Poorly organized, rapid-fire interviews
Short presentation, followed by 7 1-2 on 1 interviews and a tour
~6 one on ones dinner the night before bus tour of new haven
Program Advantages
Chair extremely enthusiastic and energetic, Tsai from Columbia. program is building, may be among top in some years. variety of rotation sites, including va, community clinic, caribbean. the two AMD genes were identified here
Dr. Tsai (new chairman) looks like he will turn this program around and make it great again
Strong and upbeat chairman, building program, rotation in caribbean seemed to be well-liked by the residents and not just to boost surgical numbers
Good name, some great faculty and excellent chairman. Great benefits (free indirect etc)
Excellent fellowship match this year (plastics at UCLA; retina at Cal Pacific; cornea at Doheny, cornea at MEEI; medical retina at Bascom); very nice chairman
Great VA experience, Bahamas rotation, location takes advantage of the Yale undergrad community
Research? Nice, happy residents with lots of time to read
The school name carries you a long way Very high salary (60K for PGY-2)
wonderful program, good size of residents (medium), residents are happy/collegial big name in general public
- rotation in bahamas? - nice mix of young/experienced faculty
Program Disadvantages
small faculty, this is probably changing
Didn't like New Haven, unimpressive fellowship match, facilities a bit drab (although they built a new eye center), still young program
New Haven isnt the best place for most people
Young, developing program; New Haven is a con
Small program, some subspecialties only had 1-2 faculty.No simulator, no county hospital (but a clinic)
Eye clinics detached from most of the other medical facilities, average surgical numbers. New Haven potentially not the best place to live. Chair mentioned that they were losing faculty.
new york and boston are both commutes
- New Haven - lowish surgical numbers