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Georgetown U/Wash Hosp
State: District of Columbia
Positions: 6
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 229
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 254
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 50%

Applied, Received Interview:
00006, SUNY Downstate, Step 1: 234, AOA
00008, University of Virginia, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 262
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00080, University of Virginia, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 243, AOA
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
02546, Virginia Commonwealth University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 257
02674, Georgetown University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 241
03870, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 265, AOA
03874, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, AOA
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25

Applied, No Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00015, University of Alabama, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 252, AOA
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00084, Anonymous, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 243
00085, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 259, AOA
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
00486, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 260
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00488, Loyola University Chicago, Step 1: 264, Step 2: 264, AOA
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
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
02687, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 242
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
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
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
03176, University of Louisville, Step 1: 236, Step 2: 226
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
03837, University of South Carolina, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 261, AOA
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
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
13965, Anonymous, Step 1: 263, AOA
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
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
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249

Interview Experiences
Probably my toughest interview day, long, with 4 panel interviews with 3-5 per panel.
6 or so interviews with panel of 2-3 people. Small tour of hospital.
Fair; potentially a lot of waiting
Lunch with residents, 4 interviews with 2-3 faculty + residents
5 or 6 (3 on 1) interviews with faculty/chief residents. Great program overview.
A few panel interviews, got a weird vibe from most of my interviewers as well as the residents
Program Advantages
Great clinical experience, busy clinics.
Great location, large program. 6 residents I think. Faculty seemed nice.
DC location, wide variety of cases, lower call load b/c 5 residents
-Washington DC, Diverse pathology, lots of variety with rotation sites
DC. Trauma. Busy clinics w/ diverse pathology at WHC. Cover a lot of sites. In general, very good fellowship matching. Resident run clinics/lots of autonomy. Clinically, well-trained.
Trauma? They seem to have pretty brutal call, but still low surgical numbers for some reason
Program Disadvantages
Rotations spread out over D.C, Maryland, Virginia
Not much research opportunity. Poor surgical volume 80-110 cataracts.
not top tier
-Average surgical numbers
Poor surgical volume. Poor fellowship match this year (3 of 4 didn't match in cornea). Residents nice, but seem stressed.
Residents most spent their time bashing the other DC programs, which was annoying. WHC is far from everything and pretty run down. Financial problems mentioned?