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U Miami / Bascom Palmer
State: Florida
Positions: 7
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 249
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 256
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 44%

Applied, Received Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00004, Anonymous, Step 1: 248
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00032, Anonymous, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 233
00177, University of Oklahoma, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 246, AOA
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00405, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 263, Step 2: 264, AOA
00607, Tulane University, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 242
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
03874, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, AOA
13965, Anonymous, Step 1: 263, AOA
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14228, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, Step 2: 262, AOA
14230, Anonymous, Step 1: 245, Step 2: 256, AOA
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA
14243, Anonymous, Step 1: 250
16941, Anonymous, Step 1: 257, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00017, SUNY Downstate, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 238, AOA
00080, University of Virginia, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 243, AOA
00089, Anonymous, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252, AOA
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
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00449, Cleveland Clinic Medical School, Step 1: 239
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
00491, University of South Dakota, Step 1: 225, Step 2: 256
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02582, Anonymous, Step 1: 221
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
02671, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 247
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
03122, University of Virginia, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 246
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03176, University of Louisville, Step 1: 236, Step 2: 226
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
03837, University of South Carolina, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 261, AOA
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
13890, Loma Linda University, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 255
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
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
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
14227, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 270, 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
Nine one-on-one experience.
Long day, 9 interviews. including chair and program director
Breakfast followed by intro from PD Time with residents Interviews (8) with faculty, and residents Tour of BPEI Lunch Dinner on Miami beach night of interview
Tour, 7 or 8 interviews. 1 on 1 with faculty including chair. Very hot even in middle of december. Raining. Few very tough interviews where they grilled me on the details of my application.
very friendly, LONG, 9 individual interviews
Bascom Palmer starts the interview day with a lecture by the program director on the program's features. Then the interviewees are divided into 2 groups: an interviewing group and a touring group. There are 11 individual interviews, 20 minutes each, with
Lots of interviews (9?), nice faculty
9 or 10 interviews, all one-on-one except the chief resident interviews. Extremely nice, not intimidating.
Short presentation followed by hanging out in a conference room and sneaking out whenever you had an interview. 1 on 1 interviews, all very laid back
Multiple 1:1 with great faculty
7 interviews with faculty 1 on 1 and one interview with both chief residents. Relaxing atmosphere. One of the best resident dinners on the trail at a rooftop in beautiful downtown area.
Program Advantages
They may offer the best and varied surgical volume of any program.
High volume, depth (residents do even retina surgeries!). Probably the top training program out there in terms of surgical experience. Volume so large, fellows don't compete for numbers
Best and most diverse surgical volume out there. Faculty nice. Residents nice and work well together. 24-hr Eye ER. Good continuity of care (you get your own patients to follow for 3 years)
REPUTATION Great diversity in procedures and great surgical numbers Strong faculty and residents Great facilities A lot of really nice, really smart people Can get any fellowship you want
Possibly considered #1 training program in the country. 24/7 Eye ED staffed by residents. World renowned faculty. Great fellows, great research. Lots of $$$
name, innovation, clinical research, very high surgical and clinical volume
This program has some of the top clinicians, surgeons, and researchers in the field, many of whom are eager to provide their knowledge and experience to residents and students. There are faculty and fellows in every ophthalmologic subspecialty, always ava
Amazing training in all ways. Any fellowship you want
Amazing surgical experience, the ER at BPEI is unlike any other place in eye care, you will see everything you ever need to see in that place. Family atmosphere, not malignant, residents seem extremely happy and are humble.
fantastic reputation with strong subspecialties. Opportunities to particpate in community service clinics. Eye ER leads to continuity clinic patients.
Very strong all-around
good surgical numbers, excellent fellowship match, big name
Awesome program. Down to earth people
'Exceptional surgical breadth (200+ cataracts, good retina and plastics) and clinical training with humble people at the top of the field. Didactics 4 days/week with one day a week devoted to ''imaging conference.'' Eye ER brings in incredible pathology.
Program Disadvantages
Not a lot of mentoring first year.
sultry summers?
Program not in the nicest part of town Miami is expensive
Majority of your patients are Spanish speaking. Many of the faculty I talked to seemed to think they are the best and I felt they did not appreciate any criticism about the program. 'this program is perfect'
Miami is very humid and expensive
This program is front-loaded in that 1st year residents take first call all year. Residents sleep in the hospital and are almost always busy on call nights.
Patients all speak Spanish
Absolutely nothing.
Intense atmosphere. Very busy especially first year. Lots of Spanish speaking. Miami's culture may not be for everyone.
Depends on personal preference
overrated, good surgical numbers but less autonomy at times residents seemed burned out
miami is a random city some faculty can be malignant
High expectations?
Miami is a different city. Over half population Spanish-speaking only.