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U Florida - Gainesville
State: Florida
Positions: 5
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 245
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 251
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 45%

Applied, Received Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00015, University of Alabama, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 252, AOA
00092, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253
00177, University of Oklahoma, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 246, AOA
00449, Cleveland Clinic Medical School, Step 1: 239
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
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
03682, Anonymous, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 238
03873, Anonymous, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 243, AOA
03874, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, AOA
13949, Anonymous, Step 1: 247
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14223, Florida International University, Step 1: 258, Step 2: 256
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
16941, Anonymous, Step 1: 257, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00007, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 236
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00080, University of Virginia, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 243, AOA
00089, Anonymous, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252, AOA
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00486, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 260
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
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02581, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 250
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
02671, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 247
02674, Georgetown University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 241
02995, Indiana University, Step 1: 245
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03583, Anonymous, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 230
03632, Wright State University, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 236
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
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
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
Several 1 on 1 interviews, sandwhiches for lunch, short tour, a resident and fellow spoke to the group.
Great experience, Kind of weird questions from their research associate but fun all the same.
Fairly informal, short discussion on program followed by 6 one-on-one interviews
Short presentation followed by 8ish 1on1 interviews. Very laid back. Walking tour.
Rotated and knew all faculty well.
Good, well organized
8 individual interviews with soon-to-be PD, chair, and chief resident. Impressive collegiality amongst faculty and residents; also very obvious residents are very close
Program Advantages
Most plastics in US, 250 phakos, 50+ refracticve cases, grads have gone to Bascom and USC. Great instruction. 2 VA's, Navy station in Jax, Shands, and outpatient centers. New refractive center coming.
HUGE cataract volume, great autonomy, no resident run indigent clinic
Top notch clinical and surgical training. VA has one of the highest volumes in the country, spend lots of time there. Great autonomy at VA while good supervised time at the main clinics. Residents match well into competitive specialties.
Huge surgical numbers, including refractive experience (80-100).
Huge surgical training.
Great VA right across the street, silly high cataract numbers, very nice PD, north Florida climate
VERY impressive surgical numbers, decent area
Well prepared surgically (avg 350+ cataracts, 95th%tile plastics) with one of busiest and recently renovated VA eye clinics. New Eye center planned to be finished by August 2018.
Program Disadvantages
Some grads had trouble matching in plastics recently, small faculty, cornea and retina fellows do many of those cases.
No resident run indigent clinic (it goes both ways) and in Gainesville which is a fine enough town, but 2 hours from a major airport.
Didactics are not the most well organized but seem to cover most major topics. Not many big names.
Too much autonomy at the VA? No county. Small faculty (1-2/subspecialty).
High cataract numbers, but at the expense of surgical breadth
No residents clinic/limited autonomy, high faculty turnover
Doesn't have the name and program reputation. Well respected in cornea and comprehensive, but maybe weak at glaucoma and oculoplastics.