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Ophthalmology :: Program Information
U Chicago
State: Illinois
Positions: 3
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 244
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 253
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 40%

Applied, Received Interview:
00003, Northeastern Ohio Universities, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 248
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00449, Cleveland Clinic Medical School, Step 1: 239
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
14007, University of Cincinnati, Step 1: 249, AOA
14225, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 258
14229, Anonymous, Step 1: 261, Step 2: 259, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00007, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 236
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00012, Anonymous, Step 1: 244
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
00092, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253
00177, University of Oklahoma, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 246, AOA
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
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
02582, Anonymous, Step 1: 221
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
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
02995, Indiana University, Step 1: 245
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
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
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
13890, Loma Linda University, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 255
13904, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, AOA
13949, Anonymous, Step 1: 247
13965, Anonymous, Step 1: 263, AOA
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25

Interview Experiences
Breakfast/Intro 10 faculty interviews! Lunch Tour
Relaxed day with the residents being very laid back and friendly. Interview day divided up well so that individual groups seemed small (5 per tour and interview slot). Nice, short tour. One interviewer seemed disinterested and rushed and kept cutting me o
Half-day. Tour, followed by 4 2-on-1 interviews. Appeared that some faculty and resident were not present for the day.
Several panel-style (2:1) interviews. Very strong in retina, with many matching into great fellowships. Mostly friendly faculty, however, Dr. Hariprasad was kind of a prick during interviews fyi, not sure if this was just his personality
Program Advantages
super retina faculty, great teaching structure
Great didactics Well-known faculty Good fellowships Nice facilities
Chicago is a great city, facilities are nice, faculty and residents are down to earth and personal. Daily schedule and call schedule seem awesome.
Good retina people, lots of vitrectomy experience.
Chicago. Retina.
good working relationship with private practice optometrists in the area
Program Disadvantages
no surgical scheduler, all private attendings
Questionable surgical volume
Not the best Chicago program, whatever that means.
Interim chair. Ophtho is not its own department here - it's a section within the Surgery dept.
Ophthalmology is a department in surgery.
small opht dept, part of surgery south side of chicago