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U Arizona
State: Arizona
Positions: 2
Years: 3
Affiliated with: University of Arizona
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 243
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 255
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 44%

Applied, Received Interview:
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
00492, Anonymous, Step 1: 226, Step 2: 218
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03145, University of California, Irvine, Step 1: 234
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14230, Anonymous, Step 1: 245, Step 2: 256, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00491, University of South Dakota, Step 1: 225, Step 2: 256
00607, Tulane University, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 242
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
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
03945, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 254, AOA
16941, Anonymous, Step 1: 257, AOA

Interview Experiences
5 interviews.. very laid back. breakfast and lunch provided
Well-organized, mostly 2-on-1 interviews with very laid back faculty, friendly people. Then taken on tour in residents' cars of the different facilities.
Program Advantages
excellent chairman who really looks out for the residents. great faculty. very strong in optics
Diverse clinical settings, very friendly and approachable faculty. Happy, close-knit group of residents. Good fellowship match (sent one to NYEEI for cornea in dec 2011 match)
nice warm city, laid back program, friendly faculty
Program Disadvantages
retina doc questionable on staff. plastics doc recently left for private practice but still takes residents in the second year for the plastics rotation
Smaller program, the relaxed training may not be for everyone. Not all specialties consistently represented on faculty, although very strong cornea.
relatively few subspecialty exposure given more of comprehensive ophthalmology program, poor fellowship match