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Stroger/Cook Cty-Chicago
State: Illinois
Positions: 3
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 235
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 254
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 44%

Applied, Received Interview:
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00085, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 259, AOA
00086, University of Illinois, Step 1: 235
00424, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 225
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00491, University of South Dakota, Step 1: 225, Step 2: 256
00492, Anonymous, Step 1: 226, Step 2: 218
02674, Georgetown University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 241
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
14007, University of Cincinnati, Step 1: 249, AOA
14246, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 270, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00012, Anonymous, Step 1: 244
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
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
02671, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 247
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
13904, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, AOA
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, 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
Breakfast/intro 2 faculty, 1 resident interviews Lunch Tour
3 interviews... quick tour... met residents and faculty
Interviewed with PD and Chair and a few others. Very nice core staff. Residents were very accessible on interview day. Great Pizza lunch!
3 interviews. great pizza lunch!
Program Advantages
County system = excellent pathology Lots of autonomy Early surgical experience Committed faculty
Good surgical volume, very friendly faculty
Great Pathology and unreal surgical numbers (250ish Cataracts! and all other numbers usually double or more than requirements). Great PD who really looks out for his residents.
great chairman, nice faculty, very laid back friendly staff/techs, lots of exposure
Program Disadvantages
County system = very very busy, very very disorganized ? Resident happiness
Indigent population, non-english speaking patients
BUSY BUSY BUSY. LONG DAYS. Busiest clinic I've ever seen. Very little time to read. Morning lectures but other than that not good didactics.
county.. busy? no full time plastics doc