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U Louisville
State: Kentucky
Positions: 3
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 243
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 250
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 47%

Applied, Received Interview:
00007, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 236
00008, University of Virginia, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 262
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
00424, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 225
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
00546, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 253
02674, Georgetown University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 241
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03176, University of Louisville, Step 1: 236, Step 2: 226
03837, University of South Carolina, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 261, AOA
03873, Anonymous, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 243, AOA
14007, University of Cincinnati, Step 1: 249, AOA
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249
14246, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 270, AOA
16941, Anonymous, Step 1: 257, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00085, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 259, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
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
02995, Indiana University, Step 1: 245
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
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
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25

Interview Experiences
Long and lots of sitting around between 7 interviews. Nice PD and eclectic group of faculty. Breakfast and Lunch served buffet style in lobby. Low key for sure.
Lots of interviews, some odd faculty but overall a good feel. Some of the residents seemed...slightly odd but nice enough.
Morning interviews, applicants in lobby with some residents, periodically called back for interviews, then a perfectly adequate lunch of sandwiches, followed by a tour of (I'm totally serious here) all the physicians lounges on campus. They didn't show u
Chair was nice to me, but spotted past at Emory and WashU. Other retina faculty member was rude (his way of finding out if you want to be there). Others pleasant. ~6 (1 on 1's)
Usual 1:1 interviews with 6-7 faculty members, including the chair Dr. Kaplan, who seems like a great guy.
Program Advantages
Good Pathology. Busy but not too busy. Good academics. Great Plastics guy and Peds. Match good fellowships. Residents seem very happy.
Louisville is a nice city. the program is reasonably well funded
Seems to be a solid program, perhaps even on the rise. There were a number of interviewers who seemed great, very nice, very approachable, very interested in me and my application. Residents seemed nice
If you're a DO/FMG, they have a track record of taking 1 or 2 applicants/year.
Very strong in retina, with excellent fellowship matches at prestigious institutions for retina. The program is also unique in that it is very internationally focused, lots of opportunities for international ophthalmology
Program Disadvantages
Louisville? Poor neuro. Cover a ton of ER's.
Nothing truly outstanding about this program to remember.
Nothing really stands out as bad, but nothing blew me away as great either. Not all of the residents were available on the interview day, which may mean nothing and could be a scheduling thing, but it always makes you wonder. I got the impression that m
Wasn't a good fit for me and most of the PGY2/3's didn't seem happy. I left the interview pretty disappointed.
Very loyal to their own students at U Louisville. Last year they matched all 4 spots to their own students. Consider this when you choosing between interviews.