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Tulane University
State: Louisiana
Positions: 6
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 242
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 253
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 41%

Applied, Received Interview:
00008, University of Virginia, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 262
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00452, Anonymous, Step 1: 227, Step 2: 253
00492, Anonymous, Step 1: 226, Step 2: 218
00546, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 253
00607, Tulane University, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 242
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
02671, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 247
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
03122, University of Virginia, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 246
03837, University of South Carolina, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 261, 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
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249
14246, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 270, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
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
02687, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 242
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03176, University of Louisville, Step 1: 236, Step 2: 226
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
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25

Interview Experiences
Tulane's program invites interviewees to an evening reception with the faculty and residents, and covers the costs for all drinks and food. On interview day, there are morning and afternoon sessions, with one group of applicants interviewing and the other
8 am light breakfast, welcome speech by PD; panel interview (6 faculty:1 applicant), and 1 on 1 interview with Chair; lunch and tour
Swanky party at a nice hotel the night before. 1 panel interview, 1 interview with chair. Some interviewers ask very awkward questions. Tour of facilities
Program Advantages
Tulane's residents rotate at the eye clinics in the Tulane hospital, University hospital, the VA, and the 'Lord and Taylor' clinic, giving them a large and diverse clinical experience with plenty of autonomy. While in New Orleans, 1st and 2nd year residen
-Great Surgical numbers (80th percentile) -3 VA rotations (New Orleans, Alexandria, Biloxi) -Happy residents (first years took a trip to Honduras before residency just to bond-- tight knit group) -Amiable faculty -Benign environment -New Orleans
Solid surgical numbers.
Program Disadvantages
It is a front-loaded program, with 1st year residents taking first call throughout the entire year. Call nights range from very busy to no activity. The retina department lost one of its main attendings, who was replaced with a new attending that seems to
-many months spent away from New Orleans for away rotations,
Travel to multiple locations around state