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Stanford University
State: California
Positions: 3
Years: 3
Affiliated with: Stanford University
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 248
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 255
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 43%

Applied, Received Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00012, Anonymous, Step 1: 244
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00032, Anonymous, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 233
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00405, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 263, Step 2: 264, AOA
00449, Cleveland Clinic Medical School, Step 1: 239
00486, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 260
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
03320, Harvard University, Step 1: 262
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14229, Anonymous, Step 1: 261, Step 2: 259, AOA
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249

Applied, No Interview:
00007, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 236
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00084, Anonymous, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 243
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
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00488, Loyola University Chicago, Step 1: 264, Step 2: 264, AOA
00607, Tulane University, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 242
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02582, Anonymous, Step 1: 221
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
02651, Medical College of Wisconsin, Step 1: 254, AOA
02674, Georgetown University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 241
02686, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 256, AOA
02687, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 242
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03583, Anonymous, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 230
03632, Wright State University, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 236
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
13890, Loma Linda University, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 255
13911, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 251, Step 2: 251, AOA
13912, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 251, Step 2: 251, AOA
13913, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 251, Step 2: 251, AOA
13949, Anonymous, Step 1: 247
13965, Anonymous, Step 1: 263, AOA
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14151, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 261, AOA
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25
16941, Anonymous, Step 1: 257, AOA

Interview Experiences
2 one-on-one interviews and 1 two-on-one interview
really nice resident dinner
Nice limo tour of campuses, somewhat intense interviews with weird ethical scenarios
Interviews in the faculty offices at the Byers Eye Institute. Faculty and residents are close, make fun of each other and being their real selves. Ate burritos next to the chair and PD for lunch, very casual conversations, felt relaxed.
about 7 one on one interviews, dinner the night before, bus tour to different campuses
Program Advantages
nice facilities (amazingly beautiful VA), well known faculty covering all of the specialities, great location NoCal, excellent surgical numbers
Good clinical training.
VERY happy residents, location, high surgical volume
Amazing facilities, strong retina dept
Sunny, gorgeous area. Close to Stanford, San Francisco, San Jose. So access to whatever you are into: Diverse Pathology, Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship, surgical volume, Culture, Poor, Rich people. Faculty treat you with respect.
new chair is young and energetic
- new chair seems to be aggressively expanding program - solid fellowship matches - VA and County hospital
Program Disadvantages
small (3 residents)
small program (residents and faculty), primary call as Y1 AND Y2
Fairly small department, relatively weak on cornea
Cost of a 1 bedroom in Palo Alto: $2200 to $3800 per month. $ 1400 with University subsidized housing.
weak name in ophthalmology
- cost of living