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J. Hopkins -Wilmer, GBMC
State: Maryland
Positions: 7
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 247
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 251
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 38%

Applied, Received Interview:
00004, Anonymous, Step 1: 248
00005, Anonymous, Step 1: 254, Step 2: 249, AOA
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00012, Anonymous, Step 1: 244
00032, Anonymous, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 233
00089, Anonymous, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252, AOA
00449, Cleveland Clinic Medical School, Step 1: 239
00486, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 260
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
13949, Anonymous, Step 1: 247
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA
14230, Anonymous, Step 1: 245, Step 2: 256, AOA
14233, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 250, Step 2: 252

Applied, No Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00008, University of Virginia, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 262
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00015, University of Alabama, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 252, AOA
00080, University of Virginia, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 243, AOA
00092, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253
00177, University of Oklahoma, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 246, AOA
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
00405, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 263, 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
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02582, Anonymous, Step 1: 221
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
02671, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 247
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
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03122, University of Virginia, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 246
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03176, University of Louisville, Step 1: 236, Step 2: 226
03632, Wright State University, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 236
03682, Anonymous, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 238
03752, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 250
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
03945, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 254, AOA
13890, Loma Linda University, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 255
13965, Anonymous, Step 1: 263, AOA
14008, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 257
14151, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 261, AOA
14225, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 258
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25
16941, Anonymous, Step 1: 257, AOA

Interview Experiences
1 on 1 w Chair, rest were 2 on 1 (incl prog director)
Four 2-on-1 interviews and one 1-on-1 interview with Dr. Miller
Nice interview day. 5-6 interviews with most of the people you will interact with during residency.
Bunch of 2-on-1's. Nice faculty
Flurry of interviews (8 or so), some one-on-one, some two-on-one. Bus tour.
Program Advantages
new building to break ground, eye ED, spectacular history and name (many chairs have been trained here), decent volume (125), fellowship placement incredible
Strong investment in teaching residents, world class faculty in every field, fair surgical numbers, excellent fellowship matching (everyone pretty much gets their top choice)
Very strong academic program. Amazing faculty and excellent facilities. New eye center/OR suites being built.
Wilmer = future chair of ophthalmology dept Teaching is strong Fellowship opps are limitless
Huge department with one of the best reputations. Any fellowship you want; pump out chairmen
-Research powerhouse -Great PD -General Eye Service (GES) longitudinal clinic -Legendary faculty and name
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Program Disadvantages
no VA, county, 1st year somewhat rough
moderate amount of travel time between sites. This is not a program for people who want hand-holding.
Eye ER, again, strength and weakness. I'm not sure if I felt like I would fit in.
Residents overworked, Eye ER that is BUSY, surgical numbers seemed low (130 cats)
Very little support first year and work extremely hard that year. Residents seemed overworked and unhappy
-Lower surgical numbers -Sink or swim environment (but getting better) -Some quirky faculty -Slightly more fellow focused
poor surgical training, 'thrown into the wolves' program with little support at times residents seemed unhappy
expected to be very autonomous, poor teaching