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Wayne State University
State: Michigan
Positions: 7
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 246
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 251
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 45%

Applied, Received Interview:
00003, Northeastern Ohio Universities, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 248
00015, University of Alabama, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 252, AOA
00085, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 259, AOA
00089, Anonymous, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252, AOA
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00424, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 225
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03682, Anonymous, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 238
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14007, University of Cincinnati, Step 1: 249, AOA
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA
14243, Anonymous, Step 1: 250

Applied, No Interview:
00012, Anonymous, Step 1: 244
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00084, Anonymous, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 243
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
02674, Georgetown University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 241
02995, Indiana University, Step 1: 245
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
03752, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 250
13904, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, 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
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
Low key tour with residents and interviews with faculty. Everyone was great and the dinner before was a lot of fun.
Large number of interviews 1 on 1. Mingling session in the afternoon.
Great, had espresso and soup
Great interview day. PD puts on a great lecture. Interviews were pretty chilled out. Asked a few random questions and did ask about other interviews.
Friendly and funny PD. Interviews seemed a little strained with one or two attendings like they weren't sure how to direct an interview.
Multiple 2-on-1 or 1-on-1 interviews. Extremely nice faculty. Great day, fun tour.
Awesome!! well organized
Program Advantages
Well known faculty, 7 resident a year, good Peds experience, Great retina department
Good academic program. Excellent if you are interested in retina research with the Ligon center.
Enthusiastic residency directior. one of the best retina faculty in the country. Nice call schedule. Large number of residents.
6 or so residents, good teaching and friendly chair, good retina fellowship
Fantastic faculty and fellowship placement. Enthusiastic PD and great chairman. Very solid pathology. Residents clinic with relatively good continuity. Ligon research center. Top notch retina. New and solid VA. Great reputation locally and nationally. q7
Good pathology, good volume.
Great oculoplastics, great retina dept. Nice, relaxed residents.
Great pathology exposure, good autonomy
Most residents seemed down to earth
Program Disadvantages
Crazy busy! Detroit
Detroit
A great program. Most people live in the suburbs instead of downtown Detroit.
Poor surgical volume 80-90 cataracts. Detroit isn't a great place to live. I did not feel safe around the hospital area.
detroit
Overworked. Super high daily patient load. Very tough call covering 4 major ER's, one of which is 20 min drive (and you have to drive there on call). Not attached directly to medical center. Issues with medical center and medical school, unknown future.
Really freaking cold in detroit, in house call(both of which were dealbreakers for me)
They say they're weak in cornea bc they lost a faculty member, and they're working to correct that (shouldn't be an issue for next year).
Blah facilities, Too busy?
Many nonstarters ie: -residents do not get into top programs even when the former chairman (renowned guy) was still chair -PD, who is now also the chairman, is SERIOUSLY BAD NEWS. He is widely disliked, even by trainees and program alumni, for very goo