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U Minnesota - Mpls.
State: Minnesota
Positions: 4
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 240
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 249
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 46%

Applied, Received Interview:
00005, Anonymous, Step 1: 254, Step 2: 249, AOA
00007, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 236
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00086, University of Illinois, Step 1: 235
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02651, Medical College of Wisconsin, Step 1: 254, AOA
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
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
14007, University of Cincinnati, Step 1: 249, AOA
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00015, University of Alabama, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 252, AOA
00092, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00424, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 225
00488, Loyola University Chicago, Step 1: 264, Step 2: 264, AOA
00491, University of South Dakota, Step 1: 225, Step 2: 256
02581, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 250
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
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
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
13904, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, AOA
14151, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 261, AOA
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25

Interview Experiences
15 one-on-one interviews. Exhausting. Generally friendly interviews though.
Poor program overview--just showed pictures of Minneapolis. 15 (1 on 1's)--way too many, but I really liked the faculty! All very friendly.
Friendliest interview experience I had. 15 interviews, but it doesn't feel exhausting because they keep you moving, no wasted down-time. Great tour of the multiple facilities
15 interviews (1:1 and 2:1). Long day, but surprisingly fast and efficient. New chair is a very awkward, nerdy, sandals & socks type of guy. He just stares at you during the interview. Everyone else is very laid back and friendly.
6 20 minute interviews, half are one-on-one and half are two-on-one
Program Advantages
Good resident esprit de corps. Approachable faculty. Chair is an interesting, cool guy.
Minneapolis. Great surgical #'s. Good clinical training. Very nice faculty. Good rep in the Midwest.
Everyone gets LASIK certified, amazing surg numbers. County + VA + peds, great pathology.
Excellent surgical volume. Great faculty. Minneapolis is a surprisingly cool and hip city. Can get LASIK certified.
-Great surgical numbers and training ; clinical focus -Minneapolis is wonderful -Friendly people and faculty -Smart, funny PD
Program Disadvantages
Chair is leaving. Minneapolis is cold and dark.
Lots of recent change: shift from cornea-strong to retina-strong with new chair. Poor board prep. Cold!
None, except that you may freeze your &$^ off in Minneapolis.
Bundle up, it gets cold in the winter!
-Very very busy call -Small faculty -Lots of commuting to different sites