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Washington University
State: Missouri
Positions: 5
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 251
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 259
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 43%

Applied, Received Interview:
00004, Anonymous, Step 1: 248
00007, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 236
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00089, Anonymous, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252, AOA
00092, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00176, University of Iowa, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 242, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
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
00488, Loyola University Chicago, Step 1: 264, Step 2: 264, AOA
00546, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 253
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
02651, Medical College of Wisconsin, Step 1: 254, AOA
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03870, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 265, AOA
03874, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, AOA
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14007, University of Cincinnati, Step 1: 249, AOA
14225, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 258
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
16941, Anonymous, Step 1: 257, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00012, Anonymous, Step 1: 244
00015, University of Alabama, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 252, AOA
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00177, University of Oklahoma, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 246, AOA
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02581, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 250
02582, Anonymous, Step 1: 221
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
02671, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 247
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
02995, Indiana University, Step 1: 245
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03122, University of Virginia, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 246
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03176, University of Louisville, Step 1: 236, Step 2: 226
03583, Anonymous, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 230
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
13904, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, 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
14227, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 270, AOA
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25

Interview Experiences
chair, prog director, 2 residents, young faculty member
Nice coctail/dinner night before.
Morning interview with a 'mixer' the night before. You either interview before lunch and tour after, or vice versa.
Odd questions (ethical scenarios, how to fix national issues, etc.)
4 or 5 1-on-1 or 2-on-1 interviews. Nice faculty.
6ish interviews, one on one
~5 interviews including 2 on 1 with PD and chair casual dinner night before
5 interviews (one with chief resident and one with Chair/PD). Very impressive combination of young, enthusiastic faculty with well-known and respected faculty. Very collegial
Program Advantages
Great faculty and all are super nice. Lots of research and good fellowship opportunities.
residents seem happy, beautiful facilties, dept well integrated with basic sci and clinical research. st louis is very affordable
Impressive alumni history, research block during 1st yr, department is integrated into rest of hospital.
Great research, amazing fellowship opportunities, research elective in 1st yr, lots of variety
RESEARCH, faculty member who studies economics of ophthalmology
Excellent teaching, didactics, research is super strong, fellowship match is impressive (lots of prior Heed fellows)
Amazing research, supportive faculty, busy first year but otherwise not too bad call schedule
Good reputation, protected research time, research powerhouse, good enough surgery and clinical experience, great facilities. They don't hesitate to tell you that tons of chairmen train here. Most of the faculty members and residents were very nice.
Best research opportunities of anywhere I've seen/heard; very good clinical training
Research, research, research. Barnes is huge. Residents seems super enthusiastic and very close to each other.
Very nice group of people. I was actually surprised by this as I expected them to be more cut-throat. Residents seemed to really like the program. Very impressive hospital system.
- low cost of living near campus - 20 weeks of research half days during first year - graduate chief resident - County and VA
Heavy emphasis in residency education. Cutting edge research with young passionate faculty (Sheybani). Surgical experience has been an area they've emphasized over past 5 years (currently 55th percentile cataracts). Plentiful research opportunities with t
Program Disadvantages
None really but the program is definitely front-loaded and you work very hard.
st louis may not appeal to everyone
Surgery is backloaded, but numbers are fine by graduation.
St Louis, a lot of residents had families, new PD who just started
St. Louis
During one interview I mentioned that I felt that they provide very good clinical/surgiacl training, to which the interviewer responded 'I wouldn't say that, in research we are very strong, but clinically we are just ok.' There is also a very strong 'th
St. Louis may not be for everyone.
Not the place to go if you're not really intensely research-focused. St. Louis is a negative as I've just heard of so many violent crimes being perpetrated even within a tight area around the hospital.
- maybe too heavily academic - soso surgical numbers
St. Louis cost of living is very reasonable but not most desirable of cities. Surgical numbers are not on an elite level.