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St. Louis University
State: Missouri
Positions: 4
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 232
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 250
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 50%

Applied, Received Interview:
00015, University of Alabama, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 252, AOA
00084, Anonymous, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 243
00176, University of Iowa, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 242, AOA
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
00546, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 253
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
13949, Anonymous, Step 1: 247
13964, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 240
14007, University of Cincinnati, Step 1: 249, AOA
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25
16941, Anonymous, Step 1: 257, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00005, Anonymous, Step 1: 254, Step 2: 249, AOA
00007, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 236
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00424, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 225
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00607, Tulane University, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 242
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02581, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 250
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
02995, Indiana University, Step 1: 245
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, 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
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
13904, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, AOA
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA

Interview Experiences
pre-interview dinner, 3 interviews, tour, lunch
Reasonable if unmemorable day. One extremely nice faculty member.
Very nice dinner at one of the faculty's house the night before. Interview day was a large group intro in the morning and then broken into 4 sections with lunch in the middle: tour of city, tour of eye center, small group discussion with residents, and in
Average interview day (several 1:1 and 2:1 interviews) with a short tour of St. Louis via bus driven by one of the residents. Faculty and residents had us over to one of the faculty's homes the night prior, very nice and welcoming to all with appetizers a
Generous and beautiful pre interview dinner, family atmosphere 2nd to none, 3 interviews q 20-25 minutes, informative tour of building and stl city
Program Advantages
good surgical number, good call schedule (no call during 2nd yr), supportive staff
Nothing that stood out
Great peds experience, nice eye center that keeps you away from the hospital, call seemed reasonable with WashU down the street
Only take call during first year.
2 faculty per specialty, peds/plastics/glaucoma heavy, call pgy2 only, seasoned/strong/world renowned faculty, fellowship match ++, ocularist and orthoptics on staff, lenses and books included
Program Disadvantages
The program struggles for their cataract numbers. They send their residents to a VA in Southern Illinois, but they don't consistently devote time to going there.
location, have to travel to VA about 2 hrs away
Low on autonomy.
Secluded in the eye center, travel for cataracts (it may be done away with by now). You get the feeling everyone was telling you all day why they didn't feel like they were competing with WashU.
St. Louis, relatively low sugical case volume.
lower cataract # (~120 avg), older facility (though expansion, new eye clinic in the next year), low specialty lens experience due to lack of VA affiliation