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Wake Forest U
State: North Carolina
Positions: 3
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 245
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 253
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 46%

Applied, Received Interview:
00008, University of Virginia, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 262
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
00084, Anonymous, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 243
00085, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 259, AOA
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
00177, University of Oklahoma, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 246, AOA
00486, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 260
00491, University of South Dakota, Step 1: 225, Step 2: 256
00546, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 253
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
02674, Georgetown University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 241
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
02995, Indiana University, Step 1: 245
03122, University of Virginia, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 246
03837, University of South Carolina, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 261, AOA
03873, Anonymous, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 243, AOA
03874, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, AOA
13964, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 240
14007, University of Cincinnati, Step 1: 249, AOA
14223, Florida International University, Step 1: 258, Step 2: 256
14225, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 258
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA
14246, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 270, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00607, Tulane University, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 242
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
02671, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 247
02687, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 242
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
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
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
13904, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, AOA
13949, Anonymous, Step 1: 247
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14008, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 257
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246

Interview Experiences
Intro 1 panel interview with 5-6 faculty members Lunch Tour
1 panel interview, tour, lunch
Short half-day interview consisting of panel interview and tour with one of the residents.
No dinner/event outside of interview day. 1 panel interview with ~5 faculty. Impressive.
Interview started with lunch, then broke into 2 sections: campus tour (about 30 min too long), then interviews including panel interview with ~10-12 faculty members, panel interview with 3 residents, and solo interview with chairman. Followed by dinner a
1 panel interview ~15 minutes. Not that nice to me during my interview, but outside that faculty were friendly and residents were happy.
Panel interviews with 6-7 faculty that lasts 10-15 min, and a resident interview
Wait-listed
Wait-listed
Program Advantages
Nice facilities Close-knit group of people
good surgical number, hands on training, efficient (by the time you are a 3rd yr you are able to see 40 patients a day)
Very strong for a smaller program. I have only heard fantastic things about this program.
Satisfied residents, nice faculty, impressive phaco instruction.
Great clinical setup where you have a continuity clinic EVERY AFTERNOON. You work up to a full patient load by the end of your training and you get to work with top notch support staff and even get a secretary. They basically train to be a private doc r
Strong clinical and surgical training. Good #'s. Good fellowship matching. Great opportunities whether you pursue general or a fellowship.
Resident clinic, good numbers, nice residents.
Nice people, strong clinical training.
Program Disadvantages
? Resident happiness - Winston-Salem is a very small town in Tobacco country. More amenable to those who are ready to or are already settled down.
location and have to travel to VA about 45 mins away, no county hospital
Winston-Salem may be a somewhat harder place for a spouse to find a job.
Small class of 3 to split call with, and drive to another city (~45 min) for VA.
Kinda small (3), you have to travel about 45 daily for about 1/5 of each year. Some people won't like the city (I love it).
Winston Salem. They interviewed 75 ppl for 3 spots, which I think is unfair to applicants.
Interview with faculty is over very quickly, hard to make an impression. They interview a lot of people for very few spots.
Three residents seem to be stretched pretty thin. Winston-Salem.