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Wake Forest U
State: North Carolina
Positions: 3
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 92
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 253
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 49%

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
17067, University of South Dakota, Step 1: 254, Step 2: 270, AOA
17540, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17541, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17542, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17543, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17544, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17545, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17546, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17547, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17548, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17549, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17550, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17551, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17552, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17553, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17554, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17555, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17556, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17557, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17558, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17559, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, AOA
17560, , Step 1: 1, Step 2: 1, 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
17102, Anonymous until 2023, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 274, AOA

Interview Experiences
Intro 1 panel interview with 5-6 faculty members Lunch Tour
Short half-day interview consisting of panel interview and tour with one of the residents.
1 panel interview, tour, lunch
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
Panel interviews with 6-7 faculty that lasts 10-15 min, and a resident interview
1 panel interview ~15 minutes. Not that nice to me during my interview, but outside that faculty were friendly and residents were happy.
Wait-listed
Wait-listed
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Program Advantages
Nice facilities Close-knit group of people
Very strong for a smaller program. I have only heard fantastic things about this program.
good surgical number, hands on training, efficient (by the time you are a 3rd yr you are able to see 40 patients a day)
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
Resident clinic, good numbers, nice residents.
Strong clinical and surgical training. Good #'s. Good fellowship matching. Great opportunities whether you pursue general or a fellowship.
Nice people, strong clinical training.
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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.
Winston-Salem may be a somewhat harder place for a spouse to find a job.
location and have to travel to VA about 45 mins away, no county hospital
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).
Interview with faculty is over very quickly, hard to make an impression. They interview a lot of people for very few spots.
Winston Salem. They interviewed 75 ppl for 3 spots, which I think is unfair to applicants.
Three residents seem to be stretched pretty thin. Winston-Salem.
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