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Ophthalmology :: Program Information
CPMC - San Francisco
State: California
Positions: 3
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 241
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 253
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 35%

Applied, Received Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00032, Anonymous, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 233
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00452, Anonymous, Step 1: 227, Step 2: 253
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
14231, SUNY Upstate, Step 1: 239, Step 2: 242

Applied, No Interview:
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00449, Cleveland Clinic Medical School, Step 1: 239
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00491, University of South Dakota, Step 1: 225, Step 2: 256
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02582, Anonymous, Step 1: 221
02651, Medical College of Wisconsin, Step 1: 254, AOA
02674, Georgetown University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 241
02686, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 256, AOA
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03583, Anonymous, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 230
03632, Wright State University, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 236
03752, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 250
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
13890, Loma Linda University, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 255
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14225, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 258
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA

Interview Experiences
Three one-on-one interviews, one with Dr. Day, one with a faculty member, and one with a current resident.
Resident interview, and 2 faculty interviews. One was the Chair, Susan Day. All pleasant relaxed interviews
Beautiful campus, 3 interviews 1 vs 1. One with chair and rest with faculty. They were very nice.
3 interviews: 1 with resident, 1 with Dr. Day, one with attending. Then a bus tour of the Oakland hospital and a bit of SF.
Four 1-1 interviews, very laid back interviews, standard questions
Program Advantages
Dr. Day is well-known in the Ophthalmology world. Good mix of county and private practice.
Great volume (close to 200-250 phacos), location, seems like excellent clinical experience
High surgical volume
Good surgical volume 150-200, Location.
Staggered start is awesome, residents were so friendly, program gets you tons of surgical experience, maybe some of the best I saw (any case that comes into Oakland is yours, so you'll do the corneal transplants, etc). 4 MONTHS of electives to customize y
Unique staggered start, relatively good fellowship match, great feel, San Francisco
high surgical numbers, staggered start is unique and wonderful, no competition with co-residents
Program Disadvantages
The commute to Highland is not convenient.
staggered start (2/3 of matched residents will have to spend an extra year to wait for the fellowship application season), most are volunteer faculty, there are few CPMC faculty
No affiliated university
Staggered start 2 of the residents may start as late as 9 months behind first resident. Mostly voluntary faculty.
This program is amazing. None I can think of, except if you're looking for a research-heavy program.
Unique staggered start, lots of driving, cost of living, very long hours at county hospital, Chairman/program director on her way out (uncertain about her future involvement, she seems like a tremendous resident advocate and is well known)
UCSF is nearby, small name