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Duke University
State: North Carolina
Positions: 5
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 251
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 255
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 47%

Applied, Received Interview:
00004, Anonymous, Step 1: 248
00012, Anonymous, Step 1: 244
00032, Anonymous, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 233
00080, University of Virginia, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 243, AOA
00089, Anonymous, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252, AOA
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
02651, Medical College of Wisconsin, Step 1: 254, AOA
13965, Anonymous, Step 1: 263, AOA
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14225, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 258
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA
14229, Anonymous, Step 1: 261, Step 2: 259, AOA
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249

Applied, No Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00005, Anonymous, Step 1: 254, Step 2: 249, AOA
00006, SUNY Downstate, Step 1: 234, AOA
00007, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 236
00008, University of Virginia, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 262
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00015, University of Alabama, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 252, AOA
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00084, Anonymous, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 243
00085, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 259, AOA
00092, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253
00177, University of Oklahoma, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 246, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00405, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 263, Step 2: 264, AOA
00449, Cleveland Clinic Medical School, Step 1: 239
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
00486, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 260
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00488, Loyola University Chicago, Step 1: 264, Step 2: 264, AOA
00491, University of South Dakota, Step 1: 225, Step 2: 256
00546, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 253
00607, Tulane University, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 242
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
02546, Virginia Commonwealth University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 257
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
02686, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 256, AOA
02687, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 242
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
02995, Indiana University, Step 1: 245
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03122, University of Virginia, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 246
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
03752, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 250
03837, University of South Carolina, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 261, AOA
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA

Interview Experiences
be prepared for an extremely long interview day!
Lots of interviewees. Interviews with 3 of the 6 on the selection committee.
Felt like applicants were pre-ranked?
Started the day at 10 am, with interviews ending around 4-5 p.m. Grand rounds occurred afterwards, followed by the resident dinner. Interview with 3/6 people on the ADCOM.
Three 1-on-1 interviews. LOTS of downtime. Come prepared to entertain yourself.
3 1-on-1 interviews, grand rounds, dinner
Program Advantages
Very strong academically and clinically. Good surgical volume and busy clinics at VAs in Durham and Asheville. Good opportunities to tailor your education how you want to.
-Top tier, great research, cushier call schedule than other top places (q5), nice and amiable faculty, great for sending residents in Academia
Great clinical training (up to 280 cataracts??), amazing fellowship match, large department
High, and diverse, surgical volume (300 cataracts). Requires 3 projects/year with time during 1st/3rd year protected for research. 2 VAs. Stable faculty. Q6 home call. Amazing fellowship match. Excellent for academia. Residents were happy.
-Front-loaded (albeit busy) call -Large and caring faculty -Research powerhouse -Interesting method for Grand Rounds -Hospitals close together
Hudson eye center
- brand new eye center - combination of excellent surgical numbers and research opportunities - huge faculty - all training sites on one campus except for rotations at asheville VA - no call 3rd year except at Asheville - graduate chief resident - 8
Program Disadvantages
Very few that I could see. I really liked this program.
-all residents are married (many with kids), Durham is kind of a bland town, everyone is from NC, PD is very very research oriented (lots and lots of requirements)
Name not quite like Bascom or Wilmer
Weak on trauma surgeries (due to location). Small wetlab. Felt some faculty were very serious/intense compared to other programs. Durham is a decent enough city.
-Durham is OK -Some quirky faculty -Maybe more fellow focused
durham is a dull city rotating at two VAs