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Ophthalmology :: Program Information
SUNY - Downstate
State: New York
Positions: 7
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 233
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 242
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 44%

Applied, Received Interview:
00006, SUNY Downstate, Step 1: 234, AOA
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00017, SUNY Downstate, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 238, AOA
00424, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 225
00452, Anonymous, Step 1: 227, Step 2: 253
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
02674, Georgetown University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 241
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03682, Anonymous, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 238
14246, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 270, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
02686, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 256, AOA
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03632, Wright State University, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 236
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
13890, Loma Linda University, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 255
14225, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 258
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25

Interview Experiences
Three interviews with 2 faculty members each. Laid back. Already knew 3 members of the panel and
Sat in a nasty hallway all day. Residents had little to say other than they hated life and get worked to the bone. Interviews were low key although PD lambasted me for having 'grades below what they normally would consider'. Then why interview m
Horrible. Stuck in a hallway all day. PD was flat out rude on the interview to many of the interview candidates
Difficult finding parking on the streets. Waited out in a hallway trying to listen to residents talk about the program. 3 interviews with panels. Faculty all seemed down to earth and friendly--very apparent 'Brooklyn' attitudes. Best interview food ever
3 (2 on 1's). Nice faculty. Want to see if you'll work hard. Long interview day.
Awesome, well organized, 3 2-on-1 interviews, everyone very friendly
Program Advantages
Amazing clinical experience, you will see everything and be well prepared when you graduate. Residents get great fellowships. Some really great faculty. Great PD. Interim responsive to resident input.
Great Pathology. Historically strong faculty. Good fellowship placement.
Nice chairman. Great surgical numbers. Cool wet lab
Strong research, major part of SUNY eye institute. Faculty really seem involved.
You'll work your butt of but at the end you will be very efficient and clinically very well-trained. Good research. Great Grand Rounds on interview day.
Very good exposure to pathology, pay for 3 different review courses throughout residency
Program Disadvantages
Sometimes too busy, and Kings County can be daunting if you don't know what to expect. Luckily not a problem for me.
Residents seems miserable, overworked and angry. Most couldn't recommend coming to the program. Program requires you to have a car. RESIDENTS ARE ALL PAID DIFFERENT AMOUNTS within the same year! Makes no sense.
PD. residents overworked and exhausted. Hospital located in a rough part of Brooklyn.
Busy area. County-like population. Area not so great and hard to find parking.
Residents overworked. Very busy call and cover many sites. Brooklyn. Busiest program in the nation? (seems too busy)
VERY busy, inhouse call (boooo) for the first year, crappy area, hard to find parking (parking not covered for residents either)