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U So California
State: California
Positions: 6
Years: 3
Affiliated with: University of Southern California
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 245
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 255
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 35%

Applied, Received Interview:
00004, Anonymous, Step 1: 248
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00032, Anonymous, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 233
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00405, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 263, Step 2: 264, AOA
00492, Anonymous, Step 1: 226, Step 2: 218
02651, Medical College of Wisconsin, Step 1: 254, AOA
14228, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, Step 2: 262, AOA
14230, Anonymous, Step 1: 245, Step 2: 256, AOA
14231, SUNY Upstate, Step 1: 239, Step 2: 242

Applied, No Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00084, Anonymous, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 243
00089, Anonymous, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252, AOA
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
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
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02582, Anonymous, Step 1: 221
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
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, 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
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
13890, Loma Linda University, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 255
13911, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 251, Step 2: 251, AOA
13912, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 251, Step 2: 251, AOA
13913, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 251, Step 2: 251, AOA
13949, Anonymous, Step 1: 247
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14151, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 261, AOA
14225, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 258
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA
14227, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 270, AOA
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25
16941, Anonymous, Step 1: 257, AOA

Interview Experiences
4 interviews, including Steven Ryan, Ron Smith and two others
horrible, very poor recruiting effort, only possible resident interaction was at optional resident dinner (no residents during the entire interview day), grumpy program coordinator
Program Advantages
Great volume, autonomy at county hospital. Will be wonderfully trained to face anything.
PD loves his job, high clinical and surgical volume
doheny.
treat residents nicely
Program Disadvantages
Spend 2 of 3 years at LA County, not Doheny. Doheny faculty generally don't attend at LA County.
financial difficulties (not enough money to purchase simulator), in-house call, no permanent wet lab facilities
county - very busy - overnight in house call. rounds start at 6am
Doheny is not affiliated with USC most of big name faculty have left, unpredictable rankings in the next few years
only young faculty remain, no more doheny
doheny is gone program tries to shake off 'transition' but very clear that big name faculty have left