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Nassau University MC - NY
State: New York
Positions: 4
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 234
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 241
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 40%

Applied, Received Interview:
00006, SUNY Downstate, Step 1: 234, AOA
00017, SUNY Downstate, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 238, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00424, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 225
00452, Anonymous, Step 1: 227, Step 2: 253
00492, Anonymous, Step 1: 226, Step 2: 218
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
02687, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 242
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03682, Anonymous, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 238
13964, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 240
14008, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 257
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246

Applied, No Interview:
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
02686, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 256, AOA
03632, Wright State University, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 236
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238

Interview Experiences
horrible! 'first come first serve' so if you get there the time they state you're already way low on the list and end up sitting in the 'eye clinic' which is a trailor all day (i heard my day people were there until 8pm)
Horribly disorganized
Breakfast and lunch provided, all seated in the patient waiting room with residents, VERY collegial, 2 interviews only, a number of DO, international students, small tour and ppt presentation
Program Advantages
None
none... unless being close to nyc is an advantage?
Underserved population, good exposure
Diverse path and autonomy, unique Caribbean heavy pt pop, retina ++ (20-30 vitrectomys), connections with well known faculty at Columbia+NYEE+Stony Brook, big fellowship matches, residents are downright fun, light q4 call
Program Disadvantages
Don't even apply. Clinic in a trailer, no faculty support
everything about it.. poor faculty interest in teaching, chairwoman seems disinterested in resident feedback. eye clinic is a trailor
Very underfunded however no longer in a trailer, no research opportunities, no help with board prep
NY phaco #s (~120), weak didactics (hardly an academic program), weak research, 3 year old but outdated eye center, low peds and plastics #s, low specialty lens/refractive experience, pay out of pocket for lenses, books, indirect