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Columbia U / Harkness
State: New York
Positions: 3
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 243
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 254
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 38%

Applied, Received Interview:
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00012, Anonymous, Step 1: 244
00032, Anonymous, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 233
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00607, Tulane University, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 242
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00017, SUNY Downstate, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 238, AOA
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02582, Anonymous, Step 1: 221
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
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
02687, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 242
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
03583, Anonymous, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 230
03682, Anonymous, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 238
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
13949, Anonymous, Step 1: 247
14008, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 257
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
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25

Interview Experiences
Fair
Columbia invites interviewees to participate in the Thursday afternoon Grand Rounds and a dinner on the night before the interview. I was unable to attend this so I cannot tell what the experience is like. I imagine you get to talk with faculty and reside
Program Advantages
great fellowship opportunities, great research and faculty
Columbia, NYC
Columbia's program has 3 residents per year, which means you get a lot of clinical and surgical experience from the large volume of patients that go to the eye clinic. Residents get home call and present new patients every morning to an attending and all
Good research
Program Disadvantages
In Washington Heights
low surg numbers
Old facilities, not the warmest environment, felt snubbed on interview
Columbia's program is front-loaded, with 1st year residents taking first call all year. With only 3 residents, you essentially have q3 call, and it can be q2 if anyone takes some time off during the 1st year. When in subspecialty clinics, many days are no
Small program, old facilities, NYC surgical volume