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Mount Sinai SoM - NY
State: New York
Positions: 4
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 250
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 256
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 47%

Applied, Received Interview:
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00012, Anonymous, Step 1: 244
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00424, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 225
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03870, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 265, AOA
03874, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, AOA
13965, Anonymous, Step 1: 263, AOA
14223, Florida International University, Step 1: 258, Step 2: 256
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249
14246, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 270, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00006, SUNY Downstate, Step 1: 234, AOA
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00017, SUNY Downstate, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 238, AOA
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00607, Tulane University, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 242
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
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
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03632, Wright State University, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 236
03682, Anonymous, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 238
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
13890, Loma Linda University, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 255
14008, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 257
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

Interview Experiences
3 interviews - one with Dr. Fischer and Dr. Friedman, one with Dr. Gagliuso, one with 2 current 1st year residents
One-on-one interviews with faculty, and one 2-on-1 interview with residents. My favorite interview of the trail. PD is amazing.
Began at 830 and finished at 6, with a reception until 7. Laid back interviews with 4 faculty (including PD and one of interviews being 2v1). Two more 2v1 interviews with PGY-2s.
Program Advantages
great exposure to an amazing amount of pathology (especially at Elmhurst hospital), great faculty who are invested in teaching (and also very nice), strong research which will likely get even stronger with the new chairman Dr. Jabbs. Good surgical numbers
Location
Incredible faculty, amazing surgical numbers for NYC, and diverse surgical training (you'll get vitrectomies, corneal surgeries, etc). This place took me by total surprise. Best kept secret in NYC. County + VA + high surg numbers + NYC = ultimate program.
NY, decent numbers for NY
Good surgical volume (150-200) for NY. Faculty are friendly, resident-focused. Residents were happy. Lots of research opportunities (clinical > bench). Surgery experience during first year. Lots of investment into ophtho from Mt Sinai currently.
Program Disadvantages
none
Hospitals are spread out, requires a care in NYC to take call.
For some reason, its amazingness is overshadowed by other NY programs (I have no clue why).
LOTS of commuting out to Elmhurst and the VA while on call in the middle of the night. One resident mentioned feeling 'stranded' at Elmhurst while on call on multiple occasions
Subsidized housing is still rather expensive. Have to commute between to VA and to Elmhurst (but shuttle transport provided).