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Ophthalmology :: Program Information
U California - LA
State: California
Positions: 7
Years: 3
Affiliated with: University of California, Los Angeles
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 253
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 256
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 41%

Applied, Received Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00004, Anonymous, Step 1: 248
00032, Anonymous, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 233
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00405, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 263, Step 2: 264, AOA
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
00486, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 260
00488, Loyola University Chicago, Step 1: 264, Step 2: 264, AOA
00922, Anonymous, Step 1: 250, AOA
02651, Medical College of Wisconsin, Step 1: 254, AOA
02689, University of Arizona, Step 1: 257, Step 2: 264
03874, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, AOA
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14225, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 258
14228, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, Step 2: 262, AOA
14229, Anonymous, Step 1: 261, Step 2: 259, AOA
14230, Anonymous, Step 1: 245, Step 2: 256, AOA
14231, SUNY Upstate, Step 1: 239, Step 2: 242
14233, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 250, Step 2: 252

Applied, No Interview:
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00012, Anonymous, Step 1: 244
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
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00177, University of Oklahoma, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 246, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00691, Anonymous, Step 1: 224, Step 2: 233
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02582, Anonymous, Step 1: 221
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
02686, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 256, AOA
02687, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 242
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
03156, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 262
03632, Wright State University, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 236
03752, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 250
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
13965, Anonymous, Step 1: 263, AOA
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14151, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 261, AOA
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
Fair
very aggressive recruiting, interviewers knew applicants without looking at files
Awesome residents, some faculty were rather full of themselves and were somewhat less than humble about their program. Overall good vibes however.
10 am presentation/breakfast, tour, lunch, interviews, grand rounds, cocktail reception in evening
4 - 5 one-on-one interviews, one of which is with the residents. Tour of JSEI (which was the best tour I went on).
Program Advantages
National reputation, excellent hands-on training in multiple VAs and county hospitals.
Name and volume
high surgical and clinical volume, location
Awesome facilities, awesome reputation, awesome volume. The total package.
Unparalleled facilities and training
Top 5 name, fellowship matching, world renowned faculty, top notch research, diverse pathology, great surgical numbers, SoCal, macbook pro free when starting
2 counties, 2 VAs, and JSEI. New ORs being built at JSEI. Lots of autonomy. Very busy. Extremely friendly residents and faculty. Driving doesn't seem that bad.
los angeles
Program Disadvantages
Driving, driving, and more driving.
Felt malignant, more of an independent environment
amount of driving
LOTS of driving in LA traffic. Two of the hospitals are ~60 miles apart.
LA, moderate driving although not as bad as described elsewhere
extremely busy, brutal first year call, evening lectures, LA is expensive, lots of driving, very malignant program (they'll try to dispel this myth during interview day but don't buy it). Don't get to rotate at JSEI until 3rd year, residents stressed
If you're not interested in working your tail off in residency, you won't like it there.
TON of driving through LA.
malignant, it's true
Jules Stein is notorious for being malignant residents are unhappy, fellowship match is all over the place lots of driving, takes time away from learning
OVERRATED. lots of driving, poor didactics, very low autonomy
low autonomy, everyone expected to subspecialize so would not recommend from comprehensive ophthalmologists faculty can be abrasive, arrogant residents are unhappy
residents complain about driving, lessening time for learning malignant faculty