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Wills Eye Hospital
State: Pennsylvania
Positions: 8
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 237
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 257
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 50%

Applied, Received Interview:
00080, University of Virginia, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 243, AOA
00086, University of Illinois, Step 1: 235
00177, University of Oklahoma, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 246, AOA
00405, University of Texas, Southwestern, Step 1: 263, Step 2: 264, AOA
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02651, Medical College of Wisconsin, Step 1: 254, AOA
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03122, University of Virginia, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 246
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
03870, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 265, AOA
03874, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, AOA
14008, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 257
14228, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, Step 2: 262, AOA
14229, Anonymous, Step 1: 261, Step 2: 259, AOA
14246, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 270, AOA
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25

Applied, No Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00004, Anonymous, Step 1: 248
00005, Anonymous, Step 1: 254, Step 2: 249, AOA
00006, SUNY Downstate, Step 1: 234, AOA
00007, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 236
00008, University of Virginia, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 262
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00011, Anonymous, Step 1: 243
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00015, University of Alabama, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 252, AOA
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00017, SUNY Downstate, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 238, AOA
00032, Anonymous, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 233
00084, Anonymous, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 243
00085, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 259, AOA
00089, Anonymous, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252, AOA
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00181, Anonymous, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 260
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00449, Cleveland Clinic Medical School, Step 1: 239
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
00491, University of South Dakota, Step 1: 225, Step 2: 256
00607, Tulane University, Step 1: 219, Step 2: 242
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
02546, Virginia Commonwealth University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 257
02581, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 250
02582, Anonymous, Step 1: 221
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
02671, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 247
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
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03154, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, AOA
03583, Anonymous, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 230
03632, Wright State University, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 236
03682, Anonymous, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 238
03752, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 250
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
03873, Anonymous, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 243, AOA
13890, Loma Linda University, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 255

Interview Experiences
Informal meet and greet with residents followed by three panel style interviews Tour of facilities Lunch with residents
3 friendly panel (5-6 person) interviews
3 panel interviews. Fancy cocktail party the night between the 2 interview days. Faculty is super-friendly
Three panels with a very conversational tone. Social event between the two interview days with attendings, fellows, alumni, staff.
Three 4/5-1 panel interviews
Three panels with very relaxed questions. Conversational and aimed at getting to know you.
Program Advantages
Strong reputation Great faculty and residents Great facilities
'Wills family'
It's Wills. This is a stellar program. Eye ER is unique and very high-yield for learning. Surgery is back-loaded.
Reputation, location, beautiful clinical facilities, lots of fellows but surgeries protected for residents, happiest residents I met anywhere who really love their program. Diverse path and great surgical numbers.
Great reputation, great feel, Philadelphia, Arizona rotation
Incredible facilities, 15-story beautiful eye hospital that stands as a testament to ophthalmic prowess, very nice 24/7 eye ED right next to the main hospital, PD is amazing and incredibly nice, great location right in the middle of everything in Center C
chair is awesome
Program Disadvantages
Average surgical volume No resident run clinic
lower surgical numbers (hence rotation in Arizona)
None.
None really
Philadelphia, Arizona rotation, possibly less autonomy
None.
poor surgical numbers, especially with AZ rotation discontinued, 2nd year residents unusually busy with ED relative to other programs where front-loaded
low surgical numbers