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Vanderbilt University
State: Tennessee
Positions: 5
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 249
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 257
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 46%

Applied, Received Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, 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
00015, University of Alabama, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 252, AOA
00085, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 259, AOA
00089, Anonymous, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252, AOA
00092, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253
00138, Tulane University, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253, AOA
00449, Cleveland Clinic Medical School, Step 1: 239
00488, Loyola University Chicago, Step 1: 264, Step 2: 264, AOA
00546, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 253
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03176, University of Louisville, Step 1: 236, Step 2: 226
03837, University of South Carolina, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 261, AOA
13977, Anonymous, Step 1: 258, AOA
14223, Florida International University, Step 1: 258, Step 2: 256
14225, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 258
14232, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 245
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA
14245, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 249
14246, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 270, AOA
16941, Anonymous, Step 1: 257, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00013, Anonymous, Step 1: 228
00016, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 238
00080, University of Virginia, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 243, AOA
00084, Anonymous, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 243
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
00182, Albany Medical College, Step 1: 267, Step 2: 264, AOA
00485, Anonymous, Step 1: 252
00486, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 260
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
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
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
02671, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 247
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
02995, Indiana University, Step 1: 245
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03122, University of Virginia, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 246
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
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
13904, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, AOA
13949, Anonymous, Step 1: 247
13965, Anonymous, Step 1: 263, AOA
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
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA
14236, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 246
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25

Interview Experiences
Reception is art gallery night before, followed by an expensive dinner at a lounge with shots.
Not a ton of exposure to the residents
Mixer in eye building followed by the best dinner on the trail. Breakfast followed by sample morning rounds presentation. Interviews with groups or individual faculty including dedicated research interview.
Amazing program!
half day, 4 interviews, tour of campus
Program Advantages
Program director is committed to one-on-one surgical tutoring in their wet lab.
Great program. Very nice, young faculty. Fantastic chair who is really building the program. Program director is very involved in resident education. Building new facilities. Good clinical exposure with good fellowship ops. Nashville is a fun town.
Great surgical numbers, beautiful new clinic, all rotations done in Nashville, well known faculty, great fellowship placement
Nashville is nice. New eye center under construction, nice facilities.
Great facilities, lots of research opportunities, awesome dept. chair
Great city, goodish reputation, brand new eye institute building, tons of research space available with a plan to expanded the department's research. New chairman seems to have a huge vision and is a good cheerleader for the program.
good clinical training, numbers are up to par with national mean
- night float - Nashville - Excellent chair
Program Disadvantages
Lost a resident last year
Residents unhappy about call coverage, wished for more procedures.
The people here seem to have an inflated opinion of themselves and of the program. They talk about being a top 10 department, but there is almost nothing that backs that up except for a nice new eye building. Otherwise the surgery is average, the clinic
nashville although cost of living is great