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Mayo (Rochester)
State: Minnesota
Freida: 080-26-21-049
Positions: 7
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 249
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 246
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 47%

Applied, Received Interview:
00027, University of Pittsburgh, Step 1: 232, Step 2: 248
00028, Georgetown University, Step 1: 248, AOA
00030, University of Missouri, Columbia, Step 1: 254, AOA
00041, Anonymous, Step 1: 241, Step 2: 229
00048, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 250, AOA
00049, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 235, Step 2: 249, AOA
00055, University of Toledo, Step 1: 248, AOA
00340, Anonymous, Step 1: 262, Step 2: 248, AOA
00598, University of Utah, Step 1: 271, AOA
02577, Anonymous, Step 1: 268, AOA
02794, University of New Mexico, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 234, AOA
03850, Harvard University, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265
03947, Anonymous until 2017, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 254, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00023, New York Medical College, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 250
00031, Columbia University, Step 1: 236, Step 2: 213
00037, Anonymous, Step 1: 245, Step 2: 262
00040, Johns Hopkins University, Step 1: 259, Step 2: 260, AOA
00043, University of Michigan, Step 1: 236, Step 2: 245
00044, Anonymous, Step 1: 241, Step 2: 246, AOA
00052, University of Southern California, Step 1: 262, Step 2: 238, AOA
00053, Anonymous, Step 1: 220, Step 2: 198
00063, University of Toledo, Step 1: 230, Step 2: 231
00200, Rush Medical College, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 250, AOA
00554, Anonymous, Step 1: 254, Step 2: 255
00595, University of Texas, San Antonio, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 264
00596, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 257, AOA
00599, University of Arkansas, Step 1: 251, AOA
02322, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 238
03960, Anonymous, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 246, AOA

Interview Experiences
great
Pretty standard. The interviews are with 2 faculty each - just a head's up.
Stressful but went smoothly.
Lots of waiting around like most places. Almost got in a car wreck on my way back to the airport.
Only one interviewer knows your application. The rest come in blind and ask difficult questions.
good
Hard to beat. Very impressive program.

Program Advantages
amazing clinical training and great residents. 3rd year you are basically in practice with faculty back up. Lots of money for research and going to meetings
Amazing program. Friendly people and family oriented.
Name. Training. System. This was my #1 choice and I matched here. Your exposure to med-derm (inpt unit), surgery and path is unrivaled. In fact, MCR was in it's own class on my rank-list. The Mayo system is as such: year 1 you follow, year 2 you do more,
Mayo clinic is well, the Mayo Clinic. You will see the zebras here. If you are an aspiring academic dermatologist this is the place for you. You will work hard and get amazing training.
You see a lot of patients with weird stuff and more bread-and-butter than you would expect. The environment is very nurturing.
Training in all areas of dermatology are outstanding. Foster an atmosphere where your path within dermatology will not only be accepted, but strongly supported.
great training
Mayo is a well-oiled machine. Will get a fantastic, well-rounded education with lots of exposure to inpatient dermatology which is very rare today. Everyone we interacted with was incredibly helpful and friendly. Great city for families.

Program Disadvantages
rochester
It's in Rochester. Seriously, that's the only reason they lose candidates to other programs. It's a small town that has brutal winters. If you can handle it then come here, you'll love it. It's unlike any place in the world.
Rochester; No pediatric dermatologist; lots of inpatient derm; dress code makes the environment feel stuffy;
Narrower training than some places. No cosmetics. You will never take a Mohs layer here. I felt like the residents were not as knowledgeable as at other places. Maybe because it's so warm and fuzzy?
The bitter cold winters
having to wear a suit, not sure of patient diversity at a place like this
The bitter cold! Lots of formal education, which I actually liked.