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gfpstar

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Retina - Residency
« on: February 20, 2020, 02:22:23 PM »
Hey guys. Its hard to get a sense for which residencies are better than others online as it seems to change with faculty shifts etc. Any ideas what makes up the top 20ish for somebody looking to get into retina? Any opinions very much appreciated. I'm a current medical student by the way.

I know some programs which tend to match well are Stanford, Vanderbilt, Colorado, Beaumont (Royal Oak), Tufts. Iím sure there are many others but those are a few that come to mind.

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Re: Retina - Residency
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2020, 09:50:41 PM »
Disclaimer: this list is not comprehensive and I did not interview at every program. It's not in a specific order, but I think the general groupings are reasonable. Obviously, a program can be better or worse depending on whether you are interested in academics or private, location, surgical volume, call schedule, etc.

Top 3, which I think the majority of people would agree with, in no order:
Beaumont
Duke
Wills

rest of my personal Top 15, in a loose but by no means exact order:
Bascom
UCLA
Cleveland Clinic
Tufts/OCB
Emory
UMich
MEEI
Wilmer
UIC
Columbia
NYEEI
Casey

Another set of great programs, in a general order but very extremely difficult to rank these given some are more surgically oriented and others are more academic. Many could be argued should be in the top 15 as well:
Iowa
Rush
UPenn
The Retina Institute (STL)
RGW
Baylor
CPMC
UAB
MCW
Vanderbilt
WashU
Stanford
Mayo
Utah
UCSF
Northwestern
UC Davis
UCSD
Cornell
Kresge
UC Irvine
USC
U Kentucky

docmed123

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Re: Retina - Residency
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2020, 10:57:36 AM »
Ask your 3rd year or 4th year mentors in that field for further options and rankings ... see which practice is the absolute best fit for you before making any decisions