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Importance of the USMLE

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The USMLE is an important factor in the ophthalmology residency selection process. 


In 2016, the mean USMLE Step 1 score among matched U.S. seniors was 244. Among unmatched U.S. seniors, the mean score was 229. 

Applicants with lower USMLE scores need to strengthen their credentials in as many areas as possible, and work closely with an advisor to develop a strategy for match success.

Some applicants are concerned about their chances of matching in the specialty or securing a position in highly competitive residency programs.


If you have such concerns, consider our Strategy for Success Session with Dr. Samir Desai.


Dr. Desai will perform a comprehensive review of your credentials, assess your strengths and weaknesses, and provide you with a specific plan to implement tailored to your unique situation and school.


This plan will significantly improve your chances of a successful outcome.

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