I noticed most hits this blog are to previous posts about admissions or residency. The following is a relevant re-post from SDN. The list is biased towards academic programs. It is assembled from a large number of anonymous posts online in specialty forums on SDN, orthogate, uncleharvey, urologymatch, otolaryngologyresidencyapplicants.yuku, as well as the Ophthalmology Times survey of program directors. The higher on the list a program is, the more I felt there was a consensus or really strong opinions. It provides only a rough ranking.
Disclaimers: These are not based on objective data. They are based on the opinions people with no specific qualifications other than participating in specialty forums. These are not my opinions. I have no qualifications to talk about this beyond aggregating the opinions of others. If you feel your favorite program was unjustly left out, you should take your rage to specialty forums and leave civilized comments here. The quality of programs can change over time. These residencies may not fit your interests and other very important considerations in making a rank list (location, significant other, malignancy, community/clinical/research focus, etc.).
Hopkins, MGH, UCSF
BWH, Stanford, Columbia, Duke
And many others (Penn, Wash U, Michigan, U Washington, UAB, Mayo, Cornell, Wake Forest, UCLA, UVA, Wisconsin)
Penn, UCSF, NYU; Harvard, Stanford
Yale, Columbia, Michigan
Mayo, Miami, Emory
Methodist/Indiana, Cincinnati, Denver, Hennepin, Carolinas, Pitt, Highland
Chrisitiana, Vanderbilt, UCLA-Harbor, Cook County, Emory, Harvard/BWH
??? USC-LAC, King’s County, Maricopa, UNM, U of A, U of M, UCSD
More after the jump…