Due to medical issues of my own it has been my dream to become an ophthalmologist. In fact, I would consider it a dissapointment if in 4 years I was doing a residency in any other field. After reasearching, it has become apparent that it is very difficult to get an ophtho residency. I consider myself smart (I got into medical school) but wouldn't consider myself to be in the top 5 percent of all medical students. With this said, is it possible to get into the "easiest/worst" optho residency if you have a passion for it, graduate near the middle of the class with a board score around the 50th percentile, and are otherwise an average applicant? Or is the "worst" optho residency only for the worst of the cream of the crop? I don't care where I do my residency as long as I can help people see again!! Thanks!!