hi! I am one of the unfortunate MSIV who did not match for ophtho this year, even though I had 7 interviews. I knew that I didn't have honors and my board score was average, but my interviews in all the places went really well. So when I didn't match, I called the programs individually and asked what I should do in reapp. To my surprise, the unanimous answer I got from all the programs was that my dean's letter was the only detrimental factor in my app. In fact, one program told me that they had ranked me first after the interview but when finalizing the rank list my dean's letter had arrived and I went really really low on the list. But what can I do? I had read my dean's letter (I didn't really see anything bad, except that my dean had mentioned that this student had little problem in the beginning of the med school career, but pulled it through(i had a conditional in histology). I am still interested in optho, I am starting my transitional year, but it seems like my chances for ophtho are gone forever!!! Any advice /suggestion anybody????