Don't know much about these programs except for the info/vibes I got from current residents and faculty at each of these places. Basically this is how I felt: UCSD - 3 residents/yr, get good CE #s from what I could gather, great surgical training, very busy, perhaps some odd faculty members (quirkyness), new retina hire who has big research $$, beautiful location, but gets a malignant rep (unsure as to why?) Vanderbilt - 5 residents/yr, lost 2 residents 2 years ago (1 switched to radiology and the other left medicine altogether), chairman trained at Wilmer (Sternberg) and is really building the program, only negative I saw was the lack of cornea faculty and the residents who left recently Either location is ideal for me, but I wanted to see what other people thought about each program -- either current residents who interviewed there in the past, fellow applicants who also saw these programs this year, or current residents themselves. Either program won't be my #1 choice, but which one should be ranked higher? Would appreciate feedback. Thanks!