Interviewing

Q: When are your interview dates for 2018-2019? What is the interview schedule like?

A: Our interview dates will be in November (18, 20, 22), December (6, 9, 16, 18), and January (8, 10, 13, 17). Our residents will host a dinner the night before each interview. The interview day will end at 2pm for the categorical and advanced tracks. On selected interview days, we will have additional presentations and/or interviews for the Research Scholars Track and Critical Care Scholars Track. You will receive additional information with the interview invitation.

 

Q: When will you send interview invitations?

A: Your application files will be reviewed when we have received your CV, personal statement, at least 3 letters of recommendation, transcript, and USMLE scores. The MSPE ("Dean's Letter") for current medical students is not released until October 1. We will begin issuing interview invitations via ERAS on a weekly basis beginning September 28, and ending November 8.

 

Q: When will you issue letters declining an interview? Is there an appeals process?

A: We will email candidates who are declined an interview starting mid-October and continuing on a weekly basis until November 16. You may send a letter of appeal to [email protected] with the subject line "Appeal for Residency Interview" followed by your AAMC ID number. Within a week, you will receive a reply only if you are granted an interview position on appeal.

 

Q: Do you limit interview invitations to the number of interview slots you offer? 

A: Yes, we limit interviews to 18 applicants per day times 11 interview days, which equals 198 maximum invitations

 

Q: What process do we use to manage an interview day that is full (18 applicants)?

A. We use the waitlist feature of thalamusgme.com. You can learn more here

 

Q: What is the deadline to notify the program about cancellation of an interview?

A. We request a minimum 7-day notice of cancellation in order to provide interview opportunities to other applicants.