Interviewing

Q: What is the interview schedule like?

Our interview dates are in November, December, and January. Our residents will host an online social hour the night before each interview. All interviews will be conducted virtually. 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.

Below are our interview dates for this year:

November 2021 Tue 30
December 2021

Thu 2
Tue 7
Thu 9
Tue 14
Thu 16

January 2022 Thu 6
Tue 11
Thu 13
Tue 18
Thu 20
Tue 25
Thu 27
 

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 13 interview days, which equals 234 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.