The interview day serves two purposes: first, it allows us to confirm the information you provided for us in your ERAS application and to get to know you a little better; second, the interview is an opportunity for you to explore: our program, our faculty and residents, our facilities and support staff, our commitment to residents, and our strengths and weaknesses for compatibility with your own career goals and objectives.
On the evening prior to your interview, you are invited to a resident-sponsored dinner at a local Washington, DC establishment. This is your opportunity to ask all of the questions you want to ask of your future colleagues in a relaxed, social setting. Information regarding the dinner will be provided via email as your interview date draws near.
We interview residents on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Tuesday interview days begin at 8:00am and conclude at around 2:00pm. Saturday interview days are divided into an AM session from 8:00am until 1:00pm and PM sessions from 12:00pm until 3:00pm. Depending on your interview timeslot, you will be served a light breakfast and/or lunch.
To begin the day, you will be given a presentation from our Chairman, Michael Berrigan, MD, PhD. Following Dr. Berrigan's presentation, our Acting Program Director, Kate Hindle, MD, will present the particulars of the program. After the presentations, applicants will divide into 2 groups, one group will begin interviews with faculty/residents while the other group will begin a tour of the facilities. The two groups will then switch. During lunch time, residents and faculty will make every effort to join you and/or stop by to chat.
Interviews with faculty and residents are typically casual. So relax, be candid, and enjoy your day with us!