Interview Day Information AY2020-2021

If you have received an invitation to interview with our program, we would like you to watch our recruitment video prior to your scheduled interview day (the password was sent to you via Thalamus). This video contains basic information about our residency program. We can't wait to meet you!

What is the purpose of the interview day?

Remember, the interview day is as much for you to take a look at our program as it is for us to get to know you. No one is going to ask you to present a case or put you on the spot. So, relax, have fun and talk to as many people as possible to see if GW is right for you! We recommend you give yourself some extra time to explore Washington, DC as well.


What should I wear?

Typically applicants wear business attire, such as a suit.


What should I bring?

You will need a photo ID in order to enter our hospital. We recommend you bring a pad and pen to take notes on our program, which will help with your decision-making later. Your interviewers will have all received your ERAS application so you need not bring copies. We will provide breakfast and lunch on your interview day.  If you need to bring luggage, you will be able to store it at our hospital.


Where is GW Hospital?  

We are located on the corner of 23rd Street, NW and I Street, NW in the historic Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, DC.  We are easy to get to on the Metro (Orange/Blue/Silver lines to the “Foggy Bottom-GWU” stop), which is located in the courtyard of our hospital.  If you choose to drive instead, you will receive a validated parking ticket to park in our designated parking garage (see “Travel” tab).


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Interview Day Itinerary

7:30 – 8:00 am

Welcome from Program Director and Residency Coordinators!

Please arrive at GW Hospital - 900 23rd Street, NW – no later than 7:15 a.m.

When you arrive at GW Hospital, you must show a photo ID and sign in to enter. Go up one flight to the Radiology Waiting Area on the first floor to meet our Program Director and Residency Coordinators.

8:00 - 8:30 am

Attend Morning Report with Medicine residents

8:30 - 9:00 am

Breakfast and program overview by next year’s Chief Residents

9:30 - 11:00 am

Faculty Interviews (two per candidate)

11:00 - 11:45 am

Meet the Medicine Department Chairman, Dr. Alan Wasserman

Meet the Program Directors (categorical/prelim and primary care)

Noon - 1:00 pm

Lunch with the Housestaff

1:00 - 2:00 pm

 Hospital tour

Please see the following information for interviewees on our GME website, per ACGME and NRMP requirements.

On your interview day, you will receive a packet of information about our program, including an Internal Medicine Residency Applicant Acknowledgement Form acknowledging that you received the documents. If you forget to sign and return it to us at that time, please sign, scan and email it to our program coordinator by downloading the form.

» Download the Applicant Acknowledgement Form