Thank you for inviting me to interview Dr. Macario. I wanted to find out more about the actual interview day. What is the typical schedule for the applicants? Thank you, Jody
We have twelve interview days spread across December and January with 12-14 applicants per day. The day actually starts the night before with dinner at a nice Palo Alto restaurant (Nola’s Restaurant is a favorite) with some of our current residents. In the morning, the applicants assemble in our conference room at 8 AM. Then I welcome all of you and give a 30-minute presentation summarizing the residency, followed by Dr. Pearl, our chair, who also speaks for 30 mins. This is followed by 3-4 interviews with faculty members, one of which is for 15 mins with Dr. Pearl. At noon, you will have lunch with current housestaff and the Chief Resident will give you a tour of the hospital. Sometimes if applicants want to meet with other faculty that gets scheduled for the afternoon. Otherwise we try to get people out the door by 2pmish.