Interview Impressions

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Health System Program
9/24, 10/8, 10/15
10/23, 10/28, 10/30, 11/4, 11/6, 11/11, 11/13, 12/11, 12/16
Yes, dinner at restaurant/external location
-day starts with talk from pd, Dept chair, residency selection chair (?)
-6 x 15min 1on1 interviews that will be with residents and faculty
-tour either before or after interviews depending on your last name
-breakfast was fruit, pastries, yogurt, coffee, bagels
-lunch was across the street at an old fancy building. Multiple tables with several residents to chat with. Food was make your own bowls of chicken, rice, veggies. Cookies on the side
-tour Penn hospital 15min away led by a resident. After that there's a dessert buffet, again sit and chat with residents
-major plus is the amount of time you spend talking to residents, who in general, seemed very genuine, honest, and happy about their choices
-much talk about research and grants /w.e but to be expected at such a powerhouse with a specific research track
- 6 interviews, 15 minutes each, every interviewer asked at least one behavioral question.
Offers resident hosting night before interview