Residency Interview Process
All applications submitted through ERAS are reviewed by our residency selection committee utilizing pre-determined criteria, which include analysis of USMLE scores, transcripts, curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation, your personal statement and your research record. The best applicants will be selected for a personal interview, which is held on one of three weekend dates. We will receive more than 200 applications for three positions, and every application will be screened by hand and given individual consideration. We are looking for bright, educated and well-rounded applicants to join our Trojan residency team.
If you are selected for an interview, you will be forwarded a specific itinerary for your interview day. In general, you will meet the program director in the morning with a brief overview of the residency program during which time he will also introduce the faculty to you. Next, you will participate in back-to-back interviews. You will interview with all core residency faculty. In between interviews, you will have an opportunity to speak with our current residents. The interview portion will end after all interviews have been conducted (early afternoon) and you will be served lunch and participate in a guided tour of the campus. An evening reception will be held either the night before or night of your interview.