the interview trail
tips: I would suggest, which i assume is obvious, researching the program and having some intelligent questions to ask like curriculum, call schedule, research opportunities, blah blah.
also, which is obvious as well, know your personal statement well. Most of my interviews focused on elements of my PS.
Take every opportunity to explore the town the program is in. I was just as concerned about the aesthetics of the place I was considering living in as I was concerned about the quality of the program. remember, you have to live in that place for 3-7 years depending on the residency.
Really observe the interactions of the residents in the program. Do they seem happy? Do they appear to get along? This is very important, considering these people may be your coworkers.
I did this when I interviewed and I could see in some places the vitriole people had for each other. those were major red flags!!! Let me just say from personal experience, liking your fellow residents, is critical in your own sense of well-being. Good luck and enjoy the process. It feels good to be recruited!!
God must be a Florida Gator fan because everyday at sunset the sky turns orange and blue!!!
Its great to be a Florida Gator and IM Board Certified!!