The Interview

How many positions do you offer each year?

We offer 15 PGY1 (internship) positions each year. Our program is a combined internship and anesthesia residency for a total of 4 years.

When are your interviews?

Our first interview dates are in October, and we complete our interviews in mid-December.

Could you please describe the interview process?

Interviews for the 2022-2023 academic year will be virtual. We interview 10 applicants per day and offer two half-day sessions, morning and afternoon.

The interview date consists of:

  • Welcome and introductory presentation by one of the chief residents
  • Series of four personal interviews with three faculty (including the Department Chair, Dr. Wong, and the Program Director, Dr. Parra) and a chief resident

How many total residents and fellows are in your program?

In 2020-2021, we have a total of 71 trainees: 16 interns, 14 CA-1s, 15 CA-2s, 15 CA-3s, and 11 Fellows.

How many applicants do you interview?

Around 150, out of more than 1,000 applications.

Do you have any specific criteria for selecting candidates for interviews?

We require a passing score on USMLE Step 1 (COMLEX score greater than 600 accepted as substitute), and we prefer completion of USMLE Step 2. Otherwise, we are looking for students with strong academic credentials, evidence of a strong interest in anesthesia, and a commitment to hard work and to being a superb physician.