Combined Interview Day--University of Minnesota medical students interview for the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) and Regions Hospital Emergency Medicine residency programs in one day [poster] Conference Poster uri icon
  • Introduction/Background: Medical Students applying to Emergency Medicine (EM) Residency Programs have a challenging interview season, juggling clinical rotations, interview days, and interview travel time. Historically students from the University of Minnesota (UMN) Medical School that applied to the HCMC and Regions EM Residency programs had to spend a full day interviewing at each program. Educational Objectives: In order to save the students one full interview day, two local residencies combined interview days.Design: The UMN Medical School is located between the two residency sites and is the only medical school in the Twin Cities. Medical students applying to both HCMC and Regions EM residencies, that had rotated at both sites for EM student clerkships, were invited to participate in a combined interview day conducted at UMN. Impact/Effectiveness: Feedback from faculty and medical students is positive. 47/48 applicants surveyed recommended we continue our collaborative interviews for future UMN students. Qualitative comments included “I was so grateful to be able to get two interviews done in one afternoon! I didn't feel that I was missing out on anything and found the information provided during the interviews supplemented my existing knowledge of the program well. It was also wonderful to see the cooperation between the residency programs.” In conclusion, we have successfully combined interview days from two local EM residency programs into one day, thereby freeing up one extra day during interview season for busy medical students. This may serve as a model for other cities with multiple EM residencies.

  • publication date
  • 2013
  • Research
  • Education, Medical
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Residency