Interview Day & Preparation
Those invited to come for an interview will be assessed in a similar fashion; we look for evidence that the applicant has a high likelihood of success as a resident in internal medicine and look to see that the applicant seems to have clear strengths in a number of the following areas: communication skills, reliability, enthusiasm, professionalism, humanism, interest in the well-being of those the hospital was founded to serve, interest in the well-being of the residency as a whole, likelihood of cooperating with and helping peers within the residency, desire to succeed, evidence of being a student of medicine, a sense that the applicant will strive to excel, and a sense that the applicant feels that the business of medicine is patient care, patient education, and disease prevention.
Our goal is to recruit residents who will become excellent, well-rounded, knowledgeable, compassionate, energetic, reliable internists. At the end of their three years with us, they will reach the maximal level of attainment permitted by their inherent talent level, their other experiences to date, and by their other major life responsibilities.
Last year, we received ore than 2,000 applications and scheduled more than 100 applicants for interviews.
The interview season runs from November through January; we typically interview three applicants per day.
The interview season at Capital Health is a busy yet enlightening experience. The faculty and staff look forward to meeting applicants who have been invited for an interview and know that a small percentage of them will be offered a contract to train the following year. Each year we receive many applications from individuals who have many fine qualifications; however, it is unfortunate we are unable to meet with everyone.
Each applicant meets with the program director and a faculty member.
Overall, our interviews are scheduled Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with a few exceptions around the holiday weeks.
We make every attempt to accommodate schedules and offer either a morning session, which starts at 9 a.m. (except of Fridays, morning sessions start at 10 a.m.) and an afternoon session,which starts at noon.
Applicants are asked to report to Capital Health Regional Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Suite and to allow approximately four hours for their session.
The interview season at Capital Health runs from late October through January with an average of 2 - 5 interviews per day. Applicants will meet individually with the program director and a faculty member. Then they will be given a group tour by one of our medical residents and attend a networking luncheon with residents who will be available to answer additional questions.
Please contact the Internal Medicine Residency Program by calling 609-394-6031.
All of us at Capital Health look forward to the opportunity to meet and get to know each other.