Back at itSunday, February 12th, 2012 by Shaun Patel
Residency interviews: Done!
Rank Order List due: T-minus 10 days
Match Day: Friday, 3/16
I ended up going on around 15 interviews encompassing both coasts and a few in between. I certainly racked up a good number of miles over the last couple months. Too bad I wasn’t able to stick to one airline carrier… having 5K miles on 5 different airlines is as useful as a snooze button on a smoke alarm. The best part of going on interviews was meeting other applicants from across the country that will soon be my colleagues and maybe even co-residents. We had a group of around 7-10 guys that were at mostly the same interviews, which made travelling around more enjoyable and lent a sense of camaraderie through the lengthy process. In fact, I write this post from the airport after presenting some research at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in San Francisco with many of the same people I met on the interview circuit.
The M4s have returned to clerkships this week after the long hiatus for boards/online courses/interviews. I personally have not seen a patient since August, so this should be interesting…