Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Interview day environment may influence applicant selection of emergency medicine residency programs
- Author(s): Lewis, Jason
- Dubosh, Nicole
- Rosen, Carlo
- Schoenfeld, David
- Fisher, Jonathan
- Ullman, Edward
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2016.10.31245
Introduction The structure of the interview day affects applicant interactions with faculty and residents, which can influence the applicant's rank list decision. We aim to determine if there was a difference in matched residents between those interviewing on a day on which didactics were held and had increased resident and faculty presence (Didactic Day) versus an interview day with less availability for applicant interactions with residents and faculty (Non-Didactic Day).
Methods Retrospective study reviewing interview dates of matched residents from 2009-2015.
Results 42 (61.8%) matched residents interviewed on a Didactic Day with increased faculty and resident presence versus 26 (38.2%) on a Non-Didactic interview day with less availability for applicant interactions (p=0.04).
Conclusion There is an association between interviewing on a Didactic Day with increased faculty and resident presence and matching in our program.