Thursday, December 13, 2007

Questions to ask the residency program.

Questions to ask the residency program.

  • Ask for a copy of the residency program’s teaching, conf & call schedules.
  • Which fellowships do your residents usually get into?
  • Which universities do your residents commonly get accepted, for a fellowship?
  • What changes have been made to implement the new 80-hour residency workweek?
  • What qualities are you looking for in a Residency / Fellowship applicant?
  • How many hospitals participate in your residency program?
  • What residency research opportunities do you offer?
  • Do you have any minimum USMLE score requirements to match?
  • What type of visas do you offer to foreign medical graduates (FMG)?
  • Are there opportunities to teach medical students during residency?
  • Where do your Residents typically practice Medicine after they graduate?
  • How do you get feedback from the Residents?
  • How do you handle complaints from residents and fellows?
  • Do you require the completion of USMLE Step 3 prior to starting residency?
  • Do you have a dedicated (PGY-4) Chief Resident?
  • Do you encourage your Residents / Fellows to attend medical conferences?
  • Ask for a sample copy of the residency program’s contract.
  • What are your current ongoing residency research projects?
  • How much dedicated residency research time is offered?
  • Do you offer residency contracts outside the ERAS / NRMP match?


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