Most people find our interview day to be an informational one in
which the majority of their questions are answered, but the process
of visiting other programs naturally stimulates additional questions
you may not have had when you visited us. Sometimes things that
are seemingly not important to an applicant in November become more
so by the time February rolls around, and new perspectives gained
through the interview experience can change priorities. Our residents
and faculty want to help students make the best choice for them,
as ultimately this is best for residency programs.
A second visit to meet additional residents and faculty or to get
another perspective after you've visited all the programs sometimes
helps decision-making. Second visits are generally not formally
structured days - in past years applicants have spent time on the
inpatient teaching service, met with our program director or another
faculty member, and other activities. Second visits can last 30
minutes or 8 hours - it's up to you. If you would like a second
visit please contact the Residency Office and indicate how we can
make the day worthwhile for you.
Often an onsite second visit is just not practical for a senior
medical student, particularly those students that are living far
from Boston. We therefore welcome applicants calling and emailing
any resident or faculty member after your interview day if this
would be helpful.