A subset of applicants will be chosen by Friday, December 1, 2023 for interviews in January 2024 (specific dates determined in December 2023). Applicants will be contacted by email with their interview status on December 1, 2023, and interviews will be booked beginning December 4, 2023 at 11:00 am EST. Each Track has its own team of interviewers.
All interviews will take place remotely through videoconference and/or telephone. We recognize that face-to-face interviews allow potential residents to meet the staff and become familiar with the setting. However, following recommendations by the CCPPP and APPIC, and in consideration of the expense and potential travel challenges for many applicants, we will not hold any in-person interviews or visits as part of the formal interview process.
The interviews typically follow a three-part format. The core will be a videoconference or telephone call with the interview team, which includes representative supervisors from the Track. This approximately one-hour interview is the primary evaluative portion of the interview process. While it is evaluative, we also give applicants the opportunity to ask questions about our predoctoral residency during that time.
Two additional interviews are offered so that applicants can learn more about our residency program. Applicants will speak with the Director of Clinical Training, often in a group with other applicants, where they are provided with a more general overview of the Consortium and can have their general questions about the program answered. Applicants are also provided with the opportunity to speak with a current resident or residents about their experiences as a resident in our program. Neither the Director of Clinical Training nor the residents are part of the formal evaluative process although, in rare circumstances, the Director of Clinical Training may comment on an applicant to their Track’s interview team. As well, any contact an applicant has with other Consortium staff - with the exception of the resident lunches - can become part of their application file. To the best of our abilities, we will try to arrange these three activities - videoconferences or telephone calls with the interview team, Director of Clinical Training, and current resident(s) - on the same date.
Applicants who have been offered an interview are also welcome to speak with potential supervisors outside their scheduled interview to discuss details of training opportunities. When an offer is made for an interview with our Consortium, applicants can request separate additional videoconferences/telephone calls with specific potential supervisors to allow them to discuss details of training opportunities in their rotations. These may be able to be arranged on the same date as the formal interview, but due to the schedules of some potential supervisors, they may need to be arranged for another date.