Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

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Q&A with Stanford Anesthesia's Residency Director

September 2010

Application timing

QUESTION
Does it make an difference whether an application is submitted at the earliest opportunity. Or is there any advantage to submitting on September 1?

ANSWER
For Stanford Anesthesia we wait till November 1 to review applications as that is when the Medical Student Performance Evaluation letter (or as previously known the Dean's Letter) is sent out. We do this because we want to have the entire application compiled. However, many programs do make interview decisions before the MSPE arrives so I see no downside to getting application in earlier instead of later.

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