Interview Invitations

Interview Invitations  We will start reviewing applications the morning of September 27th when ERAS opens. U.S. and foreign medical school applicants should have all required documents uploaded by 9 am, September 27th so that their files are complete. 

We will be offering interview invitations on a rolling basis throughout our interview season. Our program utilizes Thalamus to send interview invitations and manage the scheduling process. 

Interview days for 2023-2024 are:

  • Categorical Pediatrics
    • Wednesday, November 1
    • Monday, November 6
    • Wednesday, November 8
    • Thursday, November 9
    • Monday, November 13
    • Wednesday, November 15
    • Thursday, November 16
    • Monday, November 27
    • Wednesday, November 29
    • Thursday, November 30
    • Monday, December 4
    • Wednesday, December 6
    • Monday, December 11
    • Wednesday, December 13
  • Physician Scientist Track
    (2-day interview format)
    • Thursday, November 9 (Pediatrics) +
      Friday, November 10 (Research)
    • Thursday, November 30 (Pediatrics) +
      Friday, December 1 (Research)
    • Thursday, December 14 (Pediatrics) +
      Friday, December 15 (Research)
  • Combined Pediatrics and Anesthesiology
    (2-day interview format)
    • Monday, November 6 (Pediatrics) +
      Tuesday, November 7 (Anesthesiology)
    • Monday, November 13 (Pediatrics) +
      Tuesday, November 14 (Anesthesiology)
  • Child Neurology
    (2-day interview format)
    • Tuesday, October 31 (Child Neurology) + 
      Wednesday, November 1 (Pediatrics)
    • Tuesday, November 7 (Child Neurology) + 
      Wednesday, November 8 (Pediatrics)
    • Tuesday, November 14 (Child Neurology) + 
      Wednesday, November 15 (Pediatrics)
    • Tuesday, November 28 (Child Neurology) + 
      Wednesday, November 29 (Pediatrics)
    • Tuesday, December 5 (Child Neurology) + 
      Wednesday, December 6 (Pediatrics)
    • Tuesday, December 12 (Child Neurology) + 
      Wednesday, December 13 (Pediatrics)
  • Combined Pediatrics and Medical Genetics
    (1-day interview format) 

    • Wednesday, November 15
    • Thursday, November 16
    • Wednesday, November 29
    • Monday, December 4
  • Triple Board
    (2-day interview format)
    • Monday, November 6 (Pediatrics +
      Child Psychiatry)
    • Wednesday, November 8 (General Psychiatry)
    • Monday, November 13 (Pediatrics +
      Child Psychiatry) 
    • Wednesday, November 15 (General Psychiatry)
    • Monday, November 27 (Pediatrics +
      Child Psychiatry)
    • Wednesday, November 29 (General Psychiatry)
    • Monday, December 11 (Pediatrics +
      Child Psychiatry)
    • Wednesday, December 13 (General Psychiatry)

The Interview Day

All interviews will be virtual and conducted entirely on Zoom.  We will provide you with some written and video materials to be reviewed ahead of the interview day. The days will include structured interviews, several information and question-and-answer sessions, an educational conference, as well as a virtual social from 6-8 pm either on your interview day or the evening before. Our pediatrics day will begin at 7:30 am PST and will end at 2:00 pm, not including the evening social. Interview day schedules are adjusted for physician-scientist, pediatrics-genetics, and triple board tracks and will typically end at 5 pm. Applicants will receive a detailed schedule the week prior.  

We will provide you with a schedule for your day that includes the Zoom links to each session and information about the technical aspects of the Zoom sessions. If you need any accommodations, such as breastfeeding breaks, please do not hesitate to let us know as far in advance as possible. 

  • We are asking all participants to dress “business casual” — i.e., dress shirts (no ties necessary), blouses, sweaters, etc.  
  • We will ask applicants to use computer tablets, laptops, or desktop computers for the virtual sessions instead of smart phones and have their cameras turned on. 
  • Applicants should find a distraction-free area for interviews.  Applicants are prohibited from recording their interviews.
  • We use structured interview questions. One interviewer will be a blinded interview.


Physician Scientist Days

Applicants with MD/PhD or MD, DO residents with extensive research experiences who plan research-intensive careers following residency may be invited to a 2-day interview for our physician-scientist training program.  We are planning a question-and-answer session with our Chair, Division Chiefs, and fellowship directors to provide more information to applicants about our subspecialty programs and research opportunities.  Applicants will also have an opportunity to meet with current residents in our physician scientist track during an evening virtual social.