Residency Interview

In order to meet you and give you an opportunity to learn about the Internal Medicine Residency Program from the attending staff and current house officers, we offer a choice of 11 interview dates.

2016–2017 Interview Dates

Thursday and Friday – UTSW Students’ Day
October 20 and 21, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday, January 6, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017 – Preliminary Interviews only *
Friday, January 13, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017

*Two 30 Minute interviews only

On Friday, the interview session begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Your interviews will be scheduled for either the morning or afternoon. Your schedule will be provided upon your arrival.

Sample Residency Interview Schedule
8:30 a.m. Welcome Breakfast
9 a.m. Welcome: Drs. David H. Johnson and Salahuddin Kazi, Chief Residents
10 a.m. Tour of William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
10:40 a.m. Morning Interviews/Tour of new Parkland Hospital
12:15 p.m. Potpourri Conference
1:15 p.m. Lunch with house staff
2:15 p.m. Afternoon Interviews/Tour of new Parkland Hospital
4 p.m. Liver Rounds (Social hour, optional)

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the interview day last?

Generally from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The day ends with a cocktail reception. Please make sure to book outgoing flights for 6 pm or later, if possible, to make sure you have plenty of time to complete the day and get to the airport in time for your flight. Love Field is the closest airport (a 5 minute drive); DFW International Airport is only about 20-25 minutes from UTSW.

Does UT Southwestern pay for lodging/travel costs?

No, this is the applicant’s responsibility.

Can I change my interview date once I have been scheduled?

You can make schedule changes up to 7 days prior to your interview date through the Interview Broker link you received when you originally signed up. For schedule changes requested less than 7 days prior to your interview date, you must email the Residency Program. A staff member will contact you.

I have a flight departing in the early afternoon. Can I request to interview in the morning so I will be sure to make my flight?

We will always try to accommodate any scheduling requests that will make it easier for you; however, your request must be sent to the Residency Program at least 2 weeks before your interview date.

Is there a carpool to the pre-interview dinner?

Depending on where you choose to stay while in Dallas, the dinner will generally be at a venue that is within the standard 10-mile radius of most hotel shuttle services. Other arrangements can be made depending on the circumstances of the request. If your hotel does not offer transportation to the dinner location, email the Residency Program by Tuesday of your interview week and our staff will make arrangements for your transportation.

I am driving my own car to the interview. Where do I park?

Please park in Visitor Lot 7 on the South Campus (as shown on the Campus Map); parking validations will be given to all interviewing candidates.

Will the applicants get to observe hospital rounds during the interview day?

We have found that bringing large groups onto the patient floors is a disruption that interferes with patient care. While you will not tour the patient care areas on your interview day, you will be given a tour of the facility and can make arrangements to observe hospital rounds at another time if you so desire.

How do I contact my interviewers/tour guides after the interview day if I’d like to follow up?

Thank-you notes for your interview day are not required but if you’d really like to drop your interviewer(s) a note, or if you have a specific question for them, please, and your question/note will be forwarded on to the appropriate parties.

I want to interview with a specific faculty member. Am I able to request this?

Depending on the nature of the request, specific faculty members can indeed be requested. However, this will be at the Program Director's discretion and depend on the availability of the faculty member in question.