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Med/Ped Residency Application and Interview Process

Application Process

The Med/Peds program only accepts applications through ERAS. The annual deadline to submit an application is December 31, 2020. If the applicant is unable to meet this deadline, the residency program director must be contacted. All interview invitations will come via email from Candidate Rank (info@candidate-rank.com).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews for the 2020-2021 interview cycle will take place virtually. Virtual interviews will be conducted on Wednesday mornings from late October through mind-January. Our interview days will provide applicants with the opportunity to speak with residents, faculty, our administrative team, and leadership from the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

A great way to gain insight ahead of time into our program is through our social media accounts - follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

 

Interview Process

How long is the virtual interview day?
The interview day starts at 9:30 a.m. (central time) and will last until around 12:30.

What is the typical itinerary for an interview day?

  • 9:00-9:55 am - Welcome and program overview
  • 10:00-11:25 am - Virtual Interviews
  • 11:30 - 11:45 am - Video tour of Medicine and Pediatric programs
  • 11:45 - Noon - Resident & Chief Q&A
  • 12:10 - Program Director Closing Remarks

Will I know with whom I am interviewing? How many interviews will I have?
An email will be sent the Monday before your Wednesday interview with your interviewers' names. Each applicant will have two 20-minute interviews with either a Med/Peds core faculty member, Internal Medicine associate program director, and/or a Pediatrics associate program director. All applicants will have a 10 minute interview with the Med/Peds program director.

Where do I send thank-you notes?
Thank-you notes are not required, but can be sent to the Internal Medicine education office where they will be distributed to the faculty. Enclose individual thank-you notes in a larger envelope addressed to Jennifer Chappell, Department of Internal Medicine Education Office, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216.

What else do I need to know?
More information can be found on the other pages of the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency website. For other questions, contact Jennifer Chappell