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Interview Information

Interview Days




Are you currently interviewing for the 2020 academic year?
No, we have concluded interviews.

Where should I stay while in Jackson?
There are a number of equally fine lodging options in the Jackson-Metro area.

Marriott Residence Inn - The District at Eastover, Hilton Jackson, Best Western Plus Flowood Inn Suites, Sleep Inn of Flowood, Hilton Garden Inn of Flowood/Jackson

Should you have any questions about travel timing or traffic, be sure to consult your departmental point of contact before booking.

How is the weather in Mississippi during interview season?
October and November are typically cool in the mornings and mild in the afternoons; December is typically cool all day. A light jacket would be appropriate in December. Mississippi weather is unpredictable, so make sure to check the weather and bring a small umbrella just in case.

How long is the interview day?
The interview day starts at 7:30 a.m. and lasts until around 1 p.m.

When do I check out of the hotel? Do I have a place to store my luggage?
Your interview will not end prior to check-out time at the hotel. Therefore, you will need to check out that morning prior to leaving the hotel. You will need to bring your luggage with you to the interview for it to be stored.

Will I need to drive myself to the interview? If so, where should I park?
If you drive your own vehicle to the interview, park in Garage A. Bring your parking ticket with you for validation at the end of the day. Directions to Garage A: From North State Street, turn onto the UMMC campus at the stoplight (across from Backyard Burger); Garage A is on the left.

What is the typical itinerary for an interview day?

  • 7:30-8 a.m. -  Breakfast and meet/greet with residents
  • 8:00-10:00 a.m. - Interviews
  • 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Departmental Tour
  • 11 a.m.-noon - Lunch with residents
  • Noon-1 p.m. - Didactic conference

Where do I go in the morning?
A representative from Pathology will meet all candidates around 7:30 a.m. at the University Heart Circle behind Parking Garage A and walk you to the welcome breakfast. Please arrive on time.

Should I eat breakfast before arriving?
A light breakfast of coffee and pastries will be provided the morning of your interview once you arrive to the department.

Will I know with whom I am interviewing? How many interviews will I have?
You will receive your itinerary by email a few days prior to your interview. Each applicant typically has around 20-minute interviews with departmental faculty. Itinerary's are subject to change upon arrival.

Do I need to bring a copy of my CV/personal statement?
No. Your interviewers are provided copies of your application prior to your interview, so there is no need for you to bring this information with you to your interview.

Where do I send thank-you notes?
Thank-you notes are not required, but can be sent to the Pathology department and will then be distributed to the faculty. Enclose individual thank-you notes in a larger envelope addressed to Hollie Thomas, Department of Pathology, 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 pathology residency website. For other questions, contact Hollie Thomas.