SheMD Interview Tips Part 4: Interview Questions to Ask the Program Director

Updated: Aug 23

Disclaimer: This post was written before the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the interview information may not be relevant during the 2020-2021 & 2021-2022 academic years.

This is part 4 of a 4-part series on residency interview strategies. If you’re just joining us, make sure to go back and read the previous posts (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) to learn about interview basics, questions you may be asked on the big day, and questions to ask the residents.

Welcome back for the final post of our interview series! I’m hoping that the first three parts have put you more at ease when it comes to interview season, but I know there’s one last looming question that you probably have – what the heck do I ask the program director?

This seems to be a medical student’s nightmare. You think the interview is going well and then the program director asks you what questions you have, and you go silent. You think everyone has explained the program down to the last detail before this time, and you can’t think of anything. Well, have no fear, below are a few questions to get you through this last part of interview day and prove to them that you have a concerted interest in becoming their next resident.

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