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The Interview Day

Our residency interview experience starts with a dinner with the residents the night before. Applicants then join us for morning report before taking a tour of our facilities, and then meeting with faculty and residents. One of the highlights of the day is a visit to the Cushing Center at the Yale Medical Library.
Cushing Center
The Cushing Center at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library.

Interview Information

The interview day has been carefully designed to accomplish two main objectives:

  1. Providing applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their suitability for neurology residency training at Yale.
  2. Ensuring that applicants obtain a comprehensive perspective of our program, including our facilities, opportunities, faculty, staff and residents.
You will be scheduled to meet with approximately 6 interviewers throughout your day, including both residents and faculty. Each interview will be 20 minutes in duration. We have adopted the multiple short interview approach, because we feel that this allows you to appreciate our diversity, and it allows us to get a more multi-faceted view of you in a short period of time. 

All of our interviewers are committed to adhering to the NRMP Match Communication Code of Conduct.

Breakfast and lunch are provided, and you will be guided by residents and faculty at every step. Please contact us in advance if you have special dietary considerations, and we will make every reasonable attempt to accommodate these.

Typical Interview Day Schedule

 

Time

 

Activity

 

7:45 am

 

Meet with our residents in the atrium of Yale New Haven Hospital, and walk to Morning Report

 

8:00-8:30 am

 

Morning Report with Residents and Faculty

 

8:30-8:40 am

 

Chair’s Welcome

 

8:40-9:10 am

 

Program Director’s Presentation

 

9:20

-10:10 am

 

Tour of Facilities with Residents

 

10:20

am – 12:20 pm

 

Interviews

 

12:20-1:00 pm

 

Lunch with Residents and Faculty

 

1:00-3:00

 pm

 

Interviews

 

3:00-4:00 pm

 

Preliminary IM Program Presentation

 

4:00 pm

 

Depart

Interview dates for the 2020 Match

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • Monday, November 18, 2019
  • Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Monday, December 9, 2019
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Monday, December 16, 2019
  • Monday, January 6, 2020

Interview Information

After review of your application materials, we will send out invitations for interviews by email. These interviews will take place in the LCI building, 9th floor (click here for a map). On the scheduled date of your interview, please plan to arrive in the Atrium of the main hospital at 7:45 AM. You will be escorted to Morning Report with the current residents. Your day will consist of interviews in the morning and afternoon as well as a lunch with the current residents and a tour of the hospital and Yale campus. There is also a dinner with the current residents on the evening before each interview date. Your parking ticket will be validated if you park in the Air Rights Garage on North Frontage Road. Please bring your ticket to the interviews with you.

If you are taking the train or flying, please see the transportation schedule listed below. A shuttle service runs between New Haven's Union Station and the Yale medical campus. The easiest and fastest air transportation is through Tweed-New Haven Airport. Arrangements can also be made through Bradley International Airport in Hartford, or Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports in New York. Each is about an hour and a half away by car, and limo service can be obtained. Hotel arrangements can be made by calling directly, and be sure to ask for the residency applicant special rate.

Preliminary Program (Internal Medicine PGY-1)

We have an advanced neurology program (starting in PGY-2), but there are 10 preliminary spots reserved for neurology applicants in a linked preliminary internal medicine program (Med-Prelim/Neurology/YNHH, NRMP Code 1089140P2). Please visit the internal medicine residency website for additional information about this program. You do not have to participate in a separate interview for the YNHH Prelim/Neurology program: your participation in our neurology interview day will serve as your interview experience for the preliminary program. Please contact us if you have questions about this.

Please feel free to email us at michelle.stafford-wirth@yale.edu  or call 203 785-6054 with any further questions. We look forward to meeting you.

Directions, Parking, and Maps

Transportation - Railroad

There are two train statioins in New Haven. Union station is the one closest to the medical school. State street station is closest to the town green / downtown.

  • Amtrak 880-USA-RAIL
    Between Boston and Washington DC
  • Metro-North 800-638-7646
    Between New York and Union Station, New Haven
  • To get from the train station to the campus, use the Yale Shuttle. It operates between Union Station and the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. Stops at 333 Cedar Street is in front of Sterling Hall of Medicine.

Transportation - Bus

Transportation - Air

Transportation - Ground

  • For Shuttle Service From the airports
    Connecticut Limousine
    (800) 472-5466
  • CT Transit
    (203) 624-0151
  • Taxicabs are available outside the train station, or can be called at:
    • Metro Taxi (203) 777-7777
    • New Haven Taxi Service (203) 877-0000
    • Yellow Cab (203) 777-5555
  • Yale runs a bus service from the train station to the campus
    Yale Shuttle Service: Operates between Union Station (train station) and the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. Stops at 333 Cedar Street in front of Sterling Hall of Medicine.