Sunday, November 13, 2005
As a new attending... I got to participate in resident interviews for the first time. As a resident, I did attend a lot of interviews, and I gave a lot of tours. On the other side it's a little weird. I don't know if I like having any influence at all on people's futures. I can say that the applicants as a whole were insane... everyone had great (not just good) board scores, publications, etc. I can't say that I would have gotten into this residency program now if my life depended on it. Seems though overall that people were pretty nitpicky. Which is okay I guess. We're trying to stratify a couple hundred really top-notch applicants. Don't know if I was too harsh or not. I guess my rankings were close to everyone elses.