Interviews | Overview
In the 2022-23 Match, in accordance with national consensus recommendations, all interviews will be conducted virtually. There will be many similarities from past in-person interviews. Approximately 30 to 40 candidates will be invited to interview by the Resident Selection Committee and will have opportunities to meet virtually with several clinical and research faculty as well as current neurology residents. Recruitment activities will include recorded informational videos, an orientation session with our chief residents, a series of interviews, Q&A with residency program leaders, and opportunities to interact formally and informally with our faculty and our neurology residents. If you are invited for an interview we will try to arrange for you to meet with clinicians or researchers in your area of interest. For MD/PhD applicants and those with significant research background and interest, we will work with the BCRP to arrange additional sessions to meet with scientists in specific fields of interest and discuss research and fellowship opportunities at BCH and Harvard Medical School. Please let us know if there is anyone you would like us to schedule you to meet.
Because of the very large volume of applicants we receive, and the holistic review we perform, the review process takes us six weeks. We send out interview invitations when our review is completed with some reviews inevitably occurring towards the end of the review period. Applicants from the same school may be invited at different times. This is the consequence of our review process and should not be a cause for concern. We expect to have issued all our invitations this year by November 11, 2022. We will let applicants know if they will not be interviewed by that date. We receive late applications after the November 20 deadline, but interviews are only rarely granted to those who apply late unless their are extenuating circumstances, in which case please alert us by email.
Our interview dates for this year:
Wednesday, November 30
Wednesday, December 14*
Wednesday, December 21
Wednesday, December 21
Wednesday, January 11
* Research focused day
** NDD Day TBD
As some dates are customized for specific groups of interviewees (e.g. MD/PhD, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities), you may receive an interview invitation to a specific date. Our policy is that we do not send more invitations to interview than we have interview slots available. We do not read applications in any systematic order and we issue invitations for interviews when enough information is available for us to make a decision. This year ERAS doesn’t open until October 21 and we do not anticipate completing the review of all our applications before November 30. We expect that all applicants will be notified about their interview on or before that date unless applications are incomplete at that time. Often, some applicants from a school will be invited to interview before others are. This is usually just a consequence of our reading some applications before others and should not be a cause for concern. As noted earlier, we review applications that are received after the November 20 deadline, but interviews are only rarely granted to those who apply late unless there are extenuating circumstances, in which case please alert us by email.
You may receive an interview invitation to a specific date. Our policy is that we do not send more invitations to interview than we have interview slots available.
For specific questions about the Child Neurology residency, please contact the Associate Residency Program Director Dr. Margaret (Molly) Wilson-Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For specific questions about the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities residency, please contact the Residency Program Director Dr. Elizabeth Barkoudah email@example.com.
For general questions about the application process or you are unclear who best to contact, please reach out to Stephanie Hansbury at 617-355-7819 or email.