The Interview

We will interview about 130 candidates for 13 positions beginning in mid-October and ending in mid-December. Orientation for all new residents begins June 24, so you must be available for that start date and be licensed in Iowa by June 30.

What should I expect the night before my interview?
We will meet you in the hotel lobby for dinner with current residents and spouses/significant others. Dress is informal. Casual attire--no tie or skirt needed--but remember to wear a winter coat.

This get-together is an opportunity for you to meet us, your potential future colleagues, and we are here to answer your questions. Don’t be shy about asking about the things that are on your mind.


What should I expect on the interview day?
We will meet you at 8 a.m. at the main entrance of the hospital. We suggest business attire for your interview day, but don’t forget a warm winter coat!

The components of your day include: an overview of the program, a meeting with the department chair, a tour of facilities, and an interview with the chief resident, program director and two faculty members.