Interview Information

We look forward to hosting interviews for our applicants in November and December. If you are invited for an interview, you will be given a choice of dates, and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

The 2-day interview process:Based on these applications, we select approximately 36 applicants to come for an interview. We have two interview periods each year, which are scheduled over two days each.

Applicants are encouraged to arrive at the hotel (of our choice) on Thursday evening prior to your interview date.

The Friday activities start at 6:30am. Shuttle Service is provided.

The morning will be devoted to presentations in our academic conference format. An overview of the department will be presented by Dr. Webster Pilcher, Chairman, followed by other neurosurgery faculty presentations. The latter part of the morning will include an introduction on Clinical and Translational Research in Neurosurgery and a tour of the Neurosurgery Research Labs followed by lunch. After lunch will be devoted to a tour of Rochester escorted by our residents, with time to return to your hotel before the evening activities.

On Friday evening, the Department will host a cocktail hour with faculty and residents at 5:30 pm followed by a dinner. All the applicants and their guests are invited to attend an informal dinner that evening at a local restaurant with the neurosurgery residents and their significant others.

On Saturday morning, Interviews will start at 8:30am and will conclude by 2:30p.m. We will provide a continental breakfast and lunch You can safely plan your airline reservations for departure at or after 5:00 pm.