THE 2017-2018

INTERVIEW PROCESS

The University of Kentucky offers interviews in a rolling fashion.  There are multiple factors that influence when applicants may hear from us. Our goal is to make our first offers mid October.  We actively use our waiting list and based on cancellations, we will continue to make approximately 5-10 offers every week or two.  Often, cancellations occur close to the end of the interview cycle, so we use this list and make offers well into January. Our tentative interview schedule is most Fridays November through January.

Because interview slots are valuable to both the candidate and the residency, please be considerate to other students and do not hold slots at different programs for the same interview time.

Please feel free to contact our Program Coordinator if you have questions about our process we have not addressed here.  Direct emails to the Program Directors are rarely helpful, as it unfairly circumvents the application system.  If you feel there is key information that will be missed in your application, have your EM faculty advisor email one of us.

We review all of the nearly 1000 applications, and usually offer interviews to approximately 150 well-qualified candidates in addition to the UK and visiting students who have already rotated. Thank you for your interest.

FAQ’s

Here’s some of our most FAQ.  If you don’t see your question addressed here then we encourage you to contact us, and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Details regarding the interview season

The University of Kentucky offers interviews in a rolling fashion. There are multiple factors that influence when applicants may hear from us. Our goal in 2017-18 is to make our first offers 10/19/17. We actively use our waiting list and based on cancellations, we will continue to make approximately 5-10 offers every week or two until the end of the season. Often, cancellations occur close to the end of the interview cycle, so we use this list and make offers well into January. Our tentative interview schedule is from early November through late January, on most Fridays.

Because interview slots are valuable to both the candidate and the residency, please be considerate to other students and do not hold slots at different programs for the same interview time.

Please feel free to contact our Program Administrator if you have questions about our process we have not addressed here. Direct emails to the Program Directors are rarely helpful, as it unfairly circumvents the application system. If you feel there is key information that will be missed in your application, have your EM faculty advisor email one of us.

We review all of the nearly 1,000 applications and usually offer interviews to approximately 150 well-qualified candidates in addition to the UK and visiting students who have already rotated with us. Thank you for your interest.

Questions can be addressed to our Program Administrator at Paula.Keyes@uky.edu or by calling 1-859-323-5083.

How will I be notified if I am offered an interview?

Applicants who are offered an interview will be notified by email through Interview Broker. This software program will offer multiple interview dates throughout the program’s recruitment season. You may select the one that best fits into your schedule. Each day has a limited number of slots available and they are filled on a first come, first served basis.

What if I need to reschedule my interview?

You may check available dates in Interview Broker and if there are any open slots, you may change your interview date.

Do you provide overnight housing for interviews?

You will receive a list of nearby hotels in your invitation to interview. If you would like to stay with a resident we are happy to reach out to the residents to see who has availability in their home, but we can not guarantee a spot for everyone.

Are there any activities the night before the interview?

Yes, there is an informal dinner with residents the evening prior to your interview. You will receive information after you confirm your interview date. Attendance at this event is not required, but it is encouraged. Any resident not working or on vacation will likely be in attendance making the dinner a great opportunity to meet a variety of residents.

How is the interview day structured?

Generally, interviews are held each Friday from early November through mid-January. On your interview day, you will meet first thing with faculty, our recruitment chief and residency staff for a program overview. You will interview separately with the program directors, faculty, and our recruitment chiefs, either in the morning or afternoon. The remainder of time will be spent touring the department. At the end of the day, the program director will meet with you and answer any remaining questions. Please note that breakfast and lunch will be provided by the department. Also, please be sure to bring your parking ticket with you for validation!

What is the dress for the interview day?

Business casual. But if you’re more comfortable with a suit, that’s great too.

What is there to do in Lexington

Between rockclimbing at the Red River Gorge, drinking bourbon, and watching the races at Keeneland Lexington offers some unique experiences. Check out Hip Green Scene for a starter list of delish micro-brews, boutiques, and activities in Lexington to check out during your visit. We also recommend you experience the Bourbon Trail (with a designated driver).

Planning Your Stay

Between rockclimbing at the Red River Gorge, drinking bourbon, and watching the races at Keeneland Lexington offers some unique experiences. Check out Hip Green Scene for a starter list of delish micro-brews, boutiques, and activities in Lexington to check out during your visit. We also recommend you experience the Bourbon Trail (with a designated driver).

Talk to a Resident

Our residents would love to chat to you about our residency. If you would like to contact a resident similar to yourself let us know. They can answer specific questions such as raising a family in residency, moving across the country, cost of living, pets in residency, maternity/paternity leave, rockclimbing and other outdoor activities, etc.

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