Your Interview

Each year, the Department of Internal Medicine is fortunate to interview between 390-420 qualified applicants for a combination of Categorical and Preliminary Medicine positions. These candidates are chosen from an applicant pool of close to 4,000.

Applicants are selected from ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System) using selection criteria designated by the House Staff Selection Committee, a 16-member committee of faculty that are charged with selecting, reviewing and ranking the applicants each year to create a successful intern class for the following July.

Our interview season runs from Early November through Mid January. We will make every attempt to work with other Departments this year in an effort to keep Preliminary candidates from having to travel to the area on two different occasions.

Interview Dates

Dates TBA

Interview Day

Our Interview Day actually starts the night before the Interview as the Chief Resident and some of the current Residents gather to host dinner for the applicants. This is a casual, relaxed atmosphere where applicants can ask questions and get to know the residents in the program.

Our Interview Day Agenda is typically as follows:

Time Agenda
6:45 am Meet Chief Resident in Main Lobby
7:00-7:45 am

A.M. Conference 
Brief Meeting with Dr. Knohl

8:00 9:00am Program Director Welcome
Slide Show, Program Details, Q & A
Dr. Stephen J. Knohl
9 am-12 noon CONCURRENT
  • 1/2 hour Interview with faculty member
  • 10 15 minute Interview with Dr. Knohl
  • TOUR of Upstate, Crouse and VA Hospital
  • Q & A session with residents/Program Admin

Noon Report 
(lunch will be served)

1:00 1:15 pm Closing Comments from Program Director
1:15 pm Chief Resident will walk back to Main Lobby