Interview Day

Interviews for both the Categorical (starting in PGY-1) and Advanced (starting in PGY) positions take place on Mondays and Thursdays from late October through mid-January.

The day begins at 7:15am and concludes around 3:00 pm. The day is designed to allow applicants to meet as many members of our residency and faculty as possible, and to learn about the many unique opportunities available in Pittsburgh.

Sample Itinerary of the Interview Day


 7:15 am

 Arrive at UPMC Mercy
 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
 2nd Floor, Conference Room 2408

 Welcome / Appreciation Gift Distribution

 Stacey Snead-Peterson, MS – Academic Manager



 7:30 - 8:00am  Introduction to Pittsburgh and Residency Life
 Meet the Chief Residents



 8:00 - 8:30am  Presentation by Program Directors

 Wendy Helkowski, MD – Program Director
 Mary Ann Miknevich, MD – Associate Program Director
 Amanda Harrington, MD - Assistant Program Director



 8:30 - 9:15am  Presentation by Department Chair
 Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD – Department Chair



 9:30 - 12:30pm  Three (3) Interviews and Tour



 1:00 - 3:00pm  Lunch with residents