Interview Process

*For the 2024-2025 application season, in accordance with the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, we will not be sending any interview invites until  Thursday, October 10th.  This will give our Program Director the opportunity to holistically review every application.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.*

In accordance with the decision of Pediatric Residency Programs nationally and the decision of our institution, Stony Brook Children's will conduct virtual interviews for the 2024-2025 application cycle.  Although you will not be able to come meet us in person, and we realize this is not ideal, we look forward to getting to know you through our interactive Thalamus interview day!

The interview season begins in early November and ends mid-January. Interview dates book very quickly, so responding to your invitation to interview as soon as possible will help ensure you get a date that will work with your schedule.

We have a wonderful interview schedule planned, starting with the evening before your interview day.  Our goal is to help you get a true feeling of our program, spend time with the program director, meet our residents and faculty, and "tour" our facilities.  Our Resident Recruitment Committee has planned a casual/fun evening Resident Social to help you feel more comfortable the night before your interview.  This is will also provide you the opportunity to get to know our amazing residents.

                                                                         Interview Day Schedule
8:15 am Welcome to Stony Brook on Thalamus with Coordinator and Program Director
8:30 am – 9:30 am Live virtual overview of program with Program Director on Zoom
9:35 am – 11:45 am

-Three recruitment committee interviews (with Program Director or Associate Program Director, two Faculty)
-Resident Interview (Residents from the program participate in interviews.  They do not see your application beforehand).

11:45am 12:15pm Watch our Stony Brook Children's video tour of the hospital!
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Private virtual chat with our Residents
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm Wrap Up with Program Director

Pediatric Residency Applications are accepted through ERAS only.  The Program Director reviews all applications.  

We ask that candidates do not call to inquire about their application status or to request that their application be reviewed.  If you are selected to interview, you will receive an e-mail invitation from the Residency Coordinator with specific dates and instructions on how to schedule your interview.