The interview season can be busy, overwhelming and time consuming (especially when you are juggling residency on top of this). We were hoping to make your Buffalo interview a little easier. Here are some FAQ’s and logistics for your interview.
How long is the interview day?
Interviews will be in October 2018 for the 2018 application season. Interviews will run from 8:30 AM on those days until approximately 4PM. Interviews will run until noon or 1pm. Our current fellows will be meeting you guys after the interview to take you out to lunch followed by a tour of the hospital and the ED (the most important place for us)!
Where will the interview be held?
We will be conducting the interviews in the PEM offices at Conventus, just next to our new Oishei Children’s Hospital. From your hotel, plan to meet in hotel lobby at 8:00am on your interview day where we will pick you up and bring you for breakfast.
If I am from out of town, where should I stay?
We have set aside discounted rooms for the potential candidates at the Wyndham Garden Buffalo Downtown Hotel, located right on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Please call (716)8 45-0112 and book your room at a rate of $110/night. When booking rooms, please say it is under “Buffalo PEM”. Please remember this to reserve rooms for this discounted rate.
If you are flying in, there is a shuttle service offered by the hotel or uber/lyft are available from the airport.
Are there any places for us to get some dinner the night before?
Chocolate Bar – American
Allen Burger Venture – American
Deep South taco – Mexican
Big Ditch Brewing Company – American
Cantina Loco – Mexican
Sea Bar – Japanese
Dinosaur BBQ – barbeque
If I have the time to hang here in Buffalo, what is nearby that I can do?
Well Buffalo is known for their buffalo wings, and the place that made them famous, the Anchor Bar is not too far away from the hotel. So check that out. Also near the hotel is the City Hall and the historical business district (walkable). Also Lake Erie is not too far from the hotel and the Buffalo Waterfront is gorgeous, so go enjoy a stroll by the waterfront and check out the USS Little Rock, the Naval Pier and the Key Bank Center (home of the Buffalo Sabres!).
If you have a car and the time, go check out the Niagara Falls on the American side which is about 20 minutes away!