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John Green, MD, FACS

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a remarkable year defined by various hurdles coupled with an obligation to adapt and respond to the demands of the moment. During times like these, I find myself evaluating our program and questioning how we can make it better. It is important to foster the quality of our program while supporting the camaraderie among our residents. This is the culture that is most noted among applicants in previous interview seasons.

Due to the current circumstances, we have decided to conduct this year’s residency interviews within a virtual platform that is equally accessible to all applicants, regardless of their ability to travel to Charlotte, NC.

My goal is to accommodate this interview season in a manner that continues to reflect the most important part of our program, our people. We will go to great lengths to give you, the applicant, a sense of our culture and working environment.

We are fortunate to have a large number of highly qualified applicants every year. We anticipate an even higher number of applications this year. As anyone who interviews in our program can tell you, I and my committee pride ourselves on preparing for your interview. I read every application and want to get to know you. We are excited for the opportunity to evaluate a diverse group of candidates for the six categorical and one preliminary PGY-1 positions that we offer. However, it will be even more difficult for us to select those to invite for a virtual interview.

We will not invite more candidates than we have interview spots available. Here are a few points to keep in mind if you are invited for a virtual interview:

  • Your main point of contact will be with our Program Administrator, Shelly Williamson.
  • Applicants are expected to attend a virtual "Meet and Greet" with our residents the evening prior to the virtual interview. This is an essential opportunity for you to interact with our residents, ask questions, and develop a sense of what makes our program special. If you are unable to join this session, please let us know well in advance and we will work to schedule you for another date, as this is a critical part of the application process.
  • On the day of your virtual interview, the Program Director and Chair of the Department of Surgery will spend some time talking about our program and organization. There will be time for you to interact with them and ask them questions.
  • You will then meet individually with three faculty members and the Program Director for your virtual interviews. Every applicant has an individual interview with the Program Director.

I hope this information helps you prepare for a virtual interview process that you will find pleasant and informative. To help you learn more about our program, please check our website for updated information and be sure to follow our social media accounts:

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Thank you for your interest in Carolinas Medical Center’s General Surgery Residency. I look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

John M. Green, MD, FACS
Program Director

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