Aspiring Posted July 12, 2013 Share Posted July 12, 2013 First time, long time... (If this post is not in the appropriate forum, please redirect - thank you) I recently applied for a CT Surgery position at a prestigious hospital as a new grad and was granted an interview. I was very surprised that they were considering my application as I did not know whether they were considering new graduates. I have previous experience as a Cell-Saver tech in the OR prior to PA school and I have had a General Surgery rotation and a Cardiology rotation, but no CT surgery experience. I was under the impression that they were interviewing the masses for this position and that I was one of the lesser qualified and sought-after applicants. However, today I was shocked to be contacted by the Lead CT Surgical PA (as opposed to an HR rep) to confirm my interview and informed that I would be reimbursed for up to $500 for my travel expenses and lodging to the city based on my proximity to the institution (which is an hour and a half away). I was also informed that the interview schedule would start at 8am and last until 5pm on that day. Suddenly, I feel that the accommodations and lengthy interview process could indicate that I am more than just a long-shot candidate for this opportunity. QUESTIONS: -Am I over-valuing these accommodations and lengthy interview process in considering this a positive indicator of my perceived potential? -What can I expect from a 9 hour interview process? (individual interviews, group interviews, case scenarios, imaging/EKG interpretation, patient interactions) Any advice, comments, or encouragement would be greatly appreciated, Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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