Interview Experience


The interview experience is an integral part of our application process, designed to provide you with an opportunity to see the workings of our enthusiastic program first-hand. Interviews are held on Fridays, and hotel accommodations are provided for the Thursday evening prior to your interview day.  Interviews are conducted from October to February, and we organize your visit so that you are able spend time with a mixture of our residents and our faculty.


Pre-Interview Dinner

All applicants are invited to attend a fun, informal dinner on Thursday night prior to the interview day.  Hosted at the home of one of our pediatric residents, this will give you a chance to meet and interact with multiple residents and a few faculty members.  A favorite amongst many of our applicants, we hope that this laid-back event gives you a taste of our program.


The Interview Day

  • Chairman Session with Dr. Raymond Watts

    • Review of our department’s mission and the vision of Children’s Hospital of New Orleans

  • Morning Report

  • Nuts and Bolts

    • Informal session with the chief residents

    • Learn the ins-and-outs of our program, including details about resident schedules, the hospital, health insurance, and much more

  • Hospital tour of Louisiana’s only free-standing hospital dedicated to children

  • Interviews with Faculty

  • Lunch at a notable New Orleans restaurant