I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Geisinger Health System in January 2013.
Interview Details – The process began with an ACPE application, essay, and references, followed by an initial interview, second interview and tour of the facility. The tour with several different people also factors into the decision-making even though it isn't officially a formal interview. Overall it is structured very well with lots of opportunities to ask questions and dig into the specifics of the program. Your willingness to ask meaningful questions and share your observations is noticed.
Interview Question – Why residency now? A tiny little question opening up an enormous swath of my life. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate because the offer fit my needs.
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Geisinger Health System in January 2013.
Interview Details – Along with the ACPE application, expect a day-long multi-person interview where you'll have lot's of opportunities to ask questions. You will meet most of the current staff, including current residents. There will be several rounds of interviews throughout the day. Hiring involves a state police background check with fingerprinting and child abuse clearances. Your references will be contacted.
Interview Question – Not unexpected, just difficult: why residency here now? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation, but I live in the area. Those from outside the area have negotiated housing assistance / arrangements.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Geisinger Health System in January 2010.
Interview Details – sent my CV, they paid for flight, rental car, hotel; detailed itinerary with interviews the physicians in the department, as well as the managers; breakfast, lunch and dinner were incorporated into the interview; wife got a tour of the area with real estate agent; wife also had lunch with the wife of one of the physicians; they also try to find a job for the spouse since there are no other major employers
Negotiation Details – No. Would ask for a sign on bonus; also would ask that the incentive portion of the salary be given immediately instead of after a year
The process took a day - interviewed at Geisinger Health System in June 2009.
Interview Details – Met with group of current HR employees, supervisor and head of HR. Perception is that they are overworked and understaffed. The group of current HR employees said several times that they used to be able to return calls within 24 hours and the time keeps increasing. I left with the feeling they cannot keep up with the demands of the growing company. The head of HR asked questions 'off the top of his head' and when I left the office I questioned if I wanted to work in that department at this company since I did not like the demeanor of the supervisory staff. I was told they met as a group to compare notes and make a hiring decision.
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