To Go or Not To Go

29 Sep

So interview season is starting to come around and J and I have been talking about which interviews I should go on. Do I go on only the ones where we think we will end up? Do I only go on the ones that would make a fun 2-3 day vacation destination? Do I go on all for the “just in case” factor? I just don’t know. What is your opinion? How well can you get to know a place by visiting it for just a few days?

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7 Responses to “To Go or Not To Go”

  1. Annoyed Army Wife September 29, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    I say if you can swing it and go with him to as many interviews as you can, then go for it. You can’t learn a place in 2 – 3 days, but you can get a feel for it. You can drive around neighborhoods and check stuff out. The stuff you find out on your trip might not help you make the big decisions when it comes time to move, but I think it helps to at least visit before you go to live there.

  2. Keely September 30, 2010 at 7:11 am #

    I agree…I’d go on as many as you can. You should at least get to drive through a place before you move there. Who knows, you may see yourself somewhere you never thought of before. It also might make you better prepared to help make his list.

    And I know this is dramatic, but you guys could end up anywhere, and it might ease the anxiety if you have at least seen the place.Maybe I just like to be involved in everything, but I think you should go, support him, and enjoy it. Traveling around the country for interviews might become one of your favorite past times.

    • Just Another Doctor's Wife October 5, 2010 at 7:18 am #

      I agree as well! Try to go on as many as you can. Also, since you really may end up anywhere (life is exciting, huh? :), then try to see yourself in all of those places and see the positive points each place you visit. It’ll make match day that much easier if you do! Good Luck!

  3. Russ October 1, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    Definitely speaking out of my field but: Ultimately, if J isn’t extended an offer, then all other points become moot so wouldn’t it make the most sense to go whenever it will benefit the interview process and improve his -strike-through- your chances? Love your blog!

    • evaliern October 1, 2010 at 11:44 am #

      Russ, technically he won’t be extended offers at the interview per se because that is against the rules. They may tell him they’ll “rank” him highly when it comes down to the match, but he won’t know where he’ll end up ultimately until March 17. Therefore, the decision to go with him on interview trips would be based mainly upon our desire to live somewhere or perceived likelihood of ranking the program highly (can you tell that J wrote this?) 😉

  4. The Iconic Blog.com October 7, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    Go if it’s to NYC! 🙂

  5. doctorandmrs October 7, 2010 at 7:24 pm #

    Fun! I can’t wait to go along for the cooler interviews. I’m pretty sure it would be hard to NOT go to the interesting places, even if there was little chance we’d end up there. We’d better start saving up now! 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear about your interview adventures.

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