Thank you for your interest in our Family Medicine Residency Program. We are delighted that you are scheduled for an interview and can’t wait to meet you!
ChristianaCare is one of America’s largest non-sectarian health care systems. We are an Independent Academic Medical Center, and residents and their education are truly a priority of our health system. Our Family Medicine Residency Program has been in operation since 1971, and we have adapted to different educational models since that time.
Our goal at ChristianaCare Family Medicine is to train you to be phenomenal well-rounded Family physicians. That said, we also take a very pointed approach to creating an environment that supports individual interests along the way. Our ambulatory focused longitudinal curriculum is innovative and allows for maximal high impact learning as well as a tailored curriculum based on personal interests and skill development. This model allows us to adapt to both learner and community needs over time. Our training environment, and frankly primary care in general, is a challenging, dynamic and ever-changing environment, and we are proud to be involved in such a formative stage in your life and career development.
Due to travel challenges and corporate restrictions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, all programs in our Institution have committed to virtual interviews. This does mean that the structure of our interview day is new for this recruitment season, and we are working hard to ensure that this experience is as close to our in-person experience as possible.
If there are any changes to your interview day, we do promise to contact you by email. You will be contacted by a resident via text message the evening prior to your interview just to check in on you and to see if there is anything you need. We are committed to virtual social events to connect our applicants and residents so please do join us as your schedule permits.
We understand that connecting with actual residents in person is so incredibly important, and that the connections that will help you when it comes time to finalize your rank list are going to be very different this year. We are missing those touch points too and will do all we can to ensure personal connection as best as possible.
Format of our day
If you are selected for an interview, you will receive an invitation from Interview Broker. We will be offering both morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate and respect all time zones.
Once you schedule an interview with us, you will receive a detailed email from Interview Broker with details on ZOOM links for your date, your interviewers, the timing of the day and other pertinent information.
At this time, the Family Medicine Residency Program is unable to offer Second Looks for applicants. We deeply wish that this were not the case.
Meet your Recruitment Team
- Erin Kavanaugh, M.D.
- Anna B. Filip, M.D.
- Seema Dattani, M.D.
- Jamie Rapacciuolo, D.O.
- Ashley Panichelli, M.D.
- Debbie Solaiman, M.D.Senior Recruitment Chair, PGY3
- Jillian Jagoe, D.O.Junior Recruitment Co-Chair, PGY2
- Jennifer Jett, M.D.Junior Recruitment Co-Chair, PGY2
Application and Selection Notes
The one benefit to the delayed start of this interview season is that when the time comes for us to log in to ERAS and begin reviewing your applications, everything will be there! We are so excited that applications will be fully complete from day one.
This means that we can very quickly offer interviews this year – please be assured that if you receive an invitation to interview at our program any time after October 21, 2020, we have reviewed your application in its entirety.
If you do not receive an invitation to interview rapidly, please be assured that this has absolutely nothing to do with the strength of your application or your skillset as a physician-to be. It just means we received a lot of applications and are thoughtfully working our way through them! We want to be respectful of all your individual attributes and thus allocate appropriate time as needed based on the size of the applicant pool.
- As no one has to travel this year, it is possible that the applicant pool is larger than predicted!
We do look forward to reviewing your applications, and even if we are ultimately unable to offer you an interview spot, we wish you the best of luck this interview season!
If we don’t get a chance to tell you, virtually or in person, THANK YOU for choosing Family Medicine! We need each and every one of you! #20×2030
Helpful Information for Your Interview Day
Certainly, this rapid pivot to virtual interviews has been a learning curve for all of us. We remain committed to supporting any individual needs or accommodations that we can provide, even from afar. We are also big fans of planning ahead! We would be delighted to help you with any accommodations and advanced preparation for Interview Day and would prefer to do so before interview day arrives!
- If you would like to talk to us about making sure your schedule has a dedicated break (perhaps you are a breastfeeding/pumping parent!), please reach out to Akimi Jones in advance to discuss!
- We would much rather plan ahead than scramble on interview day, and we are confident you will have a better, less stressful day if we take the time up front to discuss.
We will be doing all our scheduling through Interview Broker – please schedule as promptly as possible. We do not offer more interviews than slots available, however, there is usually a smattering of invited folks who ultimately are invited but do not schedule an interview, and we would rather see a ‘decline’ than a ‘invitation remains unopened’ – so we can extend an invitation to another prospective applicant!