Interview costs - list of schools that cover/not cover

Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by monta137, May 2, 2012.

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  1. monta137


    Dec 27, 2011
    I am applying for 2013 and I am thinking about the costs associated with interviews and would want to have an updated list of schools that would assist us as far as costs are concerned. So, I found this post from 2008:

    If you guys have any info/update regarding this list, please post it! It would be helpful to all of us!
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  3. SBR249

    SBR249 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Here are a few more from this past cycle:

    Most schools pay for meals now so I won't list that and most schools are willing to set you up with a student host if they don't pay for hotel.

    Case Western: will pay for 1 day hotel + arrange 1 day student host, no air fare
    Duke: will pay for hotel, no air fare
    Penn: will pay for hotel
    UCLA: will pay for hotel
    Vanderbilt: will pay up to $400 for air fare, will pay for hotel
    U of Wisconsin: will pay for hotel, air fare up to $300
  4. TheShaker

    TheShaker 2+ Year Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    Mugs? Hand sanitizer? Chapstick?! Those are some fairly random gifts. :laugh:
  5. gbwillner

    gbwillner Pastafarian Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    I still use my WashU grad school T shirt I got from the interview back in 1999.
  6. miz

    miz 2+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2011
    The revisit weekend gifts were even odder. WashU gave us each a cinnamon frosted cupcake in their gift bag. I enjoyed it, though!
    Columbia: host with student, meals covered, but not travel
    UCLA: hotel, meals covered, but not travel
    Baylor: student host, meals covered, but not travel

    Every school I went to covered meals and had at least student hosts including many listed above as not doing so: Harvard, Hopkins, Stanford, UCSF, UCSD.
    Harvard was the only school which had one dinner with current students that was not paid for, the night before interviews. They invited us out to an "informal" dinner and "informal" was code for "not paid for by the program," only they didn't clarify until the check came. It wouldn't have changed anything; I didn't order extravagantly. I suppose it was presumptuous that I assumed that the meal was paid for, but that's what every other school did.
    Hopkins paid for the meal with just my student host 'in transit'- the night before anything official began, which was nice.
  7. Prophetstown

    Prophetstown 2+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2011
    University of Chicago also pays for everything on interviews, including either hotel or student host (your choice, they pay for hotel if you want it), flight, taxis, etc.
  8. Gnomes

    Gnomes 5+ Year Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    Long Island
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign paid for everything, at least for their MSP (MD-PhD) interviewees. They gave us mugs and chocolate, and had a great banquet with an open bar.

    Loved the interview, but feared the ten-plus-year MD-PhD students I saw. They didn't seem to get that some compromises have to be made.
  9. ablavar

    ablavar 5+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 2011
    In terms of genuine hospitality, Vanderbilt wins hands down.
  10. Scaffold


    Feb 23, 2012
    Chicago-Pritzker paid for everything. Nicest hotel accommodations anywhere - my own room, a plush two room suite right in downtown Chicago. Oh, and one of the dinners was at their fancy faculty club. Nice stuff.

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