Hello. This is my first time posting on this board, so forgive me if this question has been asked in the past. I'm applying this year to both OB and IM (very long story), and I have an interview with a particular program that also has a casual dinner the night before. For those of you who have been thru this type of thing before, how important is it to attend this dinner? It's not that I have a problem with dinners, it's just that the program is about an hour's drive away, and I don't know if I want to do that type of travel the night before an interview esp with a young baby at home. I also have another interview after the day after this one, so it would be back and forth for three days in a row. So I just want to know, can I politely decline without it being taken the wrong way, or should I really really try to go?