(As we get ready for second look 2019 enjoy this UPDATED post with most commonly FAQs)
Now that it's January, it's time to start thinking about Second Look Weekend! This year we will be hosting our events Friday Jan 18th and Saturday Jan 19th. Before we get to the details-- and trust us, they are exciting-- we figured we would answer some questions first.
What is Second Look?
Second look is a weekend-long event that allows you to come back and visit Cincinnati without all the pressure of interview day. You can meet more residents and attendings, ask any questions that may have come to mind, and also get a sense of if you can truly live in Cincinnati for the next 3-5 years.
Is it mandatory?
Nope! While we invite all of our interviewees, this is not a mandatory event. We understand that you are medical students who have rotations and clinical duties which can make it hard (not to mention expensive) to come back.
Can my family come?
Absolutely! We welcome you to bring any of the “significant figures” (math joke) in your life. In the past we have had spouses, partners, siblings, and children. Remember that moving to Cincinnati does not just affect you. Making sure that the people in your support network can see themselves here is important to us too. Do remember to RSVP for these folks if they are joining any of the events.
What should I bring? Do I need a suit?
No suit required for this event, but make sure that you bring warm clothes and check the weather before hand. (Trust us, one of our Californian residents current has her office set to 82 and is working on transitioning blankets into daywear). If you stick with business casual and warm coat you should be fine. No need to bring copies of your resumes or professional folios. We always recommend bringing a sense of adventure!
What is happening?
By now you should have gotten an e-mail from the program coordinator regarding the schedule. We start from 7-11 on Friday at The Transept for a cocktail hour with the residents- this gives you the chance to get a sense of us in a less formal atmosphere. Then Saturday from 9:30 to noon is the legendary Cincinnati bus tour. This is a can't-miss introduction to the city with commentary by our very own Reid Hartman and Jeff Schlaudecker. Finally we have lunch from 1-5 at the Cincinnati Zoo. Probably slightly more formal in tone, you can meet with residents and attendings to find out even more about our program. Also we usually get to pet a baby animal of some sort... which is awesome. (FMP applicants please note you have a slightly different schedule and we will reach out to you directly)
What if I can only come to part of the event?
Let us know! We would love to see you as much as we can.
My roommate/best friend/adviser said that if I really want to be considered I have to go?
See question 2, definitely not mandatory. Being able to come does not affect your position on the rank list. Communication is key from here on out. Email us and stay in touch. If there are any questions we can answer, let us know! If you want to come for a visit on a different date, reach out! Making sure to show us your interest in super important.
Wait! You are paying for a hotel?!?!?
Yep! We are pleased to offer lodging for Friday the 18th at Spring Hills Suites.