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Prospective Emergency Medicine Residents

Interview dates for 2016-2017 are as follows: October 26, November 2, November 9, November 16, November 30, December 7, December 14, December 21, and January 11. Please plan to attend dinner with our residents the Tuesday night before your interview; spouses and significant others are also welcome to attend these dinners. Interview days begin at 8:00 a.m. with refreshments and light snacks.
We typically begin to extend invitations to interview about 7-10 days after the MSPE is released. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and we continue to send offers to interview throughout the Fall/Winter. The timing of an invitation is not indicative of your strength as an applicant, but simply a reflection of the time intensive process it takes to thoroughly review your materials as we consider the entirety of your application in the decision-making process. We begin to send rejections towards the end of October and continue throughout the entire season as we fill our schedule.
We never offer more invitations than we have open spots to interview, so rest assured you will have a spot when you receive an invitation. We use Interview Broker to schedule interview dates.
There are so many amazing students who apply to our Program, and although we would love to meet as many as possible, due to the sheer volume of interest, we do limit our invitations to a select group of applicants. We look forward to reviewing your materials, and we wish each of you the best of luck in the Match!

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Important Facts about OSUWMC's Initial & "For Cause" Drug Screening Policy

All residents and fellows at OSUWMC are considered "Limited Medical Staff'. As such, they are bound by Medical Staff policies and procedures. All residents and fellows must complete initial drug screening before credentialing can occur (spring). If the credentialing screening drug test is positive for any of the tested substances without a physician's prescription for that substance, and notification of such prior to testing, the resident's/fellow's contract and any commitment to accept the trainee will immediately be void until he/she successfully completes a substance use assessment and/or treatment at an Ohio State Medical Board approved treatment site.
Substances Tested:
  1. Marijuana/Cannabinoids*
  2. Cocaine and metabolites
  3. Amphetamine/Methamphetamine
  4. Benzodiazepines
  5. Opiates
  6. Barbiturates
  7. Methadone
  8. Oxycodone
  9. Phencyclidine (PCP)
  10. Propoxyphene
*Additional Notation about Marijuana:
Several states have legalized medical and/or other marijuana use. OSUWMC will continue to consider a positive test for marijuana/cannabinoids without a physician's written direction as a positive drug test. Dilute urines specimens may also be considered positive tests and repeated. Marijuana with occasional use/exposure can cause a positive drug screen for 4-6 weeks (even longer with more frequent use/exposure or with certain body characteristics).
Rotations outside OSUWMC:
Many hospitals, including affiliates with the residency/fellowship programs, may require repeated drug screening before residents/fellows can start rotations or have other random or for cause drug testing policies at those sites. This means that residents/fellows are likely to have additional routine drug screening throughout their training before going to other hospitals in or outside of Central Ohio. A positive test at any training site will result in suspension of training and other potential action.
For Cause Screening:
Any medical staff member, including limited medical staff, may be required to submit to alcohol or drug testing for cause. Failure to complete screening within 2 hours will be considered a positive test and result in suspension and other potential action.

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