Harrison Medical Center Residency 2012 - page 2

I wanted to start a thread for those in the application process for the Harrison Medical Center Residency program that begins in September 2012. I was called today and have an interview scheduled on... Read More

  1. by   finadul
    My interview was at 1:00 today. I also felt it went well, but of course never know for sure. Let me know when you hear back! I wish you luck and am sure you will get an offer!
  2. by   finadul
    @Gelato, luck to you as well!
  3. by   Gelato
    My interview was today. I started out well, but started to get nervous during the critical thinking questions and was so afraid to say the wrong thing. I was told that we would be called on Monday with the results either way. I am glad to hear that everyone did great. It would be nice to meet everyone in the resident class. Best wishes.
  4. by   narakira
    Gelato, which unit did you interview for? Are you from b-town? I was also very nervous during the case study questions. With the written part, I kept it to the point and short. I don't know if I should have used all the space they gave me. It is so hard not to over think the interview afterwards. This is going to be a long weekend of waiting
  5. by   Gelato
    Hi Nakara

    I had the float pool and 2 SE nurse manager at my interview. I had my senior Practicum at Overlake ICU and they also have the Versant Residency program, but were only taking internal applications this year. I also drove to Silverdale to look for possible places to live. Do you have any suggestions? I currently live in Issaquah, WA.
    It will be a long weekend, but we may it through.
  6. by   narakira
    I think ridgetop has nice apartments in Silverdale. I will ask my friends who have rented in the area. I think there are some new apartments in Bremerton too. Which unit is 2 SE?
  7. by   finadul
    Did either of you hear back? I got a voicemail and by the time I had the opportunity to return the call, she was unavailable. The anxiety... Fingers crossed for all of us!
  8. by   finadul
    I ended up not being offered a position. Hope the both of you did.
  9. by   Andrews_RN
    Please don't be too discouraged by not being offered a position at Harrison. There are much better places out there!
    As nice as everyone seems there, if you ask me there seems to be something kind of strange about the whole process. I had an interview there for the march cycle, flew in from out of state for it. Everyone was very nice to me, and I felt I did very well. The director of the program even said she'd advocate for me. Anyway, more than two weeks go by and they finally call me and give me some line about how they chose me but didn't end up having the budget. It was rough, but after moving out to Seattle, I found that they pulled the same thing on a lot of people. That they offer interviews to a whole bunch of out of state candidates, but almost always fill there spots with internal candidates. While I was out here I kept in touch with everyone, in anticipation for the sept cycle. Long story short when time came to apply I stopped getting responses or advice from the people I had interviewed and stayed in touch with. It's like they totally forgot I existed, except for the form rejection email they finally sent me. The whole thing was kind of lousy. I chalked it up to a learning experience and ended up with a much better job. So excuse the rant I just want to encourage you not to give up on the northwest it it's where you want to be.
    Best of luck!