Interviewing Effectively

Getting an interview means the employer sees you as a qualified candidate and is interested in hearing more about your training, skills and experience. The resources below will support you in every stage of the interview process, including preparing for an interview, presenting your skills, experiences and interests effectively and following up professionally with an employer.

A. Preparing for the Interview


B. Residency Interview Online Workshops


C. Looking Polished: What to Wear, and Etiquette

D. Following up: The Thank you Letter


E. Negotiating your Compensation Package 

  • Negotiating your NP package by Carolyn Buppert
  • Salary comparisons can be challenging. For this reason, our office is anonymously collecting new graduate salary information from current UCSF grads (If you're interested in participating, please CLICK HERE for the qualtrics survey). In the future we hope to make this collected salary data available to UCSF graduates for negotiation purposes. In the meantime, recent grads can check the following websites for comparisons:,, and Bureau of Labor Statistics


F. Evaluating, Accepting or Rejecting the Job Offer