All resident applications, letters of recommendation and transcripts are reviewed by the 3 member oral pathology residency committee. This candidate field is analyzed and final candidates are selected. Each final candidate is interviewed and at the interview each one is informed of his/her obligations to the program, if selected. Additionally, a further description in detail of the program is given to each candidate while on site at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Lastly, the committee selects its resident for the forthcoming year.