This is considered as the decisive part of the matching process. It is during interviews that residency programs can evaluate face to face each candidate and see if their initial impression was true. It is also your opportunity to determine if that program is an adequate place for you to work for the next three years. Even when there is a reputation behind a program, you must make the expense of visiting the hospital; it is the only way to know the place for real and to meet the people that might become your tutors. And most important, it is a requisite to be considered by programs when the match comes.