Time is very valuable.
We need time to make money, time to spend money, time with loved ones, time to learn new things, time to grow, time to die.
With so much demand on time, why would any physician spend time interviewing with a physician job practice opportunity unless they had already gone through a comprehensive process of elimination of the opportunities that "just don't fit?"
Consider the following tips before you commit to interview:
At the point that you actually spend time traveling to the interview, the process should be more about making sure your personality clicks with the other physician's and the hospital and practice employee's personalities. It should be a time to examine the facilities and the community close up, and to picture your family and yourself living in the community.
By going through the above steps, you will likely not spend time interviewing for positions that won't fit, you will have more time to spend with family, and, once you do get to the actual interview, you will feel more prepared to accept an offer.
Realize, if you have multiple interviews lined up, and cannot accept an offer until you interview with all, in person, you are signaling the hiring authorities to continue to interview other candidates, which may result in losing a job that you really want while waiting for the next interview to take place.