Residency Interviews

Six Ways to Ace Your Residency Interviews

Interviewing with residency programs is one of the final bridges you’ll cross before Matching. It is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and, well, blood, sweat, and tears. With so much at stake, it’s no wonder many applicants feel nervous, anxious, and even some trepidation when facing interviews. Keep reading for six strategies
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interviewing with secondary specialties

Interviewing with Secondary Specialties

If you applied to more than one specialty, and your background and CV are better aligned with one than the other, it’s possible you’ll be asked by a program director if you are in fact applying to multiple fields. So, it’s important to be prepared for interviewing with secondary specialties. Be Upfront You might initially
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Pass/Fail

USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail: When should you take the exam?

The USMLE Step 1 exam will become Pass/Fail beginning on January 26, 2022. No numerical scores will be reported for any applicant who takes the exam on or after that date. Scores for applicants who take the exam prior to January 26, 2022, on the other hand, will be reported numerically on the USMLE transcript.
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"Tell me about yourself."

Commonly Asked Residency Interview Questions: “Tell Me About Yourself.”

Perhaps one of the most difficult to answer interview questions is often the first asked: “Tell me about yourself.” In this blog, we’ll share strategies on how to prepare a winning answer to this question. Understand your interviewer’s intentions: “Tell me about yourself.” First, don’t misunderstand your interviewer’s intention when they ask you to “Tell
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"Why are you interested in our program?"

Common Residency Interview Questions: “Why are you interested in our program?”

When a program selects you for an interview, it’s because they’ve reviewed your application carefully and like what they see. It’s likely that if you asked the program, “Why me?” They’d have a good reason! So, when the program asks you “Why us?” be ready to wow them with your answer. This blog will help
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Residency Interview Prep: Steps for Success

You already know how important your residency interviews are. Still, you might be struggling when it comes to ensuring you are polished, prepared, and intentional in each residency interview. In this blog, we’ll share tips and advice so you can make a positive and lasting impression. Polished and Professional The first topic is how to
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Online Residency Interviews

Best Practices and Preparations for Online Residency Interviews

The Covid-19 pandemic marked an era of change for The Match process. Of course, one of the most notable differences was the shift from in-person to online residency interviews. While this change can eliminate the expense of traveling to multiple program locations, it also means you’ll need to be fully prepared to ace the online
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Supplemental ERAS Application

New for the 2021-22 Match Cycle: Supplemental ERAS Application

Applying to the Match is a process with many steps. And, there’s a new one for the 2021-22 cycle: the Supplemental ERAS Application. Therefore, according to the AAMC, this application is “designed to help students share more about themselves.” And, it will also “assist program directors in finding applicants that fit their programs’ setting and
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Residency program training tracks

Understanding Residency Program Training Tracks

While applying to US medical residency programs, you may run into certain specialties and programs that offer more than one “track” or length of training. Below, we’ll help you understand how Residency Program Training Tracks work. So, understanding the difference in medical residency tracks is very relevant when you are researching different medical specialties. As
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Top IMG Friendly Specialties

Top IMG Friendly Specialties of 2021 Residency Match

If you are an IMG, picking which medical specialties to apply to starts with learning about the top IMG-friendly fields. So, the NRMP’s® Results and Data 2021 Main Residency Match® show the most IMG-friendly specialties. First, let’s review some general Match statistics to understand the big picture. Match 2021 General Statistics 35,194 PGY-1 Positions Filled
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