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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"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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9 Reasons Why Medical Students Do Not Get Residency Interviews

Oftentimes, medical students do not get residency interviews because of easily avoided mistakes, omissions, and errors in their application. However, learning about these pitfalls is the best way to ensure that you give yourself the best chances possible. The Residency application process is vast, complex, and often confusing and overwhelming. Although you may not yet
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Interview Invitations in December?

Can I Get Residency Interview Invitations in December?

Interview season is in full swing, and you are probably wondering, ‘Can I get interview invitations in December?’ And the short answer is yes, you can! Many applicants will still be receiving interviews throughout December. Some applicants will even be getting last-minute invitations in January. These depend on potential slots that open up because of
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Why Am I Getting Residency Interview Rejections?

Getting residency interview rejections is never easy. And it natural to wonder, “Why am I getting these rejections?” First, it is important to keep in mind that almost every single applicant will get residency interview rejections. It is a normal and expected part of the residency application process. If you think about it, applying to
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Taking Residency Interviews

Taking Residency Interviews: 10 Steps for Success

It is finally here. You have taken all the necessary steps to prepare for your residency interview, and now you are ready to ace it! Below you will find 10 helpful tips for effectively taking your residency interview and leaving the program with a strong impression of your candidacy. 1) Begin your day by waking
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