The Five Steps to the Best Residency Interview Preparation

The Five Steps to the Best Residency Interview Preparation

Receiving a residency interview invitation is a very exciting and anxious time for any residency candidate. You’ve made it past the first hurdle. This is your chance to impress programs in person now that you have caught their interest on paper. You should make the most of every opportunity by being thoroughly prepared for each
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Complete Guide to Contacting Residency Programs Directly

Residency candidates have endless questions about the best way to contact residency programs. “When do I contact programs?” Who do I speak with?” “How do I contact them?” Below is a complete guide to contacting residency programs. Why & When The motivations that bring residency candidates to contact residency programs directly can vary depending on
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Follow Up With Residency Programs

If the Residency Application Season is progressing and you are worried about how your Match Season is going, you may have questions about what to do next in the Residency Application Process. The next step for any residency candidates struggling to get interviews is to follow up with residency programs. Should I contact programs after
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Interviews during the Post-Match SOAP

A common question many residency candidates may have about the Post-Match SOAP® is whether or not programs conduct interviews before the Offer Periods begin Wednesday. The answer is yes. After sending your 45 applications, programs have three main ways of interviewing potential candidates throughout SOAP: In person (only for those who are local to the
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Post-Interview Impressions Used to Rank Residency Candidates

Walking out of a residency interview can be filled with mixed emotions. You may feel confident you presented yourself well and made a connection with the program and the Program Director. Or, you may feel as though you could’ve put yourself out there more or answered a question differently. Even if a Program Director looks
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Peak Interview Months by Specialty

After sending out applications, all residency candidates must play the waiting game to see if they will be receiving any interview invitations. This is quite possibly the most tense time for candidates– apart from Match week. After a few weeks, it’s easy to get discouraged when looking at forum sites or hearing from friends who
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The Top 4 Mid-Application Season Questions

At this point in the residency application season, many candidates have similar questions about what is normal to expect, and what they should be doing to best maximize their chances to receive and conduct interviews. Is it too late to apply? The short answer is no. Your chances for receiving interview invites might not be
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Writing the Best Thank You Letter After an Interview

After you return from the residency program interview, it is vital to send a Thank You Letter. A Thank You Letter may not be a “required” part of the residency application process, but it is an important gesture that demonstrates your dedication and determination. Not only that, but it may also improve a program’s impression
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Dealing with Residency Interview Anxiety

The residency interview holds so much importance and can be a large deciding factor for your chances of Matching with a program. All of the years spent in undergraduate and medical school and the months of application preparation lead up to the residency interviews you attend. It is entirely understandable for you to feel nervous
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How Your Body Language Affects Your Residency Interview

It is common knowledge that what you say during a residency interview can have a great effect on how well the interview goes. Prepared candidates spend a long time carefully composing answers to the most used interview questions to ensure they are giving answers that paint them in the best light. However, many candidates do
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