"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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Average Physician Pay and Hours

Average Physician Pay and Hours by Specialty in the USA

Your choice of specialty is likely driven by your interest and passion for a specific field. However, it’s important to consider the average physician pay and hours as well. In fact, this information may very well be the missing piece you need to decide on your future career path. Knowing the “big picture” of what
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IMG Friendly States from Match 2021

Top IMG Friendly States from Match 2021

Among the many considerations faced by International Medical Graduates (IMGs) seeking US residency, geological location is notably important. Not only must IMG residency applicants research individual residency programs, but they should also be aware of state limitations and the overall IMG-friendliness of whole states. Learning more about IMG Friendly states from Match 2021 can help
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Your Pre-Residency Job Search

Your Pre-Residency Job Search – Jobs with ECFMG Certification

There are many reasons you might be looking for work in the medical field before you begin residency. Perhaps you are relocating before applying for residency. Maybe you did not Match in the most recent cycle. Whatever the reason, there are many job options for medical school graduates who hold ECFMG Certification. Read below for
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