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Residency Interview Guide

Internal Med Residency 1

 

So you’re about to head off on your first interview. A little nervous, are we? Not to worry, we’re
here to help!
First, remember some of the personal and professional traits they are looking for: Enthusiasm,
motivation, initiative, communication skills, chemistry, energy, determination, confidence,
humility, reliability, honesty, integrity, pride, dedication, analytical skills, and listening skills.
Next, think of some of the questions that they might ask you – we’ve given you a head start by
listing over a hundred questions you might hear on your interview, so click on the link below to
download the list.
Now, what questions are you going to ask them? We’ve helped you out there too. Click on the
links below to download the lists.
There you go – you’re all set to impress!
Be sure to check out some of the other interview resources we have on our medical student home
page…and good luck!
Questions They Will Ask You
Questions to Ask Residents
Questions to Ask Faculty
Questions to Ask the Program Director
QUESTIONS THEY WILL ASK YOU
1. List three accomplishments of which you are most proud of and what each accomplishment
indicates
about you?
2. List three abilities you have that will make you valuable as a resident in this specialty?
3. What clinical experience have you had in this specialty?
4. Do you have any questions?
5. Tell me about yourself?
6. What three adjectives best describe you?
7. What might give me a better picture of you than I can get from your resume?
8. Tell me a story about yourself that best describes you?
9. If you were going to die in 5 minutes, what would you tell someone about yourself?
10. Of which accomplishments are you most proud?
11. Are there any hidden achievements or qualities that you are secretly proud of?
12. How have you changed since high school?
13. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
14. Tell me about your “secret identity” – The part of your personality that you don’t share with
strangers?
15. Any skeletons in your closet you want to tell me about?
16. How well do you take criticism?
17. What’s your pet peeve?
18. If you could change one thing about your personality what would it be?
19. If you could be any cell in the human body, which would you be and why?
20. Do you see yourself as more relaxed/casual/informal or more serious/dedicated/committed?

21. Which is more important, the ability to organize, structure, and prioritize or to be flexible,
modify,
change and make do as needed?
22. Which is more important, knowledge or imagination?
23. Strangest Halloween costume you ever wore?
24. What do you value in your own life?
25. If you had unlimited money and (x amount of time) what would you do?
26. 3 wishes, what would they be?
27. What kinds of people are your friends?
28. Describe your best friend?
29. How are you similar and dissimilar to your best friend?
30. How would your friends or co-workers describe you?
31. Who are your heroes?
32. What is your favorite movie, book?
33. What is the last book you read?
34. What do success and failure mean to you?
35. What do you do in your spare time?
36. Favorite games/sports? Why?
37. Have you done any volunteer work?
38. How did you choose these outside activities?
39. If you had a completely free day, what would you do?
40. Describe for me your typical day?
41. What is the most bizarre thing you have ever done (in college, high school, etc)?
42. What is the most unusual occurrence in your life in the past (x amount of time)?
43. Which organizations do you belong to?
44. What are your plans for a family?
45. If could not be a physician, what career would you choose?
46. Why choose to be a doctor?
47. How do you make important decisions?
48. Are you a risk taker or safety minded?
49. What made you choose your undergraduate major?
50. How did you select undergraduate college and medical school?
51. What were the major deficiencies in your medical school training? How would you plan to
remedy this?
52. If you could begin your schooling again, what would you change?
53. Have you ever dropped a class, why?
54. Have you ever quit or been fired from a job?
55. Biggest failures in life and what have you done to ensure that they won’t happen again?
56. Have you always done the best work of which you are capable?
57. Which types of people do you have problems working with?
58. What qualities drive you crazy in colleagues?
59. Describe the best/worst attending with whom you have ever worked?
60. Do you prefer to work under supervision or on your own?
61. With which patients do you have trouble dealing?
62. How do you normally handle conflict?
63. How do you respond when you have problems with someone?
64. What do you do if someone senior tells you to do something you know is wrong?
65. With what subject/rotation did you have the most difficulty?
66. Why do you want to go into EM?
67. What would you be willing to sacrifice to become an emergency physician?
68. What is the greatest sacrifice you have already made to get to where you are?

69. If EM did not exist, what would you do?
70. How much did lifestyle considerations fit into your choice of specialty?
71. Why did you apply to this program?
72. What qualities are you looking for in a program?
73. What interests you most about this program?
74. What have you heard about our program that you don’t like?
75. Are you applying here because it is a familiar environment?
76. What will be the toughest aspect of this specialty for you?
77. How will you handle the least interesting or least pleasant parts of this specialty’s practice?
78. What qualities are most important in this specialty?
79. What kind of qualities does a person need to be an effective emergency physician?
80. Why should we take you over other applicants?
81. What can you add to our program?
82. What computer experience do you have?
83. Describe your ideal residency program?
84. What is your energy level like?
85. How many hours of sleep do you require each night?
86. How well do you function under pressure?
87. How do you handle stress?
88. Can you handle stress without the resources you are accustomed to relying on?
89. Tell me about the patient from who you learned the most?
90. Most memorable experience in medical school/college?
91. What errors have you made in patient care?
92. Greatest fear about practicing medicine?
93. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
94. How do you see the delivery of health care evolving in the 21st century?
95. Is health care a right or a privilege?
96. What problems will our specialty face in the next 5-10 years?
97. What would you do if the house staff had a strike?
98. What do you think of what’s happening in mid east? Congress? Economy?
99. Teach me something non-medical in 5 minutes?
100. Where else have you interviewed?
101. What if you don’t match?
102. Can you think of anything else you would like to add?
103. How do you deal/cope with failure, give example?
104. What was your favorite course in medical school?
105. Describe a conflict you had with someone and how it was resolved?
106. Describe something that was very difficult in your life, how you dealt with it, and what you
learned from
it?
107. What needs to be changed in our health care system?
108. How can you do your job more effectively?
109. What is the most pressing problem in medicine today?
110. What is the most rewarding thing you have ever done?
111. Tell me some of your successes?
112. Tell me some of your failures?
113. How do you show your commitment to medicine?
114. Who is the most influential in your life?
115. What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you?
116. What do you do for fun?
117. When did you decide you wanted to be a physician?

118. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
119. What leadership roles have you held?
120. What are the biggest problems in medicine and EM?
121. What do you think of socialized medicine?
122. Do you know how hard residency is?
123. Do you want research to be a part of your career?
124. What is your most important accomplishment?
125. What makes you different from everyone else?
126. What do you expect out of EM?
127. What is your most important lesson learned from childhood?
128. What do you expect will be the hardest part of residency for you?
129. Who in your family are you closest to?
130. What makes you happy?
131. What makes you sad?
132. What makes you unique?
133. Is there anything else not in application that you want to tell me?
134. How do your friends describe you?
135. 3 people you would invite to dinner and why?
136. Describe important relationships you have had with people?
137. Anything else you want to tell me about yourself?
138. What was your most difficult challenge in life?
139. Why do you want to come here?
140. What are some challenges that will face this specialty?
141. What motivates you?
142. Why are you here?
QUESTIONS FOR RESIDENTS
1. What contact will I have with faculty and how often?
2. What is the faculty ED coverage? (Single, double, triple?)
3. What is the faculty per hour per patient ratio?
4. How often do you want faculty input but find it’s unavailable?
5. Who teaches – senior resident, attending, both? Do you feel you have the opportunity
to teach as a
senior resident?
6. How much didactic time is there? How much time is spent in lectures, seminars,
journal clubs?
7. What has higher priority: Attending conference or clinical duties?
8. What are the types of clinical experiences I can expect?
9. Are there struggles between services for procedures?
10. Is it difficult to obtain consults from other services?
11. Are you boarding lots of patients in the ED?
12. Have graduates felt comfortable performing all necessary procedures by the time they
graduate?
13. What type of ultrasound and hyperbaric experience is there?
14. Will I have time to read?
15. What type of support staff is available? Who starts IV, blood draws, clerical work,
takes patient to x-ray? How often do you wheel patients to X-Ray?

16. What is the call schedule? Is it home call or hospital call?
17. What is the patient population like? (Indigent, insured, HIV, penetrating/blunt
trauma?)
18. Do the residents go out as a group? Are the events for all residents or just those in the
program?
19. How often do social events occur? Any activities of special interest to residents?
20. Are the majority of residents here married or single, any with kids?
21. Where do people live?
22. Is parking a problem?
23. What if there is a problem, will the program stand up for the resident?
24. How are shifts done? What is their length? Advance from days to evenings to nights?
Time off?
25. Are there any away electives? Where?
26. Is there research time? How much and what is required?
27. What are the weaknesses of the program and how are they being improved?
28. What is the one thing you would improve at this program if you could?
29. Are you happy here?
QUESTIONS FOR THE FACULTY
1. What types of non-clinical responsibilities are there? (Research, projects, writing,
administrative)
2. What research projects are the faculty and residents currently working on? How is
funding
obtained? Who gets first authorship?
3. Is there time to do research? If you need to present at a national conference, will the
department
pay for your way there?
4. Is there training in administrative and legal aspects? Is there hands-on experience
dealing with
insurance, billing, contracts, hiring?
5. What are the population demographics? (Indigent, insured, etc)
6. Who does airway management and who does it in trauma? Does anesthesia come
down?
7. Is there conference time? Is it protected time?
8. What is the pediatrics exposure and experience?
9. What is the underlying philosophy of the program? What is the mission statement for
the program?
10. Are there any required/provided certifications? (ACLS, ATLS, PALS/APLS)
11. Are there any skills labs?
12. How are procedures recorded and credentialed?
QUESTIONS FOR THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
1. Where are your graduates? Geographic areas? Academic vs. community?
2. How have your graduates done on the board exam? Did all pass on the first time? How
did they do on oral exams?

3. How have residents done on in-service exams?
4. Any new faculty coming on? Any leaving?
5. Type of resident evaluations? How often? How is feedback supplied to residents?
6. What changes if any do you anticipate in the program’s curriculum? Why?
7. Have any residents left the program? Did they enter the same field elsewhere? Why did
they leave?
8. Do you help graduates find jobs? How do you accomplish this – counseling sessions,
faculty
contacts? Will faculty review job offers with residents?
9. What are the weaknesses of this program and how are they being improved?
10. What are the strengths of this program?
11. I am very interested in your program, what else can I do as an applicant?
12. What can I expect from you as a resident in your program?
13. What do you expect from me as a resident in your program?
14. What are your future plans and how long do you intend to stay here?
15. How are faculty chosen? What are their strengths, weaknesses, interests?
16. What is your accreditation status?
17. Has the program ever been on probation? If so, why?
18. How often are you reviewed by the RRC and when is the next review?
19. Do you support resident involvement in national associations?
20. How many national conferences do residents get to attend and when?
21. Does the program pay dues to ACEP/EMRA/SAEM?
22. What processes are in place to deal with issues for residents?
23. What is their policy on maternity/paternity leave?
24. How are the residents treated by the ancillary staff?

medical-students

The Three Types of Residents that Medical Students Will Encounter

medical-studentsEvery medical student is a bit apprehensive when he/she knows they will be assigned a new resident. The same questions always come up…will the resident be nice? Will they understand my busy schedule? Will they make me do a ton of scutwork? Will they make me write all of his/her progress notes? And maybe most importantly, will they let me leave early to study for boards or enjoy the occasional night out? After a year and a half of clinical rotations in various hospitals throughout NYC, I have learned that every resident can fit in to one of three general categories.

 

The Amazing Resident

The first type of resident is my favorite. He/she is the one that still remembers what it’s like to have freedom and no responsibility as a 3rd and 4th year medical student. They understand that the medical student is strictly there to learn some cool things and see some interesting procedures, then get out of the hospital to study. This resident is almost always cognizant of the fact that the medical student does NOT want to work through lunch to finish a progress note that should be done by the resident to begin with.

I have also noticed that this type of resident is usually more efficient and smarter than his/her colleagues. He/she is able to get their work done without a medical student, therefore does not have to rely on him for help. Since this resident is usually smarter than the average bear, they often times impart unique clinical knowledge to the student. The funny thing about this resident is that I am MUCH more willing to do the lowest of scutwork to help him/her out because of their teaching and understanding of the medical student’s role.

The Horrible Resident

On the other extreme of the spectrum is the resident that makes the student think that unless you work longer and harder than the resident, then you will ultimately be a horrible doctor and unworthy of the ‘MD’ degree. The darkest of these types of residents will even taunt the medical student’s worst fears by threatening the notion of giving you a bad evaluation if you’re not breaking your back to make their life easier. This means that if you eat lunch before finishing scutwork for him/her despite the fact that you’re about to pass out from hypoglycemia, you are unworthy. This type of resident will berate you if anything goes wrong during their shift. This can include yelling at you for misplacing the central line in the carotid rather than the external jugular, despite the fact that you were only an observer during the procedure. And for your information, it will always be your fault, thus it is easier not to argue and merely accept the blame and state that you will never do it again.

This type of resident can either be smart or not so bright, but one thing is always true, their idea of ‘teaching’ is very misconstrued. They think that making the medical student call another hospital to get medical records, or calling the primary care doctor regarding a patient that they know nothing about, falls under the category of teaching, Therefore, this fulfills their role as a ‘teacher,’ resolving them of having to waste their time explaining the reasoning for ordering potassium levels Q4H on the DKA patient.

On the other hand, I must admit that this type of resident is not entirely bad. I once had a resident that often left the building before me leaving some of his work for me to complete. He would ask me to get an ABG on his patient with respiratory distress, and then go home while I was in the patient’s room. Although this was incredibly annoying, I did become extraordinarily competent on many procedures. I can now do an ABG blindfolded and I don’t need any assistance other than a nurse to place an NG tube. Thus, I must thank that resident for being a bad teacher and leaving me to learn things on my own.

The Okay Resident

The last type of resident is markedly different than the others, but sometimes has traits of both extremes. I believe the primary problem that undermines this resident is that they aren’t aware of the fact that the student has needs such as going to the bathroom and eating. They tend to forget that the student actually exists and is more than just a fly following them around. This resident is not directly vicious (like the ‘horrible resident’), it’s that they are usually too overwhelmed during the day and just don’t know how to utilize the student effectively. This leads to a medical student that is bored and zones out because he/she is not engaged and is left to stare at the paint drying on the wall.

I don’t want to generalize this category of residents as being not smart, but they don’t get it like many of their colleagues. The fact that they are overwhelmed by work is because they don’t know how to manage their time appropriately and when needed, ask for help from the medical student. I have met quite a few of these residents that are very smart, it’s just that they tend to be thorough with their patients, which doesn’t allow any time for them to think about how to have the student interact. From my experience, it seems that their strict attention to details stems from their paranoia of making a mistake and somehow killing a patient. This leads me to believe they need to read Samuel Shem’s books and grasp the idea that less is usually better in the healthcare world and their meticulousness is hindering rather than helping.
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How to Cope With Dental Residency Expenses

Graduating from dental school isn’t enough to secure a job as a dentist. There are several steps along the way that provide hands-on experience for dental students. While students must pay for college, it’s not all about tuition. There are other experiences and expenses involved to help future dentists learn their trade. These include a residency and board examinations. While the training and credentials are valudental-residencyable to licensure and employment, they are also costly.

Residency Search  Before a dentist can become licensed, candidates must do at least one residency program. Like a medical doctor residency, the individual chooses which practice and location would best suit them. The practice then selects their favorite candidates from the pool. Conducting a search for a residency spot may be a simple choice for some locals who don’t want to stray far from home or where they attend college, but for most students it is an intense undertaking. Applicants must first find out what is available and where, what the qualifying requirements are and what the deadlines and screening processes are for each position of interest. The student’s specialty or main focus of study should be encompassed in the residency opportunity. For example, the dental student may be interested in pediatric dentistry or working with those who have disabilities.

Residency and Relocation Loan  While students may use a government loan to pay for tuition and room and board, there are many expenses related to dental residencies that are simply not covered by these grants and loans. A private loan can be used to foot the bill for interview expenses, relocation, board examination fees and study programs. In some cases, the loan will have to be paid back three years after graduation from dental school. Students can borrow enough money to pay for interviews, relocation, board examinations and residency searches without having to hold down a job first to pay for the experience. Private alternative loans do not restrict the particular uses for the money.

Interviews  When it comes to residency programs, the slots are quite competitive. All candidates in the later stages of selection will have to meet their interviewers in person. They will need formal attire for the visit and interview process. For some, this may mean traveling halfway across the country for the opportunity. In other cases, the interviews may be done by videoconference. Both are expensive endeavors that college students can rarely afford without assistance. While parents may pay for it, private loans may be the only other alternative to passing up a rare experience.

Relocation  Moving to a new city can be exciting for the new resident, but it also includes expenses such as work uniforms and supplies, furniture and possibly a car for transportation. Oftentimes, students do not have the extra money on hand for a security deposit for the apartment or the money for basic necessities. Private alternative loans are helpful for these added costs.

Board Examination  Before taking a position, dental students must take and pass their board certification examinations. There are fees involved just to sit for them. Some candidates take special courses to help in preparation for this test to ensure high scores.

A low interest loan can be used to pay for any and all of these expenses associated with becoming a dentist.
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Internal Med Residency 1

Clinical Rotations and how to make it useful

Okay, so if you’re reading this you may be a medical student, might have a medical student friend or you’re simply interested in how clinical rotations are organized. A clinical rotation means you will be working for the first time in the hospital and be directly involved in patient care

For most medical students the first clinical rotation is always an emotional time. You go to your assigned hospital in the morning and you really don’t know what to expect. Of course you might have some idea about what goes on at the hospital and what you should do, but even with older friends to give you advice you can still find yourself totally unprepared on the first day.

Benefiting fully from your clinical rotations can make a huge difference in your medical education. This is when we finally get a chance to integrate the knowledge from the books with day-to-day patient interactions.

What to expect?

1. Patient interactions

Patients can be scary for a medical student. Your first encounters will probably be clumsy, but that’s OK. That’s how all the great doctors began their careers. Even your most esteemed university professors had embarrassing moments. You

may not find the right words to say to the patient, you may be asked a question you have no idea how to answer. Just relax and take it all in, admit to yourself that you are just a medical student who is there to learn. Patients always miss having someone to talk to so try to be that person. Try to really understand what they are going through and they will be kind to you. If you can’t manage to take an accurate history at first, don’t worry! As you gain more experience everything becomes second-nature.

2. Doctor interactions

Depending on where you live in the world, there may be different approaches to clinical medical education, but the idea remains the same: Students will be following a doctor around the hospital. That’s how it usually is. As time passes you will start to have more responsibilities yourself, but first you must see how things are done.

The doctor responsible for the medical students is usually very kind and will gladly help you out if you are really interested in learning something. Try not to be a know-it-all and be open to learning whatever he/she might teach you. He has years of experience in dealing with patients, in administering drugs etc. Ask many questions, there are no stupid ones.If you are asked a question about something you haven’t got a clue about, never be afraid to say: “I don’t know”. You are there to learn.

3. Preparation

Try to come to your rotations well-prepared. Reading your textbooks in advance really helps you out by making it easier to integrate everything. Reading attentively creates a structure on which you can add various other knowledge. During clinical rotations, doctors don’t really have the time to give you the information in an organized manner. You will be seeing lots of patients, signs, diseases and procedures in a very short time so you should know the theory in order to ask better questions.

residency-interview

how to prepare for residency interviews

This article elaborates how to equip yourself with knowledge for residency interviews and explains you about the necessary rules for interviewing. As you will proceed towards your schedules, it will aid you in your decision making. The most practical and wise point is to be noted down. Have a detailed look at this part, talk to people who have gone through all this, as resource material, and lots of home research to get yourself completely prepared. The more knowledge you have, the more confident you are. It will relax you mentally as you got a clear idea and enough hold on the things.

 

Practical Interviewing:

 

A practical demo with friends or classmates would aid you a lot in gaining confidence and lessens the chances of mistakes that might occur during the interview.

Mock interview: Take the help of someone like a professor or the member of student Affairs department to conduct your mock interview. Make it like a real mock paper, following the same pattern as if it is a real paper and provide correct answers to those questions.

Do have some spare copies of your resume, your results transcripts, personal information and write specific questions you want to answer, a writing pad to note down the necessary details. (Get some good appealing portfolio)

It is better if you dress up like you are having an actual interview, to experience the practicality.

 

Something About Yourself:

 

Write down all your expertise, your skills, your positive talents, your achievements to answer basic questions asked in an interview. Your half of the interview is answered if you have done this homework.

Best 5 Things To Do: These 5 things are useful for any of your interviews that others would know about you.

How you are a different candidate from others?

What special abilities you have?

Make a precise list of the things you would be needing in your residency program: write them down according to most important to least important.

Give remarks to your accomplished needs/wants at the end of each schedule

Finally, compare the remarks and ratings of your each and every schedule to reach some conclusion.

Have a detailed look at your own personal school file.

 

Know each program and its importance:

 

Have lots of knowledge about each residency program:

Go through all the information provided to you.

Surf on the internet to have a look at  the program’s website.

Get an interview scheduled if it is not mentioned.

Get a detailed description of necessary things needed on the day of the interview.

You should know the people interviewing you before you go (do a web search)

Talk to the fresh graduates about the programs or to whom you know.

Have a sound knowledge about the specialty’s culture:

What the experts really do in the practical field?

What types of process are involved?

What is their perception in front of other experts?

Is there any training’s offered to them?

What are the examination requirements of the program?

How they rate or think about the specialty’s importance?

 

How you should look ?

Dress should always be decent, easy, good color and clean.

Your looks should portray a picture of  a professional physician not a medical student.

Men, do not wear suits and nothing casual jeans, etc.

Bold blue or gray color, thin striped

White or light blue shirt.

A formal tie: following small patterns, strips (navy or red)

Wear almost no jewelry

Neat haircut and clean shave

Women can wear a nice formal pants, skirts and suit.

Bolder colors are preferred like dark gray, dark blue etc.

Plain white or off-white top

Simple easy less noisy shoes

Wear almost no jewelry.

A smooth light make up and a good fragrance would work.

Get yourself prepared for uncertain rain etc, so an umbrella and a raincoat is must, so your dressing do not get spoiled.

Write down preferred questions.

According to the needs and wants you to list down earlier, get enough knowledge about them during the visit.

 

Here are few possible questions:

Success rate of graduate students, board marks, job searching etc.

Is there any chances of research programs?

The current value of the program and hospital: Some staff member ever left the program?

The status of in practice residents: anyone left the program?

How residents are appreciated? who does so? What is the feedback rate?

Teaching option?

Is there any expected changes  in coming three years?

How this program is different from others?

Make a list of specific questions you want to ask for resident:

How clinical faculty contacts with students?

How much an internee gets work? Is it fixed?

What kind of clinical activities I would experience?

How their schedule works?

What is the number of patients I would be taking care of ?

Are you satisfied? Was it a good experience for you?

Residents socializing activities are in groups or individual?

Any Extra activities?

 

Questions to avoid

A few things you should keep in mind that are considered negative in an interview. Almost all the necessary information would be given to by sending your documents or during orientation. If you did not receive any such thing, ask Education office about it.

Pay

Holidays

Perks

Competition

Other medical leave

 

Questions you should expect

Write down all the questions that you think are expected from the interviewer. Go through their answers once before the interview. Here are a few questions that can be somehow helpful to you in preparing yourself for an interview.

How are you doing today?

Do you want to ask something? (yes….)

A brief introduction about yourself/

What are your positive and negative points?

Why you want to opt for this program?

What else you expect from this program?

Why you want to study with us?

What else you consider regarding this program? How many interviews you already come up to?

Why we would select you? What’s new you can add up in the program?

How confident are you in getting started as an internee?

A Few lines about how we would interact with you?

A brief explanation of all the things written in your resume.

How about a particular lack of score in your result?

Where you see yourself standing in next 5 or 10 years?

What else you do other than studies?

Discuss any case you suffered from, if you was in clinic.

Did any patient taught you something?

How you would you react if you find your senior acting in a wrong way?

What kind of patients you mostly prefer?

How you manage your priorities?

What else you would like to be, if not physician?

How do you control the extreme conflict situations?

Tell me some non medical thing in 5 minutes

What you think, the reality is (non medical)?

What if you are not selected?

Is there anything you would like to discuss? (Yes)

 

Unethical questions might include

When you are getting married? If married, how many kids?

What is your age?

If we select you now, will you join us?

 

Be confident

Do not roam around your eyes

The question asked should be listened once.

Only answer what is being asked

Do not add extra information that is not asked by them

Be smooth and confident in conversation.

One question can be asked 20 times, so do not get irritated.

Keep smiling, it lessens the nervousness on your face.

Discuss with some specialist about the possible interview questions.

When interviewing overs, always end up with thank you.

Process and Tips for Applying Residency

There is lot of information on web about USMLE Exam and Residency Program. Here is to 10 tips for those who don’t have time to waste.

1. Apply on time. If possible be ready to apply on first date when application are accepted.


2. For every 10 Residency Position, normally hospitals and universty hospitals gets 120 – 130 applications.
3. Interview dates varies hospital by hospital, be aware of that.

4. Candidates for interiew are selected on First Come – First Served basis.
5. Hospital send invitation Letters to SELECTED Candidates, one factor in selection is timing.
6. Once enogh/targeted number of Candidates accepts Interview. Hospital close interview invitations.
7. Unless large number of candidate cancel their interview, no interview invitation being send after the close date.
8. Plan ahead for interview dates. Don’t pick dates to close to eah other.
9. Keep enough time margin between arriving in interview place and your interview. There is very little chance or almost no chance you will get any favor if you missed interview date or time.
10. Wear Decent, look sharp on your interview.

Good luck all Residency Candidates