Over the next few weeks, I am making it a goal to write down all the interview tips and advice I have gained over the last few years.
There are lots of resources out there on how to ace an interview, books, websites, medical students, residents and even personal coaching. However, I believe I have a unique perspective on the interview process that will be helpful to you.
I’m a senior medical student who has gone through both medical school and residency interviews recently. I have been part of my medical school’s interview committee, which oversaw determining which questions to use and how to score responses. I have been a medical school interviewer in the past and from firsthand experience I can tell you when I see a great applicant or not.
Over the last four years, I have organized interview preparation sessions for hundreds of applicants voluntarily. In order to make these sessions effective, I have poured over dozens of books and articles on what factors make an interview great. I have coached many applicants to success, even those who were quite shy or disorganized at first.
I believe medical school interviews and residency interviews are components that you can improve in. I believe preparing and practicing for interviews can make a difference. Over this interview series, I am to build a framework that you can use to prepare for your interviews. I will try to review resources I have found useful and good websites. I might not have all the answers, but I will share with you advice that has worked for me. And I want to make it all freely available to anyone.
I will update this page with new articles. I’m looking forward to finally sharing these thoughts. Stay tuned for updates!
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