Today, marked the midpoint of my residency interviews. It’s been a pretty good CaRMS tour so far. I had many chances to meet up with old friends across different Canadian cities and I have also managed to make sure my wallet has not been bleeding out…too much. There is so much to write about but I have had little time to do so yet.
I think one of the neatest experiences of residency interviews is visiting the various cities and programs with your classmates. It brings back memories of elementary school field trips. It is so nice to bump into a classmate at the airport or at the interview. It reminds me that we are all in this together.
Furthermore, the hospitality of classmates and friends has made the traveling better than I expected. However, I still get a bit nervous each night before an interview. I find myself struggling to find reasons as to why I would want to attend that specific program, or to come up with good questions to ask during the interview. On the interview day, things usually work out alright.
Anyways, I will have to write some posts on this whole interview process when the tour is finally over. There are so many things I wish I had known before starting residency interviews. Hopefully, I’ll get around to it…
- What should you bring in your luggage and how to pack like a pro
- Key questions you must be able to answer
- Enjoying your CaRMS tour – sightseeing, eating, rest
- Reflecting on the programs and how to come up with a rank order list
The show goes on!