53 PREMATCH Pediatrics Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Michigan US RESIDENCY INTERVIEWS ISRA’A KHAN USMLE STEP (217) USMLE STEP 2 CK 91 (221)PREMATCHPediatricsHurley Medical Center, Flint, Michigan
54 CV HighlightsStrengths2 Externships1 ObservershipWaived LORs
55 CV Highlights Weaknesses Scores No US elective Not appeared for step 3 No research/publications
56 Application Overview Applied to 78 programs 41 Pediatrics 37 Internal Medicine(different programs for pediatrics and IM)Break-Up29 University Programs43 Community affiliated University Programs6 Community Programs
57 Personal Statement Write it yourself !!! Your life’s story Needs time Multiple draftsMultiple reviewsAvoid clichéDifferent PS for different subspecialty
58 Pediatrics Love children Can deal with parents Compassionate and caringTreating children AND the family!Interpersonal skillsCommunication skillsListening skills
59 Pediatrics (contd.) Children’s Hospitals vs Non-children’s hospital General Pediatrics vs Fellowships
60 Interview Calls Pediatrics: Hurley Medical Center, MI Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital at St. Louis University, MOMetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OHMount Sinai, Elmhurst, NYInternal Medicine:SUNY, Syracuse, NYEnglewood Hospital and Medical Center, NJ
61 Interview Preparation Sources WebsiteSeniorsCurrent residents, fellowsOther people who have interviewed thereKnow your application well
62 Interview preparation How Know yourself5 traits you WANT a program to know about yourselfMock interviewsRead frequently asked questionsFrame answers; write them downPractice makes perfect
63 Before the Interview Be in the city at least 2 days earlier Read over application, publications, PSGo over program websiteArrange for transportGood night’s sleepRelax
64 A typical interview day Breakfast with morning reportWelcome by Program DirectorInterviews (vary in number)Tour of the hospitalLunch with residentsUniversity programs invite to a pre interview dinner (do not miss!)
65 Pre interview dinner: Punctuality Table manners! Appropriate questions Be on guard, this is an interview tooChoose wisely what you order
66 The Interview Day Your chance to sell yourself ! Dress well Girls: Don’t leave your hair looseWeather forecastPunctuality
67 The Interview Day (contd.) Names and pronunciationSmileConfidencePostureEye contact
68 The Interview Day (contd.) Enthusiasm (even if this is your last interview)Manners (even with administration and house staff!)Direct questions to the right peopleRelax Most of the time you can’t gauge what they think about you!
69 Questions you will be asked 1. Tell us about yourself?2. Strengths/Weaknesses?3. Why a subspecialty?4. Why this program?5. Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?6. Something from your PS and CAF
70 Questions you should ask VERY importantAsk the right person!Ask what is not on the website or what has not been toldFrame the question correctlyExamples:*What is your idea of an ideal resident?*What are the challenges I may face as a resident here (rather than weakness of program)
71 Prematch Offered by smaller programs May lose out chance of fellowshipsSome University programs offerTime offered for responseAttend all interviews (preferably)Earlier visa processing
72 Prematch (contd.) Know your priorities Know the program Withdrawal from NRMPCannot submit an ROLIT IS YOUR CALL IN THE END!
73 Interview season Networking Lodging Travel Warm and wise clothing Debit card
74 Perks of my Interview season RelativesVery helpful seniors
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