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1Residency/Rotation Information session TeAMS Program
2Timeline Late August (beginning of 3rd year): Finish USMLE Step 1 November: Provide wish list of rotations to the faculty.November- December: apply to Canadian electivesFebruary (3rd year): Sign up for usmle step 2CK, usmle step 2CS. Research any interested rotations not on the wish list that you would like to go toMarch-May: apply to rotations not on the wish listJune: Take USMLE Step 2CKJuly 1st: Obtain ECFMG token for ERAS registrationAugust: Take USMLE Step 2CS, complete Residency application on ERASSeptember 2012: Take MCCEE (Canada)September 15, 2012: Residency programs can download your application STARTING at 8am EST. Send application today!September 15 to Early February, 2013: Can receive interviewsLate february, 2013: deadline to submit rank listMid March, 2013: Match results are released!!!For Canadian timeline go to:
4Rotations Applying to rotations/where to apply Dates to complete applicationsSub-I vs. elective?PUSH PUSH PUSH!How to prepare for rotationsOrder of the rotationsAsking for recommendationsNetworking/speaking with the program director
5List of programs that accepted previous students NYsurgeryMontefioreEinsteinCAU of California IrvineILped surgeryRambamTechnionjacobinephrologyChildren's hospitalKeckped emergencyped orthopedicspediatricsCanadaemergency medicineAlberta hospitalUniversity AlbertacardiologyMU South CarolinafamilypathologyBellevueNYUWeiler MoseshematologyMDneuropathologyHopkinsendocrinologywinthropstony brookGastroenterologyCalifornia Pacific Medical centerDartmouthInternal med
7rheumatologyWinthropStony BrookInternalDetroit ReceivingWayneNYpediatrics ERCohen Children'sHofstrapediatric cardiologystony brookpediatric endocrinologyISpediatric neonatologyRambamTechnionMIpediatric ERChildren's hospitalCanadaVictoriaU Western OntariopediatricsMontefioreEinsteinpediaric cardiologyEast CarolinaEast Carolina UNICUSinai BaltimoreHopkinspediatric emBellevueNYUpediatric picuGeneral surgerySt Mary'sMayo ClinicsurgeryColorado hospitalUniversity of ColoradoG.I. SurgeryUPMCPittsburgILSurgeryCarmel Med CenterCardiologyTexas hospital in DallasUniversity of TexasPed cardiologyUniv. of MichiganUniversity of Michiganendocrinologyfamily medicineMUSCErlangerU of TennesseeOHInfectious diseaseCleveland ClinicCase WesternrinatnephrologyFamily MedicineManover District
8WAInternal MedicineBarnesWashington Univ.ILPulmonologyRambamTechnionGastroMISt John's MercySt Louis UniversityNYHeme/OncWinthropStonybrookEmergency MedicineMaimonides Med centerSUNYInternal medicinePed InfectiousNYUPsychiatryColumbiaNICUGastroenterologyCarmel HospitalMAPediatricsBaystateTufts
9Rotation checklist1) Titers showing immunity against: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and HBV. To obtain this, have a classmate draw your blood into an orange (chem) tube and take the tube immediately to the Rambam virology department (8th floor of the main building). Present yourself to a virologist and they will process your order and prepare an invoice. Currently Rambam charges NIS 200 for the titers. Take the invoice and pay in the old building (Binyan Ha-Yashan – 2 nd left after aroma). Return to virology in a week and get your results. Ask for it in English.** keep in mind that some programs want positive titers within 90 days of doing the rotation. So make sure your titer date doesn’t expire. On the other hand make sure you do it early enough so that if you get any negative titers youll have enough time to go the health ministry in the missile building and complete your immunizations.2-PHASE PPD test (2 ppd tests 1-3 weeks apart). This may be obtained from the personnel clinic in the "stone building" at Rambam. Also ask for in English. (some programs require it be within 5 months of rotation date and some programs request the IGRA test for persons born outside the US/BCG vaccine or positive history )- Recent X-ray results can also be used to rule out3) Letter of good standing for rotations4) transcripts if necessary (depends on institution)
105) Insurance: You do this after you get accepted for your rotations, not before. A. malpractice insuranceMedical malpractice insurance in the states:For Canada:Arnold Cariaga at Hub International. OR if you are going to UWO contact (there is a discount for the rotations at UWO)- MUST PAY FOR ONE FULL YEAR!!!!B. Proof of Medical Insurance6) HIPAA: , OSHAhttp://www.elearnonline.net/coursedesc.aspx?ClassID=463&s=7) Letter of eligibility: Once accepted to a rotation (specifically in NY but may apply elsewhere), you need to submit this form. To do so, you need 1) a letter of good standing from Technion indicating the hospital, department, and dates of the rotation, 2) A certificate showing you passed the New York infection control course. It costs $30 3) and this form (click the link) to the address listed on it.8) Housing: Rotatingroom.com has some great housing if you are unfamiliar with the area.9) Passport picture10) USMLE step I score (MANY PROGRAMS WILL NOT TAKE YOU WITHOUT A STEP 1)11) copy of immunization records12) criminal record – (US/Canada)
11Application Follow upMost programs do not process applications until May 1st (but this is on an individual basis)Provide alternative dates for every rotation (some dates are more popular than others, and to ensure you get a rotation, giving them more alternatives helps your application)Confirm deadlines with every program via or phonePersist after applications are complete to make sure they receive the application, that they are processing, and that nothing else is neededCan take between 2-6 weeks to hear back from a program on your acceptance and schedulingALWAYS be sure you get written (letter or ) conformationCanadians- proper LETTER is necessary to get B1 visa (at border)
12What is a sub-internship 1 month rotation that allows you to experience what being in the intern year is likeSub-I are available on the floors in pediatrics, ob/gyn, internal medicine, and surgeryManaging your own patientsWriting patient notesDiscussing and writing orders under supervisionPresenting patients at roundsMuch more responsibility/stress overall
13ElectiveAllows you the ability to experience subspecialties under a particular fieldEasier to apply forTeaches you to write consultsMuch more laid backLess responsibility
14All in all, Sub-internships give you more responsibilities, causing you to be more prepared for life as an intern, and if you do well, can impress a program to seriously consider you as part of their house staffElectives give you a chance to get a taste of a particular subspecialty without the excess work and responsibility***you should do at least 1 sub-internship (preferably at your 1st choice program) during your 3 months of US/Canadian rotations- IN FIELD OF INTEREST!
15Preparing for US rotations Presenting Patients to the staff at rounds and at sign outWriting patient notesFamiliarity with format of Lab results and abbreviationsBE SURE TO PRACTICE DURING YOUR 3RD YEAR CORE ROTATIONS!!!!
16Things to do to stand out positively Positive attitudeHygiene, Professional DressMen: Button down with tie, dress pants, white coat (purchase your own plain short white coat)Women: Conservative dress, pants and button down or dressAsk for more responsibilities, ask to present patients, ask to do proceduresVolunteer to give presentationsBe the first one there in the morning and the last one there in the eveningSpeak with the program director in the first week and in the last week to show your interest in the programAsk an attending in the department for a recommendation at the end
17Typical hours/Responsibilities Specialty-dependentIn general, hours are from 630am-5pm depending on elective vs. sub-iWhen the new shift staff decides to sign out, you can leave unless you are on callIf on call, you maintain the same responsibilities. Can range in time from overnight call to an extra 6 hours
18Presenting the patient Identifying data (age, name, etc.)Chief complaints (why are they here? pt’s own words)Circumstances of presentation (how did they get here?)Did patient come in unconscious in an ambulance? Did they walk in ER? Are they in for yearly exam
19o Chief complaint o Onset of illness o Duration o Intensity o Exacerbating factors o Remitting factors (what makes it better) o Symptoms associated with it
20PMH (Mnemonic: CHAMIS) o Chronic illnesses o Hospitalizations o Allergies o Medications o Immunizations o Surgeries
21Where do they live. o What is their living situation Where do they live? o What is their living situation? o Do they drink alcohol? o Do they smoke tobacco? o Sexual history – tend to include this in psychiatry, might get “slapped if you include it in surgery or pediatrics” o Developmental history – very important in psychiatry, “slapped again in surgery”
22• Vitals • Physical Exam (learn the shorthand now – it will help during 3rd year) • Lab data • Radiographic data
23Summary StatementMain salient facts of patient • Differential diagnosis in order from the most life threatening to the least • Problem list (Why they came in? What other studies are you recommending? OR What is the treatment?Each problem should include: Differential diagnosis Plan for what you are going to do (working it up and treating i
24Mock Presentation (new patient) Mr. M is a 67 yo white male who was brought to the ER last evening at 11 pm by EMS after being discovered unconscious by neighbors. He was easily roused but extremely short of breath so 911 was called. The pt was evaluated by ER physician and admitted to our internal medicine service. PI: At 10:30 pm, Mr. M states that he became “extremely short of breath” to the point that he could not get to the phone to call 911. He describes an increasing productive cough with yellow sputum over the past 3 days. He states that he caught a cold 1 week prior to admission, which included runny nose, dry cough, and shortness of breath with an onset gradually over the course of a day. He states that he felt febrile but did not take his temperature. Pt stated that his cough was relieved somewhat by OTC Robitusin DM which he took as directed 3 times over the course of the next day. He states that his cough became more frequent and more productive with sputum over the next day, which was ~5 days prior to admission. He stopped taking the Robitusin and began to use an albuterol inhaler, which his psychiatrist had prescribed for him. Pt’s cough and SOB worsened over the next few days until he was no longer able to take care of himself last evening. His only relief from SOB was to lie in bed for most of the day. He denies hemoptysis, chest pain, dysphagia, hoarseness, or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (brief focused ROS at the end of HPI). PMH: Pt has history of COPD with which he was diagnosed 2 years ago. He was initially prescribed theophyline by his ophthalmologist but quit taking this after 1 month due to jittery sensation. He then was admitted to this hospital one year ago with similar presentation to current but left the hospital without medical follow-up because he felt better. He denies any problems until some episodes of SOB 6 months ago which were relieved by albuterol inhaler prescribed by his psychiatrist. Pt has a history of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus diagnosed 3 yrs ago during a routine screening by his psychiatrist. He took glyburide 5 mg bid for one month but stopped when he felt better. He also has a history of major depressive disorder diagnosed after a period of decreased energy and crying spells 3 years ago. He was prescribed ? 250 mg bd but stopped taking it after a month because he felt better. He has no previous suicide attempts and has never been admitted to a psychiatric facility. Currently takes no other medications other than what we’ve said, has no known allergies, and denies previous surgeries. Social history: Pt lives alone in Lutz. He is a retired glue factory worker. He is widowed – he was married once for 30 years to a schoolteacher who died 3 ½ years ago. He smokes 2 packs of Lucky Strikes per day and has done so for the past 40 years. He used to drink a few beers on the weekend but denies any alcohol consumption for the past 3 years. He was born and raised in Plant City and achieved a high school diploma. ROS (just state what was positive, remember you mentioned pertinent negatives in the opening): ROS was positive for difficulty with night vision, constipation, and tinnitus. Vitals: Temperature 99.9OF. Blood pressure 102/60. Pulse 110. Respiratory rate 38. Physical exam: GENERAL: Alert white male wearing a hospital gown in mild respiratory distress appearing slightly older than stated age (this is especially important in pediatrics, a “sick appearing 3 year old” is very ominous). HENT: PERLA, NCAT (normocephalic atraumatic), MMM (mucous membranes moist), pharynx with moderate erythema. Tympanic membranes intact. Neck supple with no lymphadenopathy or thyromegaly. No bruits. LUNGS: Scattered rales bilaterally. Consolidation and dull to percussion in left lower quadrant. HEART: Regular rate, normal S1 and S2, no MRG (murmurs, rubs, or gallops). ABDOMEN: Nontender, nondistended, bowel sound present. No hepatosplenomegaly. No bruits. GU: Normal male genitalia. No masses. Testes descended bilaterally. RECTAL: Heme negative. Normal sphincter tone. Prostate normal size without nodules. NEURO: DTRs, motor, cerebellar, sensory, and cranial nerves normal (in neuro you would go into detail). Studies: Oxygen saturation 91% on nasal canula at 2 liters of oxygen (these details are very important – DON”T LIE OR GUESS). Arterial blood gases (ABG) normal. CBC white cell count 15,000.I n conclusion, Mr. M, a 67 yo white male admitted for SOB found to have left lower lobe pneumonia and exacerbation of COPD which led to his presenting symptoms. Problem #1: Left lower lobe pneumonia. Will start IV Temni, check sputum cultures, which were obtained last evening, follow-up CBC tomorrow a.m. (Why a CBC? Because it includes white cell count, which is indication of course of infection). Problem #2: COPD exacerbation. Start albuterol nebulizer treatments. 2-4 hours. Problem #3: Fluid and electrolytes. Start IV normal saline at 120 ml/hour. Problem #4: Psychiatric. No evidence of depression at this time.
25Follow up rounds Introductory Statement John is a 32 year old white male who was admitted yesterday for chest painConsults/changes in the past 24 hrsCardiology was consulted last night and suggest echo/ekg and blood panel, will follow up on thisSubjective/objective findings overnight or over the dayPatient felt better overnight, slept well, ate well, voided and stooled appropriately. Temperature went up to 39C but is now 37 as of 6amPhysical Exam findingsNew Labs/ImagingSummary statementProblem list (with differential diagnosis)1)Chest pain (DD: angina, CHF, musculoskeletal)Plan: labs, imaging, pain medication, call cardio, and observation2)diabetes mellitus type 2Plan: maintain insulin medication and metformin, observe clinically
26Sign out PresentationVery succinct presentation—updating the next doctor*Summary StatementChanges in status or medications over the course of the shiftWhat to look out for overnight*
27Writing a Patient NoteBe familiar with admission notes, discharge notes, follow up notes, surgical (post op/pre op), SOAP noteGreat Website that summarizes these:
29Commonly used abbreviations yo year-oldm malef femaleb blackw whiteL leftR righthx historyh/o history ofc/o complaining ofNL normal limitsWNL within normal limitsØ without or no+ positive- negativeAbd abdomenAIDS acquired immune deficiency syndromeAP anteroposteriorBUN blood urea nitrogenCABG coronary artery bypass graftingCBC complete blood countCCU cardiac care unitcig cigarettesCHF congestive heart failureCOPD chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseCPR cardiopulmonary resuscitationCT computed tomographyCVA cerebrovascular accidentCVP central venous pressureCXR chest x-rayDM diabetes mellitusDTR deep tendon reflexesECG electrocardiogramED emergency departmentEMT emergency medical technicianENT ears, nose, and throatEOM extraocular musclesETOH alcoholExt extremitiesFH family historyGI gastrointestinalGU genitourinaryHEENT head, eyes, ears, nose, and throatHIV human immunodeficiency virusHTN hypertensionIM intramuscularlyIV intravenouslyPRN in the circumstances ofQd every dayQh every hourJVD jugular venous distentionKUB kidney, ureter, and bladderLMP last menstrual periodLP lumbar punctureMI myocardial infarctionMRI magnetic resonance imagingMVA motor vehicle accidentNeuro neurologicNIDDM non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitusNKA no known allergiesNKDA no known drug allergyNSR normal sinus rhythmPA posteroanteriorPERLA pupils equal, react to light and accommodationpo orallyPT prothrombin timePTT partial prothrombin timeRBC red blood cellsSH social historyTIA transient ischemic attackU/A urinalysisURI upper respiratory tract infectionWBC white blood cells
30Recommendations/Speaking to the program director Most programs grant you an interview if you do a rotation thereConstantly express your interest in the programAttendings are usually enthusiastic and are willing to write a recommendationYou should try to get at least one US recommendation from the state uploaded to ERAS. The attendings are familiar with the protocol and are very willing to do this for youSchedule a meeting with the program director with the secretary 2 weeks before you finish to ensure you meet them.
34Step 1Take USMLE STEP 1 before the beginning of the third yearYou are limiting yourself severely if you do not take (it is very hard to manage time after the beginning of third year)—School is instituting a requirement to take it to proceed on to 3rd yearPrograms will see that you took the test later, and it can be held against you when they are ranking students for residency programsWithout passing, You will not have the same knowledge of clinical material compared to someone who has studied and taken itTaking a year off will also be held against you in residency programs…do not use this as a cushion ***
35Step 2 Take USMLE Step 2 CK before your 4th year rotations start. You need to invest all your time in impressing the programs you are at! If you take off time to study, your chances to get accepted decrease dramaticallyTake USMLE Step 2CS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE—preferably after 1st rotation!It can take up to 12 weeks to gradeIf you fail, it takes time to re-register and find available datesIt is better to take it early on so you miss as little of your rotations as possible
36All steps (Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS) must be taken AND passed by December 31st, 2012 to be eligible to rank programs and enter the match!!!!
37USMLE-useful resources First Aid for the USMLE Step 1First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CKCrush Step 2USMLE Step 2 SecretsFirst Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS
39ERAS Application 1)register for your ERAS token on ECFMG Go to Oasis (ECFMG), ERAS services and request token (available after july, 2012) https://secure2.ecfmg.org/emain.asp?app=oasisOnce you receive token, register token on ERAS under the icon “register token” and afterwards, begin applying for residency programs https://services.aamc.org/eras/myeras2012/
43ERAS ApplicationComplete all the components of the application, including demographics, student activities, research, CV, etc.Bullets will be present in the same formatThen load documents (shown on next slide)
45USMLE TranscriptClick on USMLE transcript and click release scores—you can send off in 2 different ways:1) It is advisable (according to ECFMG and ERAS) to automatically release your scores…the more honest approach and schools see your scores ASAP if there are time constraints2) However, you can also release manually---this is if you are worried about not performing well on STEP 2CS or CK and want to ensure you get interviewsHowever, it will ultimately come up either way and you want to be as honest as possible throughout the application process
46Personal Statement Keep to 1 page single-spaced at 12 point font Start with an attention grabberLook at your medical school essay for guidanceMention positive medical experiencesSpeak about your unique experiences in IsraelDo not mention negatives, Do not complainAvoid cliches, rambling, and do not mention why you want to be a doctor, focus on why you want to be a pediatrician, surgeon, etc.Creativity is good, but maintain professionalism the entire timeSpell check, proof read, and have your advisor read and check it over!!
47Sample Personal Statement Doctors are highly respected for their noble spirit in saving lives, as well as giving hope and bringing joy to the patients and their families. To be an effective doctor, one has to be cognizant of and familiar with the process of learning to keep up with the innovations in the medical field through continuing education, research, practical experience and better patient care. My wish to incorporate these realms in my personal and professional life has shaped the wanting to pursue a career in internal medicine. The foundation of my learning started in my family that has been pivotal in my development as a person. [not important to an application for residency. High school was a long time ago] I have chosen a field in medicine based on my long-standing fascination with involving learning of complex and varied nature of disease processes. I experienced the most excitement from my time in Internal medicine. Medicine offered me the opportunity to integrate my basic science knowledge with clinical care. In no other rotation, did I have the hands-on application of basic sciences; every case was a mini-experiment in physiology, pharmacology and pathology. My clinical experiences in medical school were the most rewarding and provided me the ability to connect and spend time learning more about the patient's medical condition and understand their inner feelings. Working with patients of all ages and backgrounds helped me discover that one can almost always do something specific and helpful for each patient, usually leading to an improvement of the patient’s problem, allowing them resume an active lifestyle. The knowledge base and practical experience acquired during medical school helped me gain experiences in a wide range of specialties and show compassion, concern, care to the patients. I found every patient interaction to be something new and enjoyable. I particularly remember a 40 yr old male diabetic patient who suddenly became unconscious in the ward. My initial diagnosis of hypoglycemia was correct and the IV dextrose given to the patient helped the patient recover immediately. The satisfaction one experiences when a patient recovers from a near death to normal state is truly indescribable. The variety of clinical encounters, procedures, and degrees of illness make internal medicine extremely appealing to me. The experience of assisting my attendings in various procedures like pleural fluid aspiration, liver biopsy, lumbar puncture and cardio pulmonary resuscitation continued to challenge me to learn the art and science of medicine. Throughout my medical training, I have enjoyed learning from great teachers who taught me to think, and who made the process of learning challenging as well as fun. On a personal level, I find my time away from medicine rejuvenating as well in spending time traveling, creative preparation and presentation of ethnic foods and being with my husband enables me to return to work refreshed. . I feel blessed to have a husband and family who encourage me and provide support in all walks of my life. I am enthusiastic to train at a program that involves clinical practice, education, and research. It is my sincere hope that I will continue to grow as a physician, not only in my knowledge base and procedural skills, but also in my humanistic attributes: to demonstrate compassion, integrity, and respect to my patients. I perceive the medical education and practice as a place not just to survive, but also to thrive.
48Letters of Recommendation You must write the name and position of every physician writing your recommendation and “finalize” on ERAS *make sure the name and contact information is correct (verify everything with doctor) **make sure the name and contact information match the name and contact information EXACTLY with what you input on ECFMG or it WILL NOT GET PROCESSED
50Uploading LORs electronically (through ECFMG website)
51LOR General Instructions for Doctors For LORs submitted both electronically and by mail:Tell doctor to include YOUR name and AAMC ID # on top of written LORHave doctor write in the LOR that you have waived your right to see the recommendationTell doctor to use hospital letterhead and to sign on the bottom in “Blue Ink” onlyIf submitting electronically, follow directions on ECFMG from the last slideFor LORs submitted via mailProvide each doctor with a document submission form to be inserted into a sealed envelope along with the doctor’s recommendationPick up each sealed envelope including both of these documents to be sent in a bundle by Technion Administration
55MSPE Letter Written by your Technion mentor Sit down with your mentor to discuss what you both believe should be included in letterTry to obtain 3-5 sentence quotes from each of your core rotation preceptors ASAPMost important is from field of choiceShould be ed to adviser w/ CC to Professor LevyBlank spot will appear in core that does not supply an evaluationWill be uploaded to ERAS/CaRMS by Technion
56CV MUST take copies to your interviews There is no specific style Sell yourselfBe UniqueLook at samples onlineBe sure it is neat and legibleDo not add random accomplishments or interests that can’t be backed upDo not add Technion logo without consent
58APPLY APPLY APPLY! Apply to many programs! Focus on regions you feel you want to be inJewish area?California
59Respond to InvitesIf granted an interview you will get an from ERAS to your inboxRespond to the address (usually one of the program coordinators) found in that NOT TO ERAS!Dear Ms. JacksonIf you don’t get invites to the programs you want, call or the program to show interestTry to attend Resident “Meet and Greet”Try to attend 2nd viewings of programs of interest
60Scheduling Interviews USNovember-FebruaryGenerally flexible with datesPut desired towards end (remember you more)Schedule geographicallyRemember to book flights/hotels (some offer)CanadaLate January-FebruaryINFLEXIBLE with dates (IMG days)Be sure to properly schedule Technion elective make-up timesMake sure to take out extra loans for travel!!!!
61Make sure to:◦ Be prepared ◦ Know about your program ◦ Not to ramble. ◦ Listen to the questions asked - make sure you understand what is being asked. ◦ Answer the question that was asked. ◦ Not answer a question they did not ask or add too much loosely-related information. ◦ Be comfortable with pauses, silence - stay poised and confident. ◦ Sound fresh every time - be prepared to answer the same question 20+ times throughout the entire interview process. ◦ Smile! - highly underrated; often forgotten when nervous and tense. ◦ Consult someone from the specialty about common questions in their interviews. ◦ Always send a thank you letter after an interview.
62◦DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? ◦ How are you today? (there are NO innocent questions) ◦ Do you have any questions? (yes...) ◦ Tell me about yourself. ◦ What are your strengths and weaknesses?◦ Why are you interested in this specialty? (#1 question asked) ◦ What other specialties did you consider? ◦ Why are you interested in our program? ◦ What are you looking for in a program? Where else have you interviewed? ◦ Why should we choose you? What can you contribute to our program? ◦ How well do you feel you were trained to start as an intern?◦ Describe your learning style. ◦ Tell me about....item(s) on your CV or transcript, past experience, time off, etc.? ◦ Can you tell me about this deficiency on your record? (do not discuss if you are not asked) ◦ What do you see yourself doing in five (ten) years? ◦ What do you think about...the current and future state of healthcare, this specialty, etc.? ◦ What do you do in your spare time? ◦ Present an interesting case that you had....as if you were in clinic. ◦ Tell me about a patient encounter that taught you something.◦ What would you do if you knew one of your more senior residents was doing something wrong? (filling out H&P's without doing the evaluations, tying someone's tubes with consent...and other ethical questions.)◦ Which types of patients do you work with most effectively? (least effectively?)◦ How do you make important decisions? ◦ If you could no longer be a physician, what career would you choose? ◦ How do you normally handle conflict? Pressure? ◦ What to do think about what is happening in...? (non-medical current event questions) ◦ Teach me something non-medical in five minutes.◦ Tell me a joke. (keep it simple and tasteful) ◦ What if you do not match?◦ Can you think of anything else you would like to add? (yes...)◦DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?"Illegal" questions might include:◦ What are your plans for a family? Are you married? Have children?◦ How old are you? ◦ If we offered you a position today would you accept?
63PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! FriendsFamilySpouseIn-lawsDoctorsResidentsMirrorPicture of interviewerBREATH AND BE YOURSELF!!!!
64STAR Situation- Challenge Task- What do you have to achieve? Action- What did you do?Results- What was the outcome?
65WHAT TO BRING TO THE INTERVIEW DirectionsContact information (including name of program coordinator and interviewers)Any updates to your application (anything new)Several copies of your CV and personal statementSomething to write on (leather folder)
66AttireMen:White or light blue Button down shirtTie (red or blue, stripes etc)suitWomen:Conservative dressbutton downSuitHygiene- shower, cut nails, deodorant, haircut (1 week before) etc
69Pre-match – All or nothing 1 week prior to the match you will be notified whether or not you matched, but not the actual programMatch day- program revealedPlease note: the match is a binding contract!If applying to both US and Canada, matching in one disqualifies you from the other
70NRMP You MUST sign up to the match on the NRMP website by: November 30th 2011, $50Doubles to $100 until Feb 22th 2012 (ROL deadline)Rank Order ListMust save and CERTIFY before ROL deadline!!!Applies to Canadian match as well
71SOAP Replaces the scramble Via ERAS only!!!! GET A US # !!!!!