By M.D. John Canady
Every year, greater than 15,000 U.S. clinical students—along with greater than 18,000 graduates of international clinical faculties and faculties of osteopathic medicine—take half within the nationwide Residency Matching application, vying for a small variety of positions within the usa. during this keenly aggressive setting, they search each virtue they could get. in response to greater than twenty years of expertise getting ready applicants for residency courses, John Canady has constructed a concise functional advisor to creating one’s approach throughout the maze of residency functions and interviews. Guiding residency candidates earlier the pitfalls in all points of the method, one hundred and one the best way to Getting the Residency you will want comprises sections on tried-and-true tools for senior 12 months making plans, the significance of networking, counsel for interviewing, useful suggestion for carefree go back and forth, and instructions for follow-up to out-of-town rotations and interviews. This advisor covers the do’s and don’ts that would maximize each one applicant’s percentages and exposes the typical mistakes that could spoil an software inspite of the simplest grades and attempt ratings.
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Basically, there is just no longer any reasonable excuse to show up at an interview uninformed if you are genuinely interested in that program. 28 i n t e r v i e w i n g 30 Use an on-line database search to find out about all the papers each faculty member and resident has written Once you know the sta≠ names (and maybe the residents’ names as well) it is relatively easy to go on-line and use a search service to see what each of them has published. I can absolutely tell you that if you do this, you will put yourself in a very small minority within the group of people who interview for a residency spot.
24 Be honest with the people who interview you There are two reasons to be honest. The first is that it is simply the right thing to do. The second is that physicians and their support staff are very good at picking up on the vibes when someone is trying to snow them. If they think they can’t trust what you are saying, you will not get o≠ered a spot no matter what kind of academic credentials you 25 i n t e r v i e w i n g have. Also, if you spin a di≠erent story to each sta≠ member you interview with, you will likely be caught when they all get together to discuss the candidates.
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101 Tips to Getting the Residency You Want: A Guide for Medical Students by M.D. John Canady