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November 27, 2012

BehindTheMedspeak: Ace your residency interview


A treasure trove of excellent advice from Wellness Rounds.

Bullet points:

• Learn about the program before you go

• First impressions are important

• Prepare for questions

• Keep track as you go

As long as everyone you're competing against doesn't see this post you've got a huge leg up.

Now do it!

And don't forget: Think like an anesthesiologist.

Because nobody ever said you had to be one to think like one.

In fact, the more I reflect on this, the more I think that those whose brains remain unclouded, without exposure to decades of breathing unscavenged waste gas, stand a better chance than us pros of actually invoking this sort of thinking outside the operating room space.

P.S. The advice offered applies equally well outside the medical space and will play well in any interview in any field.

One last thing: Don't plan on arriving the day of the interview.

You arrive the day before.

No exceptions.

If you don't care enough about getting the position to do that you don't deserve to get it.

November 27, 2012 at 07:01 AM | Permalink


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My interviewing practices are a tad more harsh and direct. Of course, all that I want is to know what you know that you don't want to tell me.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Nov 27, 2012 10:07:54 AM

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