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    Questions asked in Residency interviews



    1. Why this program?

    2. What makes you stand out among other applicants?

    3.what do you think your weaknesses are?

    4.What would your friends say your biggest weakness is?

    5.What would your enemies say your biggest strength is?

    6.role playing? (Example:Irate parent--what do you do?)

    7.Why did you choose an osteopathic school over an allopathic school? (asked by a MD in a non-condescending way; his son's pediatrician is a DO)

    8.Why pediatrics?

    9.Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

    10.What are you looking for in a program?

    11.Are you limited in your preferences? (as in location due to marriage,
    children, family obligations, etc) and then

    12.Why New York over New Jersey? (because of what I said in the previous question)

    13.Tell me about a case that impacted you.

    14.What do you bring to our program?

    15.So what kind of person are you at social events? Are you the girl that's holding up the wall, the one sipping her drink and observing/interacting with people at the bar, or the one getting down dancing in the middle of the floor? (I personally loved this question).

    16.What was the exact moment your realized you wanted to go into pediatrics?

    17.Tell me about the best experience you had as a student and tell me about the worst experience you had as a student

    18.Anything on your CV is fair game and you should be prepared to talk about it.

    19.why do you want to come here?

    20.What adjective would you choose to describe yourself?"


    21.What adjective would you least want used to describe you?"

    22.Which volunteer experience was most meaningful to you?"

    23.What attracted you to this institution?"

    24.What are some of the weaknesses of the program?

    25.Do you see any major changes happening to the program in the near future?




    All the best for ur interviews

    Do post ur questions too....

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    Interview questions asked by residency programs

    • Why do you wish to join our residency program?

    • What are your strengths and weaknesses?

    • Where do you see yourself in ten years, after your residency?

    • Do you have a standard ECFMG certificate?

    • Do you have any medical research experience?

    • What made you join medicine?

    • From your CV, I notice that you are a foreign medical graduate. Why
      did you leave your country? Why did you decide to come to America?

    • What made you choose this residency specialty (Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Family practice, OB/GYN, Anesthesiology etc.)?

    • Why did you choose this fellowship (Cardiology, GI etc.)?

    • What were your USMLE scores?

    • If you were asked to describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?

    • In your Curriculum Vitae (CV), there is a gap of 1 year. Why?

    • How many residency interviews have you completed so far?

    • As an international medical graduate (IMG), what differences do you
      see between the health care delivery systems of your country and America?

    • What is your medical career plan?

    • What do you do in your spare time?

    • Have you completed all ECFMG requirements, to start a residency?

    • What are your interests?

    • Are you applying to any other residency specialty?

    • How do you handle adversity?

    • Why are your USMLE scores low?

    • As an International medical graduate, what is your opinion about socialized health care?

    • What is your most memorable patient encounter?

    • Which residency programs have you interviewed at?

    • Tell me about an interesting case you have seen?

    • Tell me about yourself.

    • Did you take any course to write the USMLE & CSA exams?

    • What were your scores in your residency in-service exams?

    • From your CV, I see that you are a foreign medical graduate. How well do you see yourself adapting to the American health system.

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    Questions You should ask to Fellow Residents.
    • Salary and benefits offered by the residency program.

    • Vacation time and sick leave.

    • How is the teaching in your residency program?

    • CME fund/ medical educational fund

    • Maternity/parental leave during residency.

    • Is Spanish language training offered?

    • Does your residency program give any pre-match offers, outside the
      ERAS / NRMP match?

    • Residency mix and proportion of American and foreign medical graduates (FMG)?

    • Is there any course offered for USMLE Step 3? (Residencies other than Internal Medicine and Family practice)

    • What fun activities are there nearby?

    • Typical residency work hours.

    • Residency Call schedule.

    • How good is the security for the hospital and residency call room areas?

    • Any difficulty in getting a fellowship from this residency program?

    • Last year, how many Residents failed to get a fellowship?

    • What type of Scut work do residents do?

    • In last years ERAS / NRMP match, did you have any unfilled residency spots?

    • Which areas of the city do Residents usually live?

    • What is the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment?

    • What is the pass percentage of your residency program in the medical specialty board exams?

    • Is there a 24 hr phlebotomy team in the hospital?

    • Do you get opportunities to moonlight?

    • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the residency program?

    • Do the Residents socialize and get together?

    • What is the makeup of the patient population?

    • Have any Residents left the residency program? If yes, why?

    • Is your program open to accepting foreign medical graduates (FMG)?

    • What average USMLE scores did the residency program accept last year?

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    thanks dude... but one of the most commonly asked que to me during interviews was... "Tell me about yourself"... this is very vague que... so just speak limited stuff about your personal and academic background in nutshell. And let them ask something speciific if they want to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by magic_appu View Post
    thanks dude... but one of the most commonly asked que to me during interviews was... "Tell me about yourself"... this is very vague que... so just speak limited stuff about your personal and academic background in nutshell. And let them ask something speciific if they want to...
    What have u answered?
    Tell us about yourself.

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    Can any one help me with sites- official and otherwise, that lists the residencies in the U.S. hospital wise. Also with the number of positions available. Thanks ..
    "the only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason."
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    Quote Originally Posted by esynapse View Post
    Can any one help me with sites- official and otherwise, that lists the residencies in the U.S. hospital wise. Also with the number of positions available. Thanks ..
    Hi

    go to this link...

    http://www.ama-assn.org/vapp/freida/srch/

    use search options and you'll get all the details you need categorized by state and branches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by esynapse View Post
    Can any one help me with sites- official and otherwise, that lists the residencies in the U.S. hospital wise. Also with the number of positions available. Thanks ..

    vitrag has posted a list of IMG friendly hospitals, Check this thread for more Information regarding this

    Cheers!!

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