Applying and Interviewing for Residency

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Applying and Interviewing for Residency

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Throughout medical school and rotations, you've explored many future career possibilities. Month after month, you delved into being a surgeon, an internist, a dermatologist, or a pediatrician. Now it's time to prepare for residency applications and plan for a career in your chosen specialty. The application and interview process can be daunting or confusing without a pandemic. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the process is evolving, with virtual interviews and limited opportunities to rotate away from your home program. NEJM Resident 360 is here to help! We've invited experts, including program directors from different specialties across the country, to answer your questions to help you plot a successful course this season.

Some topics we plan to discuss:

  • How do I know what a program is really like if I have never been there?
  • How has COVID-19 changed the way programs evaluate applicants?
  • What criteria should I consider when applying to residency programs?
  • What will help me stand out on interview day? How do virtual interview days work?
  • What questions should I ask during my interviews?
  • What can I do if I don't get an interview offer at my top program?
  • What makes a good resident?
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