Applying and Interviewing for Residency in a COVID-19 World

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Applying and Interviewing for Residency in a COVID-19 World

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Throughout the past year, you've explored many future careers during your rotations. Month by month, you were a surgeon, then a dermatologist, then a pediatrician. But now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and all of its downstream effects, it's time to prepare for residency applications and plan for a career in your chosen specialty. Most medical students have questions about the new and evolving residency application process and NEJM Resident 360 is here to help! We've invited experts, including program directors from different specialties and around the country, to answer your questions.

Some topics we plan to discuss:

  • How will COVID-19 change the way that programs evaluate applicants?
  • What criteria should I consider when applying to residency programs?
  • What will help me stand out on interview day? How will 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?