Episode 530

Dominate the Match – Episode 3: “The Interview”

EP. 530 •

Sep 26

• 36 MIN

Dominate the Match – Episode 3: “The Interview”

OVERVIEW

You’ve finally submitted your ERAS application! As residency programs start to review your application, it’s time to start preparing for the next step- the interview. Join our education fellow, Dr. Jessica Millar, and Dr. Jeremy Lipman as they go over all the ways to start preparing to dominate your interviews. 
Guests:
Jeremy Lipman, MD, MHPE- Professor of Colorectal Surgery, Designated Institutional Official, Director of Graduate Medical Education, and previous General Surgery Residency Program Director- Cleveland Clinic, OH
Most Commonly Asked Interview Questions: 
·      “Tell me about yourself”- have a 2-3 minute “elevator talk” rehearsed 
·      “Where do you see yourself in 5/10-years”
·      “Why surgery?”
·      “Tell me about a challenge you’ve had to overcome” 
·      “Tell me about a difficulty patient/team situation you’ve witnessed”- key here is to not throw anyone under the bus
·      “Why are you interested in our program” 
AAMC List of Common Interview Questions: 
https://students-residents.aamc.org/interviewing-residency-positions/questions-frequently-asked-applicants-during-interviews

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