By M.D. John Canady
Every year, greater than 15,000 U.S. clinical students—along with greater than 18,000 graduates of overseas clinical colleges and colleges of osteopathic medicine—take half within the nationwide Residency Matching application, vying for a small variety of positions within the usa. during this keenly aggressive surroundings, they search each virtue they could get. in accordance with greater than twenty years of expertise getting ready applicants for residency courses, John Canady has constructed a concise functional consultant to creating one’s manner during the maze of residency functions and interviews. Guiding residency candidates prior the pitfalls in all elements of the method, a hundred and one tips on how to Getting the Residency you will have comprises sections on tried-and-true tools for senior yr making plans, the significance of networking, counsel for interviewing, sensible suggestion for carefree go back and forth, and instructions for follow-up to out-of-town rotations and interviews. This advisor covers the do’s and don’ts that would maximize each one applicant’s possibilities and exposes the typical errors which could damage an program inspite of the simplest grades and try out ratings.
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44 Build in breaks during the interviewing process You may not have much control over the interview schedule, but all things being equal, building in some breaks is a good idea. This will keep you from going from one program to another until they all just become a blur. Probably doing a run of three to four programs and then taking a short break and then doing another three or four would be a pretty sensible and sane way to do it if you can. A break is not necessarily going back home. It may be spending time with your friends or members of your family for a few days just to decompress a bit from always having to be “on” during the interview process.
Also, you can’t spill something on yourself from a drink you don’t have. 31 i n t e r v i e w i n g 35 Say something positive in the interview that sets you apart as a person Some programs will interview dozens of candidates a day during their interviewing process. Sometimes, the vote on the applicants will not happen until several days or even weeks after you have interviewed. With the sta≠ meeting that many people, it is crucial that you give them something to remember that will set you apart as a person.
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