Application and Interview Advice from UAB Emergency Medicine Program Director Dr. Charles Khoury

In the next installment in our series of interviews with program directors across the country, we had the chance to speak with Dr. Charles Khoury, the program director of the emergency medicine residency program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Read below to hear his thoughts on the challenges of this application cycle and on what youContinue reading “Application and Interview Advice from UAB Emergency Medicine Program Director Dr. Charles Khoury”

Should you #ApplySmart?

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC), and the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) put out a joint statement addressing how the 2020-2021 application cycle would be different. In addition, they outlined cursory guidelines for how applicants to pediatricContinue reading “Should you #ApplySmart?”

EXCLUSIVE: Application Cycle Pearls with Dr. Britney Corey – Program Director UAB General Surgery

In the third of many interviews with program directors around the country, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Britney Corey, the general surgery residency program director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham! Read below to hear her thoughts on the challenges of this application cycle and on what you need to doContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Application Cycle Pearls with Dr. Britney Corey – Program Director UAB General Surgery”

EXCLUSIVE: Application Cycle Pearls with Dr. Pierre B. Saadeh – Program Director NYU Plastic Surgery

In the second of many interviews with program directors around the country, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Pierre B. Saadeh, the plastic surgery residency program director at the NYU Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery—widely regarded as the top plastic surgery program in the country. Read below to hear his thoughts on the challengesContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Application Cycle Pearls with Dr. Pierre B. Saadeh – Program Director NYU Plastic Surgery”

EXCLUSIVE: Application Cycle Pearls with Dr. Margaret Chase – Program Director Ohio State/Nationwide Med/Peds

In our first of many interviews with program directors around the country, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Margaret A. Chase. She is the Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Read below to hearContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Application Cycle Pearls with Dr. Margaret Chase – Program Director Ohio State/Nationwide Med/Peds”

Personal Statement Editing

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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ERAS applications are due right around the corner. One of the most difficult pieces of the application is the personal statement. Your personal statement should tell a narrative that convinces programs to invite you for an interview. Struggling getting started? Have an outline, but need some inspiration for fitting it together? Need edits on aContinue reading “Personal Statement Editing”

How do I boost my CV before applying to residency?

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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I’ve heard this question posed several times and its same sentiment expressed countless more. As the deadline for submitting an application for residency approaches, the pressure mounts for getting last minute bolsters to your curriculum vitae. And you are certainly not alone in this. I found myself in a very similar situation this time lastContinue reading “How do I boost my CV before applying to residency?”