Interview Fatigue

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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As we continue to progress deeper into interview season, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of the importance of self-care and personal rejuvenation. After completing just one interview, you readily realize how completely exhausting residency interviews are. Compound this effect with virtual meet and greets and subsequent interviews, you can very quicklyContinue reading “Interview Fatigue”

Optimize Your Virtual Interview Interface

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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A recent article from Ohio State University carefully demonstrates how the audio/visual components of one’s Zoom experience can be dramatically improved. Sarac and colleagues discuss small changes that can be made by individuals to improve the professional appeal of their audio and video background for virtual interviews. The authors provide helpful commentary on the environmentContinue reading “Optimize Your Virtual Interview Interface”

The Psychology of Interviewing

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Part 1: Before the Interview Interview season is upon us, and we all want to put our best foot forward to ensure we land the residency of our choice. I have laid out a few, science backed, ways to help you look your best in the eyes of the interviewer. While some of these thingsContinue reading “The Psychology of Interviewing”

Practice Your Interview Skills Today

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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With interview invitations being released, now is the time to start preparing for interviews. With interviews being conducted virtually, it is critical that you master your performance in the residency interviews. To help you perform at the highest level, we have been offering mock virtual interviews. We have enjoyed getting to work with students from allContinue reading “Practice Your Interview Skills Today”

Don’t Forget to Smile!

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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We’ve enjoyed working with a lot of medical students across the country through our mock virtual interviews. It has been really great working with students, getting to know them, and helping them refine their pitch to residency programs. While I’ve been impressed with each of the applicants I’ve worked with, I have to remind eachContinue reading “Don’t Forget to Smile!”

Pre-Interview Morning Routine

Interview season is almost upon us! As a resident, I am very excited for the upcoming interviews to meet all the bright and capable new faces of medicine. But I also remember the nerves that plagued me on the applicant side of interviews. While I felt confident and excited, the anxiety was impossible to ignore.Continue reading “Pre-Interview Morning Routine”

It’s Here! Mock Virtual Interviews

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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With residency applications submitted, interviews are right around the corner. Even though you may not have invitations yet, now is the time to start preparing for interviews. With interviews being conducted virtually, it is critical that you master your performance in the residency interviews. To help you perform at the highest level, we are excitedContinue reading “It’s Here! Mock Virtual Interviews”

Interview Season 101

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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Interview season is officially upon us.  Thus far, you have stressed over writing a personal statement, ensured your letters of recommendation were uploaded on time, and reviewed your activities section countless times in search of typos which all culminated in successfully submitting and certifying your ERAS residency applications.  This culmination marks a major transition inContinue reading “Interview Season 101”

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”

How do you handle stress?

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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Any residency training program is undoubtedly going to have an element of stress. Unfortunately, stress can bring out some of our worst qualities, habits, and tendencies. This is only amplified when stressful situations arise in the background of fatigue and sleep deprivation common among residents. Programs know that every resident will be stressed or placedContinue reading “How do you handle stress?”