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”

The Psychology of Interviewing

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Part 2: During the Interview In my last article, I touched on science-backed ways to help prepare yourself for an interview from what clothes to wear, how to prime yourself to feel powerful, and what research to do in order to make the interview seem more conversational. From a psychological perspective, much of an interviewContinue reading “The Psychology of Interviewing”

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”

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”

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?”

Tell me about this specific research project.

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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While interviewers often ask general questions, they may also ask about individual lines on your CV such as a specific research project or other activity. This possibility is one reason to know every detail that is listed on your CV. If asked about a specific research project, there are several items of information you shouldContinue reading “Tell me about this specific research project.”

Tell me about a time you were on a team and there was conflict.

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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This is a common question to get in interviews.  Conflicts naturally arise in the healthcare setting.  These may be between healthcare team members or between healthcare providers and patients.  Anytime you give an example, you want to have previously thought critically about it, and you want to ensure that it is not a story orContinue reading “Tell me about a time you were on a team and there was conflict.”