My Approach to Making a Rank List

Congratulations! You have finished (or almost finished) the grueling interview season. Now it’s time to make your rank list. This can be an intimidating task that feels like it carries immense weight. But you’ve gotten this far, and all you have left is this one step. You no doubt have heard numerous approaches to makingContinue reading “My Approach to Making a Rank List”

How to make a rank list?

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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Now that you’re nearing the end of interviews, you are probably wondering how to make a rank list. Before you make a rank list, there are a couple things you should do first. Know How the Match Works Every year there are students who think that there is a strategy to outsmart the Match, beatContinue reading “How to make a rank list?”

Making the Most of Each Interview

Bailey Roberts, MD
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Congratulations! You made it to the interview phase of residency applications. After combing through thousands of applicants, someone thought you might make a good fit for their program! But still, they are interviewing a couple hundred applicants that are very qualified—just like you. In fact, your interviewer alone will probably talk to 20-30 people throughoutContinue reading “Making the Most of Each Interview”

Remember to Say Thank You

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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However you may be spending the Thanksgiving holiday this year, the day serves as a good reminder to us in the interview and application process. In interviews, it is very easy to get focused on selling ourselves to programs and perfecting our pitch. In doing so, we can lose sight of some of the smallContinue reading “Remember to Say Thank You”

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”