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”

Take Advantage of Virtual Research Conferences

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, research conferences have been forced to transition to virtual formats. While it is disheartening to see a rewarding aspect of productive research disappear, virtual research conferences present a tremendous opportunity to the savvy medical student. There are two barriers to presenting research at conferences: havingContinue reading “Take Advantage of Virtual Research Conferences”

Virtual Interview Musts

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews are going to be conducted virtually for the 2020-2021 application cycle.  The AAMC has released tips for applicants interviewing virtually, and I would be sure to read through them. Here are a few thoughts on what else you should be considering: First, bring a healthy dose of patience into the process. Continue reading “Virtual Interview Musts”