Interview Preparation

According to the most recent NRMP  Program Director Survey Report, the top factors of mean importance in ranking an applicant for a position was solely related to applicants performance during the Residency Interview. Please see Figure.

All Of Your Hard Work And Preparation Has Finally Led To Interview Invitation

This is the most crucial step in the application process, and your performance during your interview may be the difference between acceptance or rejection from a residency program.

We hear it often: “I wish I had been better prepared for my interview.”

Don’t make the same mistake. You need to make every one of those interview opportunities count.

IMGprep can help you prepare for your interviews. We have developed a process by incorporating lessons learned from the hundreds of interview prep sessions we’ve conducted over the past 10 years. Our intensive interview prep will focus on your individual strengths and weaknesses.

Although every applicant is unique, each preparation process follows the same steps:

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Discussion and intake. You’ll be assigned an individual expert who is completely committed to your success. He or she will evaluate all of your documentation, just like an interviewer would, to determine the strengths and weaknesses in your application.

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Preparation and Study. Your interview expert will give you an eBook packed with medical residency interview sample questions . The book includes an extensive list of commonly asked interview questions. You will review these questions and start to think about how you would answer them.

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SKYPE 1:1 Prep. You’ll do several hours of individual, one-on-one interview preparation by conducting practice interviews with your assigned expert to develop your answers and learn how to think through questions. This is a critical step in the preparation process.

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Tailoring the interview. Most residency programs have mission statements and program profiles, which your interview expert will use to tailor your interview. Our goal is to ensure that you are well versed on the appropriate topics and help you show interviewers how you will benefit their programs.

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Follow-up. After your interview, you will be able to follow up with your interview expert for feedback. He or she will help identify any issues that you had and provide suggestions on how to prepare for your next interview.

Our Philosophy Is to Prepare Our Applicants Individually

No matter how similar two applicants, we never do group preparation. Our philosophy is to prepare our applicants individually, helping them overcome their weaknesses and emphasize their strengths. We tailor our interview prep to not only the applicant, but the specialty and the specific residency program.

When it comes to interview preparation, there is no substitute for study and practice. We will work with you to develop the way you think, improve your confidence, and help you present your thoughts and ideas in an effective and articulate manner tailored to your unique background.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Straightforward answers to common questions about interview prep.


I don’t live in Washington, D.C. How can I participate in live Interview Prep?

Medical Residency Interview Prep is done live and one-on-one, using utilizing popular online software. As long as you have an internet connection, you can participate in live interview prep training. This is because we have found that your body language and how you interact with an interviewer is as important as how you answer interview questions.


I purchased five hours of Interview Prep can I do this in one day?

Medical Residency Interview Prep is a process that cannot be completed in one day. We break your sessions into one-hour blocks over a period of time. This allows us to not only assess you and provide you feedback, but it affords you time to practice how you answer questions before the next prep session. Over a period of time as you prepare, we will also assign articles for you to read and homework. This method enables us to evaluate your interview preparation progress, while giving you time for self-improvement.


I work during the day. Can I participate in Interview Prep in the evenings?

We understand you have a busy schedule, and will work with you to find a convenient time to conduct Medical Residency Interview Prep.


Do you do group interviews?

Our philosophy is to work one-on-one with an applicant, as no two applicants are the same. We want your answers to interview questions to be specific and reflective of your personal experience and application. If, however, we feel that there is a specific reason for you to participate in a group interview, we may arrange a session.


When should I purchase and schedule my first session?

When you schedule your first interview, you should already have decided on your specialty, and know what program you will be interviewing with. Our Medical Residency Interview Prep includes, but goes beyond preparing you to answer general interview questions. We review the profile and objective statements at the specific programs where you will be interviewing. We tailor the training for that specific program, while ensuring that you understand how the training will help you with all your interviews, as the techniques for answering interview questions are adaptable.


Should I purchase the 2.5 hours or 5 hours?

We recommend that an applicant that has not yet participate in any Medical Residency Interview Prep, purchase 5 hours of training. In rare cases, applicants will need additional prep work which can be purchased later.


Are there any discounts?

After you complete your Interview Preparation and you are confident in our services, you are eligible to participate in our referral program. For every applicant you refer that signs up, you will receive a credit equivalent to the cost of 1-hour of Medical Residency Interview Prep.