Regardless of how similar two applicants may be, we never conduct group residency interview preparation. We recognize that the preparation required for an internal medicine residency interview differs from that of a psychiatry residency interview. In the realm of medical interview preparation, there is no alternative to diligent study and practice. Our approach involves personalized coaching to enhance your thought processes, boost your confidence, and assist you in effectively expressing your ideas and thoughts. We tailor this guidance to align with your distinct background.
Congratulations on reaching the milestone of securing an interview! This stage is undeniably pivotal in the application process, as your performance during the interview carries significant weight in determining whether you will be accepted or rejected by the program. Your hard work and dedication have brought you to this point, and now it’s essential to showcase your abilities and qualifications during the interview to maximize your chances of success.
Don’t make the same mistake. You need to make every one of your opportunities count. You should ask yourself: How to prepare for a medical interview? This is especially important for IMGs.
IMGprep can help you be prepared for your interviews. We have developed a process by incorporating lessons from the thousands of preparation sessions we’ve conducted with applicants over the past 18 years. Our intensive medical residency interview coaching will focus on your strengths and weaknesses. Your residency interview training will include mock interviews with difficult questions.
Based on the latest NRMP Program Director Survey Report, it is evident that the factors of utmost importance in ranking an applicant for a residency position primarily revolve around the applicant’s performance during the interview. This highlights the critical role that the interview plays in shaping the final decision of program directors. It underscores the significance of presenting yourself effectively, demonstrating your skills and qualifications, and making a positive impression during the interview to enhance your chances of securing a residency position. Please see Figure 2.
Discussion and intake. You’ll be assigned an individual interview preparation 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.
Preparation and Study. Your residency interview expert will give you an eBook packed with questions. You will review these questions and start to think about how you would answer them.
SKYPE 1:1 Prep. You’ll do several hours of individual, one-on-one interview prep by conducting several sessions of mock conversations with your assigned expert. During this practice, you will learn how to think through residency interview questions and how to develop your own answers. This is a critical step in the interview preparation process.
Tailoring the interview. Most residency programs have mission statements and program profiles, which your residency interview expert will use to tailor your conversation. Our goal is to ensure that you are well informed on the appropriate topics and help you show interviewers how you will benefit their programs.
Follow-up. After your residency interview, you will be able to follow up with your coach for feedback. He or she will help identify any issues that you had and provide suggestions on how to prepare for your next residency interview.
Training will be done live and one-on-one, utilizing popular online software. You can participate in live residency interview training with an internet connection. This is because your body language and interacting with an interviewer is as important as how you answer questions.
Residency Interview Coaching 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 assess you and provide you feedback and allows you time to practice answers before the next prep session. Over a period of time, as you prepare, we will also assign articles for you to read and other homework to complete. This method enables us to evaluate your preparation progress while giving you time for self-improvement.
We recognize the complexities of managing a busy schedule, especially for those working during regular business hours. Our standard operating hours are Monday to Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST, and Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM EST. However, we offer the flexibility of evening hours for residency interview preparation on a case-by-case basis to accommodate your needs. Please note that we do not offer interview preparation services on Saturdays.
Our philosophy is to work one-on-one with an applicant, as no two applicants are the same. We want your answers to questions to be specific and reflect your experience and application. A coach can spend more time with an applicant; the results are better one-to-one. If, however, we feel that there is a very specific reason for you to participate in a group residency interview, we may arrange a session.
The certainty is important because our residency interview preparation course goes beyond preparing you to answer general interview questions. We review the profile and objective statements at the specific program you will be interviewing. We tailor the training for that specific residency program while ensuring that you understand how the training can help you with all your interviews.
Yes! We strongly recommend sending a residency interview thank you note afterward. We can help with our Thank You Letter service.
While the technique is adaptable, interviews in different specialties have different requirements. Thus, Internal Medicine residency interview preparation, Radiology interview preparation, Family Medicine, Pediatrics or Surgery interview preparation should differ from each other.
When you schedule your first mock interview, you should already have decided on your specialty and know with which residency program you will be interviewing.
Based on more than 18 years of conducting mock interview preparations and tracking applicants’ success, we developed a 4-hour interview preparation course with an optimal mix of duration, value, and efficiency. Just one hour is not enough, but after completing our interview preparation course, you may wish to have another hour to prepare for a specific program. In this case, we will gladly assist you with an additional hour of mock interview preparation. Please, contact us to learn more.
As you are purchasing a four-hour course, our team will ensure we have time to accommodate you. IMGPrep will cap the sale of Interview Prep based on the number of applicants allowing us to accommodate the hours necessary to prepare our candidates; we do not provide any refunds for unused hours.