No matter how similar two applicants, we never do group residency interview preparation. We know that when you have internal medicine residency interview scheduled with a specific program, you need to prepare differently than if you have a psychiatry residency in mind. When it comes to medical interview preparation, there is no substitute for study and practice. We will coach 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.
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 program.
Don’t make the same mistake. You need to make every one of those opportunities count. You should ask yourself: How to prepare for 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 learned from the thousands of preparation sessions we’ve conducted with applicants over the past 14 years. Our intensive medical residency interview coaching will focus on your individual strengths and weaknesses. Your residency interview training will include mock interviews with difficult questions.
According to a recent NRMP Program Director Survey Report, the top factors of mean importance in ranking an applicant for a residency position were solely related to the applicant’s performance during the interview. 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. As long as you have an internet connection, you can participate in live residency interview training. This is because your body language and how you interact 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 not only assess you and provide you feedback, but it affords 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 understand you have a busy schedule, and will work with you to find a convenient time to conduct residency interview training.
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 reflective of your personal experience and application. A coach can spend more time with an applicant and 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 go beyond preparing you to answer general interview questions. We review the profile and objective statements at the specific program where 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 14 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 the completion of 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.