Category Archives: Interviewing Success

EP42. Nail The Interview (Again)

Time flies when you’re having fun, and we’re certainly having a lot of fun getting ready for another interview season! Last year, we released an episode called Nail The Interview to help all the EM Studs out there prepare. Here it is again, re-released for your listening pleasure. Oh, and to help you on interviews.

The 7 P’s of RSI, or Really Stellar Interviewing

  • Preparation
  • Practice
  • Punctuality
  • Professionalism
  • Precision
  • Avoidance of Pet Peeves
  • Perspective

EP38. AAMC Standardized Video Interview… Interview (Part 2)

Attention all EM applicants for the 2018 Match!

Beginning this year, all students applying to Emergency Medicine will need to complete an online video interview as part of the ERAS application. This was actually piloted last year, and it is now being rolled out to a broader group of applicants.

For more information about the SVI, we invited back Dr. Atul Grover, Executive VP of the AAMC.

Lots more information available on the AAMC Standardized Video Interview website, including a must-read, The AAMC Standardized Video Interview: Essentials for the ERAS® 2018 Season.

EP32. Gender Bias with Dr. Charlotte Wills and Dr. Dara Kass

Traveling.  Smiling.  Asking one… more… question… when you’ve already asked them all.

Residency interviews can already be pretty stressful.  But on top of that, what if you’re asked about your marital status?  Or whether you plan on having kids during residency?

In this episode, Dr. Charlotte Wills, Residency Program Director at Highland EM in Oakland, CA, and Dr. Dara Kass (@darakass), Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at NYU and Editor-in-Chief of FemInEm.org, share their thoughts and research about gender and other forms of bias during residency interviews.

From the episode:

How Prevalent Are Potentially Illegal Questions During Residency Interviews?

EP26. AAMC Standardized Video Interview… Interview

Word on the street is that the AAMC is piloting a brand new video interview process. So how will that affect your application, interview offers, and overall match success??

[Cue panic…]

Actually, it won’t.  This is a voluntary research project designed to see if video interviews might be helpful in the future. According to the AAMC,

In an effort to improve the transition to residency process, the AAMC has developed the Standardized Video Interview as an innovative tool to enable applicants to share a more holistic picture of themselves, beyond academic metrics, to add breadth and depth to their application, as well as to provide residency program directors with additional information to assess applicants. The pilot use of this tool is being conducted as a research study, designed to test the potential of this tool as an addition to the other tools currently available to applicants and program directors during the residency selection process. From June 27 – August 30, applicants to ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency programs who volunteer for the study will be asked to respond to six questions on two ACGME competencies: professionalism, and interpersonal and communication skills. Although the interviews will be rated and scored, the information will be used for research-purposes only. Neither videos nor scores will be shared with residency programs. Residency programs will not know if an applicant has participated in the study. At the conclusion of the interview, applicants will be asked to complete a short survey.

If you’re still intrigued/paranoid after reading the paragraph above, listen to our latest podcast episode, featuring an interview with the executive vice president of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Atul Grover. More information is also available on the AAMC’s SVI Research Study website including FAQ.