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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Three Interviewers, 20 Candidates, One Hour

A client of mine recently had a residency interview that went something like this:

1) Introduction of the program (30 minutes)

2) Hospital tour (30 minutes)

3) Round robin interview session (60 minutes) 
There were three interviewers who interviewed roughly 20 candidates in only one hour. How can anyone make a judgement about someone if they spend, literally, only five - 10 minutes "interviewing" them.

I will revisit this topic later in the season as I gather more data to see if  this is a trend. Have any readers had similar experiences? Would you like it if your resident physician was chosen based on only three, five minute interviews?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Contacting MedEdits

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Residency Interview Tips

Read my latest article on The Student Doctor Network. Written specifically about residency interviews, alot of this information will also be useful for medical school applicants.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!

To all of my blog subscribers:

While I will continue to make traditional blog posts, I am making the transition to tweeting. I encourage all of you to follow MedEdits on Twitter and like MedEdits on Facebook so you can stay up to date with my posts.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Physician Shortage Worse Than Anticipated

The Association of American Medical Colleges just released a report detailing that physician shortages in the near future could be much worse than originally anticipated. If the number of residency training positions are not increased, in only 10 years, the US could face a shortage of 90,000 doctors. This shortage will affect all specialties -- not only primary care.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

$100,000 For a Residency Match?

How much would you pay someone if they guaranteed to find you a residency match? Learn about one such company that offered this "service" to clients when the outcome wasn't so great.  I am quoted in this intriguing Wall Street Journal article. Click Here to read.

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