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Residency Interview Season, by the Numbers

I’m a 4th year med student who has just finished interviewing for Emergency Medicine residencies, and Doctors in Training has kindly agreed to let me share some of my experiences. I'll be the first to admit that interview seasons can be exhausting and stressful; however, I had a wonderful time on some of my interview trips. I hope that some of these tips will help you do the same! Continue reading

Residency Interview

How to Interact with Residents During Residency Interviews

Residency interviews are typically an all-day process in which you’ll tour the hospital(s), perhaps sit in on grand rounds or an educational conference, and meet with several faculty members and the Program Director for formal interviews. You’ll also have many opportunities to visit with current interns and residents. Continue reading

Writing a Personal Statement to Match

Personal Statement Success

One of the great challenges of the residency application process is writing a personal statement. It sounds simple enough on the surface: a 1-page essay that sets you apart from the other applicants and makes the program director eager to meet you. But it seems that nothing induces writer’s block faster than asking a medical student to write about him- or herself. Continue reading