EMRA HAngouts "The Interview"
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If redflags aren't bought up by the interviewer, what's the best way to bring it up during the interview? (besides adding it the personal statement)
How exactly is the interview used to compare applications and create the rank order? Is there a holistic meeting where people just debate who they liked more or is there a scoring system of the interviews that allows quantifiable ordering?
Is it appropriate and legal to inform a program it is your #1 choice at the end of the season?
What is your #1 favorite question to be asked in an interview?
I realize applications are still be assessed right now, but is it appropriate to start contacting programs about you interest if you haven’t heard from them yet?
What advice would you give to DO applicants with regards to addressing OMM? Is this something to be played up as a uniqueness, or to be downplayed as something largely irrelevant to EM?
What is the best way to go about answering why should we put you at the top of our rank list?
What is a good time table for booking interviews? Would morning or afternoon be a better time? Also, when in the interview season is the best time to book an interview?
What are some thing you look for from an IMG to make them competitive with the general applicant pool?
When it comes to ranking applicants for your programs, what weight would you say is put in the interview compared to that of the application in terms of CVs, test scores, and etc?
How much value do you place on working in healthcare prior to medical school?
Who would you advise reaching out to if you want to stick around after an interview to spend a few hours in the ED
What are some good questions to ask the PD/what questions pique your interest or do you wish you had asked when you were going through interviews?
What’s an example of someone who is a good applicant but somehow isn’t a good fit for your program?
I'm a Canadian IMG - How heavily does the requirement for J1 Visa tend to weigh in the decision to grant interviews?
What are the top three qualities you look for in an applicant during the interview?
If you decide to spend time in the ED, will it be an assessment of your clinical knowledge or more of your fit in the program?
With regards to obtaining the interview, how important is it for the student to rotate fourth year at your EM program?
Do you find that students that rotated with you end up higher ranked than those that didnt?
How much truth is there to the statement, "Not all SLOEs are equal" and can you please discuss why.
Thank you all so much for your advice and for taking the time to talk to all of us tonight!