Resident Interviewing Tips

Interviewing Tips

  1. Dress Appropriately
  2. Be on time
  3. Set Interview Objectives
    • Do your homework on the area so you can spend your time asking questions about the hospital and practice.
    • Find out what you need to know to determine if the practice is right for you.
    • Make sure you do all you can do to make a good first impression.
    • Leave the interview with the option to pursue the position.
  4. Be Able to Answer These Questions
    • What is it about the practice or the the area that appeals to you?
    • What are your personal short and long-term goals?
    • What level of compensation do you require?
    • What would your colleagues say about your character and abilities?
    • What were the high and low points of your residency?
    • Do you have any interest in academics, administration or a specific niche?
    • What are your interests outside of medicine?
    • Are you willing to relocate?
  5. Be Comfortable and Confident
    • If you find this is an opportunity that strongly interests you, either during the interview or in a follow-up letter, ask for the contract information for a couple other members of the group. This will allow you to get acquainted and learn another person’s perspective on the practice.
  6. Be Prepared
    • Bring questions to help you size up the opportunity; extra copies of your CV as well as three references with titles, phone numbers and email addresses.
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