1 month ago
Back at it again! Traded my scrubs in for a suit for #InterviewSeason 👩🏼⚕️ This all feels very familiar as just 3 short years ago I was interviewing for Pediatrics residency! Currently, I am interviewing for Neonatology fellowship. The interview days compared to residency interview days are overall a little shorter, but jammed full! So far, I have had between 5-7 short interviews with faculty at each program (compared with residency where I usually had 2-3 interviews). I’ve really enjoyed it because I have been able to meet a lot of different people with various scholarly interests, so I am able to really get a feel for the program. Since this time around there is no couples match for me, I am going on much fewer interviews which will be nice 😊 Since it’s coming up on interview season for all the 4th year med students, I thought I would share some of my interview tips:
- Always carry on your interview outfit on the plane, do not check it!
- Leave plenty of time in the morning to get where you need to be. You don’t need any added stress in the morning and hospitals/campuses can be confusing!
- Have some questions prepared for your interviewer. Some will start out the interview with “What questions do you have for me?” Be ready to drive the conversation.
- Relax ☺️ Interviews can be fun! It’s about finding a mutual fit, so be yourself!
- Keep an open mind and be honest with yourself
Good luck to everyone applying for residency/fellowship/jobs! You all worked hard to get where you are, so congratulations 🎉