Saturday, July 25, 2009

Interview questions asked by residency programs

Interview questions asked by residency programs

  • Why do you wish to join our residency program?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Where do you see yourself in ten years, after your residency?
  • Do you have a standard ECFMG certificate?
  • Do you have any medical research experience?
  • What made you join medicine?
  • From your CV, I notice that you are a foreign medical graduate. Why did you leave your country? Why did you decide to come to America?
  • What made you choose this residency specialty (Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Family practice, OB/GYN, Anesthesiology etc.)?
  • Why did you choose this fellowship (Cardiology, GI etc.)?
  • What were your USMLE scores?
  • If you were asked to describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?
  • In your Curriculum Vitae (CV), there is a gap of 1 year. Why?
  • How many residency interviews have you completed so far?
  • As an international medical graduate (IMG), what differences do you see between the health care delivery systems of your country and America?
  • What is your medical career plan?
  • What do you do in your spare time?
  • Have you completed all ECFMG requirements, to start a residency?
  • What are your interests?
  • Are you applying to any other residency specialty?
  • How do you handle adversity?
  • Why are your USMLE scores low?
  • As an International medical graduate, what is your opinion about socialized health care?
  • What is your most memorable patient encounter?
  • Which residency programs have you interviewed at?
  • Tell me about an interesting case you have seen?
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Did you take any course to write the USMLE & CSA exams?
  • What were your scores in your residency in-service exams?
  • From your CV, I see that you are a foreign medical graduate. How well do you see yourself adapting to the American health system.


Dr STUD said...

can u post regarding visa questions?

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