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tropicalcat: Thanksgiving gift: Pre-matched!---简单讲一下面经
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tropicalcat: Thanksgiving gift: Pre-matched!---简单讲一下面经
http://www.mitbbs.com/clubarticle_t/Pre_Resident_Club/25269.html

发信人: tropicalcat (tropicalcat), 信区: Pre_Resident_Club
标 题: 这应该算prematch吧
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Tue Nov 23 09:24:54 2010, 美东)

http://www.mitbbs.com/clubarticle_t/Pre_Resident_Club/25269.html


昨天收到第一个面试program PD的email说"Congratulations! Dr. Cat, I am please to offer you a PGY-1 position in July 2011"然后让我联系秘书处理paperwork.考虑了一上午,还是决定去他家了。虽然第二家PD很强烈的暗示我他会rank me highly但是没有prematch offer。第三家还没去。

One bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 还是决定从了吧。

My credential nd background:

Step 1 240
step 2 250
CS passed 1st attempt
One year USCE(hands-on experience with direct patient contact)
three LORs: 2 from American physicians, one from China
Graduated for 10 years.
No US research experience.

简单讲一下面经。

11月初去的第一家。Big name hospital in northeastern area. The program is huge and super IMG-friendly. There're about 20 of interviewees, of which many are from India and mid-east countries.

I am the only CMG. Program paid for the hotel and the dinner night before
was delicious. Residents dinning with us are nice and all seem happy working there.

On IV day, everyone gets to talk to 4 interviewers. All the questions I've
got were pretty normal, such as "tell me about yourself;why our program;
what's your career plan; tell me about your research, blahblah". No weird
questions at all.

Only one interviewer asked me about my other interviews and seemed more interested in selling his program after I told him I was going for another several. PD is very nice guy but I didn't interview with him.

I also had one resident interviewer who didn't ask me any questions at
all. Instead, she asked me to ask her questions. I bombarded her with tons
of questions and felt exhausted in the end. I believe she felt the same way.

Should've talked about more relaxing topics.That's a lesson for me. Only
one interviewer said he liked my personality, while with the rest I didn't
feel that much chemistry.
--


继续面经。
The second IV was at an academic program with strong research and
competitive salary. But downside is it's location, not appealing at all.
Interviewed with PD and two faculties. Talked to a female faculty first off
and grilled her with some tough questions. Then interviewed with PD who to
my surprise told me that the previous interview went pretty well. Our
conversation was kinda layback.The experience with the 3rd interviewer was a
nightmare for that all of her questions were tough. I felt that she
already had a strong prejudice against me the moment I stepped in.But I
still tried my best to keep my composure and answer her questions
appropriately.

She even questioned me about my observerships saying that I shouldn't have put them under category of volunteer work because I was not allowed to touch patient. I had to explained to her I didn't have that much choice when filled out CAF form. It is obvious that she has no clue how ERAS works.

My reflection:

Be upbeat.
Don't recite your transcripts.
Don't lie but don't be too honest, either.
Use the pre-iv dinner as a warm-up.
Be friendly to everyone, esp. program secretory. But don't act like a suck-
up either.
Hand-pick the questions for the interviewer. Individualized Qs can
distinguish you from other candidates and help you stay in interviewer's
memory as long enough.

Actually all those tips above can be found in JINGHUA QU. I just want to put some emphasis on them because they really worked out during my IVs. I appologize for being such a copy-cat.

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※ 修改:·tropicalcat 於 Nov 23 12:11:21 2010 修改本文·[FROM: 129.171.]

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