againstwind (逆风而行), 信区: MedicalCareer
标 题: Re: My experience and lessons from match (1)
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Sun Sep 30 04:16:04 2007)
usually PD will not ask your how many interviews you get, this is not an
appropriate question to ask a candidate, just like you would not ask how
many applicants they would interview. good program PDs will respect you. if
they asked, i would re-consider my decison when i rank them.
other questions that usually a good PD would not ask include medicine
related questions(some NY programs do that) and too personal questions such
as "are you planning to be pregnant soon?"
instead they will put the the questions this way: which area do you apply?
this is to see if you are blind shooting desparately or focus on some area,
even if you apply all the possible programs, you should not say so, adjust
your anwers to this program, if it's a big inner city hospital, you would
say i like city life and the dynamic enviorenment. if it's a small town
hospital, then you just say i enjoy the quiet and relaxing small town life,
good to raise family.
they will also start chatting with the question of " how is your interview
season going?" "are you almost done with your interviews", this is actually
fishing your information. just answer in a polite but non-specific way, such
as " it's going well, thank you for asking", "i am still in the middle of
it, i have to wait and see"... don't ever comment on other programs.
if the PD has pictures of his kids in the office, always comment on the
pictures: is that your son/daughter? how cute! how old is he/she now? ...
but limit on general conversation, don't get too personal, don't ask about
topics you are not familiar with.
when finish conversation, shake hands with PD firmly.look into his eyes and
say thank you for your time. if it's close to holiday, mention that "I wish
you and your family a wonderful holiday".