The only residency interview preparation program you'll need

Specifically Designed for International and Caribbean Medical Graduates

Expert Video Demonstrations, Analysis, and Full-length Answers

The RIQ Course

The RIQ Course is a unique, powerful residency interview preparation system. This is the only program you will need. You get full-length video answers (90+) to the most important interview questions – specifically designed for the IMG or Caribbean medical school graduate.

RIQ Concierge

Unlike other services, we put our names and credentials on the website. You know that if you sign-up, you will be getting a coach highly qualified in this area. With RIQ Concierge, you’ll be given individual attention to supercharge your chances. You get our RIQ video course for the entire season as well as 1 on 1 interview coaching, email question support, and custom, tailored interview guidance.

Interview Advice Blog

Check out our blog for useful tips. We share our own personal statements and ERAS application. We talk about everything from Thank You Notes to what to wear.

Expert Video Demonstrations, Analysis, and Full-length Answers


Residency Interview Questions (RIQ) is a dedicated residency interview preparation system, specifically designed for the international medical graduate (IMG) or Caribbean medical graduate. Here's how it works: we've created more than 90 videos and hundreds of pages of content to teach you how to nail the highest-yield residency interview questions. Watch and learn from the content, style and body language of true-to-life interview demonstrations. The interview questions you will face are known, let RIQ show you how to create the perfect answers.


Match successfully with our program or your next year is free. We'll even throw in a 1 hour session to strengthen your application for next year.

  • Expert video examples, in-depth analysis and personalized attention

    90+ HD-videos provide real-world examples and expert insight. There is more than 100 pages of content to help you craft your own answers. We believe that great interview skills can be taught. Learn the break down of each of the most common, highest-yield residency interview questions. See how we employ body language and tone. We give you a formula after to craft your own answer.


    IMGs and Caribbean graduates are at a disadvantage in the U.S. residency process - the interview is the most important, modifiable part of your application that you can strengthen. We have an experienced team of top applicants who have navigated the process. We have worked closely with hundreds of IMGs in a variety of hospital settings to build this system. RIQ has worked with chief residents, faculty interviewers and program directors to provide insider tips. Our program is the only preparation you need to nail your residency interviews.

Our Team

We spent hundreds of hours preparing for residency interviews. We practiced answers, tested each other and crafted perfect answers for ALL of the most commonly asked questions. After we matched, we talked about our experiences. We went back and talked to Program Directors, other successful IMG residents about their experiences. This was how RIQ was born. We realized IMGs need a leg up in navigating this challenging process.

Collectively Steve, Amin, and David have interviewed at over ​45 different hospitals and academic medical centers across the United States. They have first hand knowledge on how you can perform at your BEST.

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David Xu M.D.

Interview Specialist | Founder
David interviewed and matched into ophthalmology. He was offered over 25 interviews making him one of the most competitive candidates in his year.
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Steve Xu M.D.

Interview Speciliast | Founder
Steve MD, MSc was born in China. Like David, Steve was offered more than 15 interviews making him one of the most competitive candidates in his year.
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Kevan Ghobadi

Business Development
Kevan is an IT specialist who has worked with a variety of organizations. He specializes in providing an expert user experience.

Interview Advice

Get in touch

Do you have any questions about RIQ? Trying to figure out if RIQ can help your unique situation? Wondering about individual coaching with the RIQ experts? Have any specific questions? We are happy to help you and will reply back within 24-48 hours.