The only IMG residency interview preparation program you need

Specifically Designed for International and Caribbean Medical Graduates

Expert Video Demonstrations, Analysis, and Full-length Answers
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The Video Course

The RIQ Course is a unique, powerful residency interview preparation system. You get full-length video answers (90+ videos) to the most important interview questions – specifically designed for the IMG or Caribbean medical school graduate. We have 100+ pages of sample answers, answer outlines, and analysis of top interview answers.

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Mock Interview

With RIQ Mock Interview, you’ll get the same Video Course and sample answers, and individual 1 on 1 coaching and mock interview with an expert RIQ interview coach. Interview advice is tailored to your unique application, situation and CV.

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Interview Advice Blog

Check out our blog for useful tips for FREE. We share our own personal statements and ERAS application. We talk about everything from Thank You Notes, to Top Interview Questions, to What to Wear.

Expert Video Demonstrations, Analysis, and Full-length Answers


Residency Interview Questions (RIQ) is a 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 100+ 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.

  • 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 the formula 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 coaches who have navigated the process and matched at their top choices during their own interviews. 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.

Match Successes with RIQ

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

We practiced answers, tested each other and crafted perfect answers for ALL of the most commonly asked questions. After we matched, we went back and talked to Program Director and 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.

Here are some applicant success stories

  • As an applicant with 15 years between graduation and an unsuccessful match attempt, George joined RIQ 1 on 1 Coaching and was able to match at his TOP choice. He used our video prep for answering questions on gap years between training and anxiety of returning to residency.
  • We matched multiple applicants with Step 1 scores below 219 and two applicants with Step score below 209. With the RIQ Video Course, they were able to address their weaknesses and turn them around to their strengths.
  • Our videos are great for those less familiar with English. Laura, an applicant 5 years after graduation with significant language difficulties, was able to match at her TOP choice.
  • 54% of our applicants are MORE than 5 years after graduation, and RIQ is able to help them successfully match at a rate significantly higher than average.
  • We've successfully matched applicants to Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology, Pathology, and more.
  • 9 out of 10 RIQ users would strongly recommend our service!

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.

Steve Xu M.D.

Interview Specialist | 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.

Interview Advice Blog

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.