The Strategy Behind Answering Residency Interview Questions: Why Sample Answers is Not Enough.

David and I are proud to proudly stand behind Residency Interview Questions as the founders. One thing that makes us so different is that we have a personal story behind our product and service. Both of us are immigrants from China with dreams of becoming doctors here in the U.S. We were lucky to have Read more about The Strategy Behind Answering Residency Interview Questions: Why Sample Answers is Not Enough.[…]

Residency Interview Questions and The Art of Conversational Threading

Conversational threading is a very useful skill in the context of answering residency interview questions. These interviews are not only a platform for showcasing your unique characteristics but also an opportunity to exhibit interpersonal skills and the ability to engage in meaningful conversations. Let’s delve into the significance of conversational threading and how mastering this Read more about Residency Interview Questions and The Art of Conversational Threading[…]

The Importance of the First Impressions for Residency Interviews

How long does it take to make a first impression? Approximately 7 seconds. As humans, we have an amazing ability to size each other up. It was an evolutionary requirement to understand whether a new person was a friend or threat. The first test of a residency interview is the first impression. There are a Read more about The Importance of the First Impressions for Residency Interviews[…]

Residency Interview Questions: The Dreaded Behavioral Questions

Behavioral questions have become a staple of residency interview questions for many program directors and faculty members. So what are behavioral interview questions anyway? Behavioral interview questions are questions that focus on asking a candidate to talk about a prior experience and actions based on a specific scenario. The goal is to understand the depth Read more about Residency Interview Questions: The Dreaded Behavioral Questions[…]

The 3 Most Important Residency Interview Questions to Nail: Part 3 – Why Choose You?

We’re here at Part 3! In Part 1, we talked why nailing “Tell Me About Yourself” is so important. We hope you found the tips helpful. In Part 2, we gave you some of our favorite questions to ask and gave you some strategies on how to use this to your advantage to sell your Read more about The 3 Most Important Residency Interview Questions to Nail: Part 3 – Why Choose You?[…]

The 3 Most Important Residency Interview Questions to Nail: Part 2

Welcome to part 2! In part 1, we talked about the best way to nail the “Tell Me About Yourself” question. In part 2, we’re going to tackle a residency interview question you’re going to get. The question is: “Do you have any questions for me?” We here at Residency Interview Questions, truly believe this Read more about The 3 Most Important Residency Interview Questions to Nail: Part 2[…]

The 3 Most Important Residency Interview Questions to Nail: Part 1

We definitely have RIQ clients that want to be prepared for everything. We totally understand that because of the importance of each and every interview. However, there are definitely diminishing returns. Not all residency interview questions are created equal. In fact, you may struggle to be authentic if you are trying to have answers to Read more about The 3 Most Important Residency Interview Questions to Nail: Part 1[…]

The Importance of the Residency Interview: Challenges Facing IMGs

The data is clear – if you are an international medical graduate (IMG) you are at a disadvantage for matching compared to American medical graduate (AMG). In a 2022 survey of program directors published by the National Residency Match Program, 80% of programs will seldom or never interview a non-U.S. IMG. For U.S. citizen IMGs! Read more about The Importance of the Residency Interview: Challenges Facing IMGs[…]

Be Prepared for Your Medical Residency interview: Top Four Tips on What to Research Beforehand

We want to give you a roadmap here on how you can best be prepared for your medical residency interview with these top four tips. One key aspect of preparation is going to conduct the necessary research on the residency program you are interviewing in. This does not mean 12 hours of detailed background work. Read more about Be Prepared for Your Medical Residency interview: Top Four Tips on What to Research Beforehand[…]

Top 5 Tips for Nailing Your Virtual Residency Interviews

Virtual Residency Interviews: Top 5 Tips Virtual residency interviews are the new normal. David and I still remember vividly how we traveled around the country to 50+ hospitals and residency sites on planes, trains, and buses. This got worse in the winter with flight cancellations, flus, and tight connections. I had to go to New Read more about Top 5 Tips for Nailing Your Virtual Residency Interviews[…]

Tips to Increase the Number of Residency Interviews for IMGs in the Residency Match

This is a numbers game. Increasing the number of residency interviews you get is essential to success. We wanted to share some of our tips and tricks on how to increase the number of interviews after your application is submitted. Why is this important? We know that every single residency interview is precious. Precious.  For Read more about Tips to Increase the Number of Residency Interviews for IMGs in the Residency Match[…]

Nailing Residency Interview Questions with Zero Research Experience

We frequently work with clients that start out who have zero research experience. This can certainly making interviewing difficult – research interests become an interesting talking point in interviews. There are often questions related to an interest in research during residency interviews. All of the international medical graduates (IMG) or foreign medical graduates (FMG) who Read more about Nailing Residency Interview Questions with Zero Research Experience[…]

Welcome to the 2019 Match Season! Important Dates and Policy Changes from the NMRP.

The 2019 Main Residency Match® is about commence with registration opening September 15th, 2018. We outline the most important dates here – but do consistently check the National Resident Matching Program® (NMRP) website for any changes. In this post, we’ll highlight some key dates as well as any major policy changes. This is up to Read more about Welcome to the 2019 Match Season! Important Dates and Policy Changes from the NMRP.[…]

RIQ Turns 5 years Old – A Continued Commitment to Helping Our Clients Match for 2018-2019

There are many resources currently that can help you prepare for all the USMLE steps. Observerships are widely available – but some are better than others. David and I started RIQ almost 5 years ago, because we saw a huge gap in interview preparation. We see so many applicants spend years and $10,000 or more Read more about RIQ Turns 5 years Old – A Continued Commitment to Helping Our Clients Match for 2018-2019[…]