An invitation to interview is confirmation that you're considered a competitive candidate for a residency position. However, your work is just starting. You'll need to be extremely thorough and diligent in your interview preparation to maximize your chances of success.
In the most recent NRMP Program Director Survey of anesthesiology residency programs, "interactions with faculty during interview" and "interpersonal skills" were the two most important factors for ranking applicants. These two factors were given mean importance ratings of 4.8 and 4.9, respectively, out of 5.0 (scale from 1 [not at all important] to 5 [very important]).
Resources to Help You Stand Out in the Residency Interview
How to Succeed in Your Residency Interview Read more >>
Residency Interviewing by Dr. John Eck Read more >>
American Society of Anesthesiology: Mastering the Interview Read more >>
Questions to Ask the Anesthesiology Residency Interviewer Podcast Listen more >>
The Book THE SUCCESSFUL MATCH 2017 (6 Detailed Chapters on Interview Prep, including How to Answer Commonly Asked Questions). Read more >>
Residency Interview Coaching Service with Dr. Samir Desai Read more >>
“It was always my dream to end up at UPenn but it never worked out. I didn't get into college there or med school. So when I received the anesthesia interview invite, I was so happy.
Not wanting to take any chances, I signed up for the mock interview with Dr. Desai. I was able to really improve my interview skills and answers, and went into my interview with confidence. I'll never forget how it felt when I matched there. Thank you so much!”
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