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The Residency Interview 101:  
Quickly and Confidently Get the Expert Answers You Need 

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Learn the secrets behind
powerful and unforgettable
residency interviews 

straight from the experts.

Learn our simple, straightforward, step-by-step approach to the major residency interview questions

Receive clear explanations and before-and-after videos. No more worrying about where to start or what to say.

Learn how to craft powerful, unique responses. No more concerns about sounding like every other applicant.

Learn how to craft unforgettable responses. Because the stakes are too high for you to bring anything but your best.

Course Preview

"Where do you see yourself
in 15 years?"

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"Tell me about a time when you were disappointed in your performance"

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What Applicants Have to Say

Would I recommend this course? Yes!


I wanted to demonstrate that I was an ideal, unique candidate to my interviewers.  I was very unsettled entering the interview season because I feared that all applicants could easily sound the same to an interviewer. 


This course most certainly taught me how to do that (demonstrate that I was an ideal, unique candidate.)


The course was very thorough and filled with robust examples. It challenged me to speak boldly and confidently about my accomplishments. 


N.D., Successfully Matched

I can definitively say that the advice transformed the way in which I present myself.


I learned how to frame my responses to set myself apart from the hundreds of other interviewees under consideration (after all, we are much more alike than different!).


If another applicant were to ask me if they should purchase this course, I would say yes!!!



The course was much more helpful than books, videos, or practice interviews with friends, because it showed examples of an "okay" interview answer and then how to improve that answer.


This really helped me stand out from other applicants.


Pricing & Services

The Successful Match Book

Interview Course

Interview Coaching


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the average cost of public medical school (four years) in the U.S.


$105,000 (in-state)

$105,000 (in-state)

the average cost of private medical school (four years) in the U.S.


the cost of the course that will boost your knowledge, confidence, and chances of getting into your dream residency


Receive In-Depth Guidance for 25 Common Residency Interview Questions

  • Introduction

  • Tell me about yourself.

  • What are your strengths?

  • What is your greatest weakness?

  • Why did you apply to our residency program?

  • Why do you want to be a dermatologist?

  • Why do you want to be an internist and not another healthcare professional?

  • If you couldn’t get into residency, what would you do instead?

  • Where do you see yourself in 15 years?
  • What do you see as the pros and cons of being a surgeon?

  • What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

  • Icebreaker Questions

  • Tell me about the particular challenge you encountered.

  • How do you cope with criticism?

  • How do you handle conflict?

  • Tell me about your research.

  • Tell me about your shadowing experiences.

  • Tell me about a time when you made a mistake.

  • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a classmate who wasn't doing their part.

  • Tell me about a time when you were disappointed in your performance.

  • Tell me about a time when you had to build a relationship with someone you did not like.

  • Tell me about a patient who made an impact on you.

  • What do you consider to be some of the most pressing health issues today?

  • What questions do you have for me?

  • How long will it take to go through the course?
    It really depends on where you are currently in terms of preparation. Some of our students have completed the course in 1 to 2 weeks of focused work. For students who have already written multiple secondary essays, that work will help speed up the interview preparation process significantly. Another key factor is how many medical schools you will be interviewing with. One key focus of our course is that the best interview responses are those that are targeted to the particular medical school. Multiple medical schools means more time spent researching each school.
  • How was the course created?
    Dr. Rajani Katta and Dr. Samir Desai have been medical school faculty for over 20 years and they've written multiple best-selling books in medical education. Using their direct experience interviewing and advising applicants, they created this course to help students quickly and confidently prepare for their interviews. The course, with videos, allowed them to expand on the information found in their books.
  • Will I have access to Dr. Katta and Dr. Desai?
    We are so excited to see our students achieve their goals. We will be holding a one-hour group session dedicated to the students going through the course every month during interview season. You can attend and ask us anything. We will be holding a special introductory group session to welcome our new students.
  • Should I do the course or the coaching?
    Some of our students have completed the course and then decided they could use additional help. Coaching can help identify themes and achievements that would be compelling to an admissions committee. Coaching can also help applicants reduce anxiety and provide important feedback. Having said that, most of our students feel extremely prepared having gone through the course, and most of our students do not require any additional coaching.
  • Can I share the course?
    The course is priced for a single user only. Please feel free to share our many free helpful resources, which includes our multiple articles, blog posts, and podcast episodes. However, as this course is priced for a single user only, we rely on our students to abide by this policy. As medical school faculty, we trust that our students, as future physicians, will exhibit the same level of integrity that we expect from physicians.
  • What if this course isn't for me?
    No worries! We offer a full money-back guarantee on your purchase within seven days.

Contact Us!

If you have any questions, please contact us via email

About the Experts

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Dr. Rajani Katta


Dr. Samir Desai


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