Relevant articles for medical students

  • How to Ask for a Great Letter of Recommendation

    Nov 05, 2022

    Strong letters of recommendation are essential for supporting your residency application and matching well. This article details how to ensure you get great letters of recommendation.

  • Preparing for Residency Interviews

    Nov 05, 2022

    The more you prepare, the better you will do during interviews, the most crucial step in securing your residency of choice. Be sure to do an extra level of preparation about each...

  • Tilting the Residency Match In Your Favor

    Jan 28, 2020

    You have finished your residency interviews, written thank you notes or emails to those who interviewed you, and have determined your rank list for the Match. Now what? How do you tilt...

  • Tips for Interview Follow Up

    Mar 10, 2019

    I previously wrote a blog post on writing thank you notes following residency interviews. Then, during this interview season, I received one of the most thorough, well-written, sincere thank you notes I...

  • Organizing Your Thoughts After the Residency Interview Day

    Nov 20, 2018

    As you progress through residency interviews, compiling your thoughts and observations can help you stay organized and begin to formulate your rank list. As I detailed in another blog post called “Preparing...

  • Thank You Notes Following Residency Interviews: A Unique Opportunity to Make a Great Second Impression

    Nov 02, 2018

    The topic of thank you notes following residency interviews gets a fair amount of attention, so I thought I would weigh in and offer some advice. The questions about thank you notes,...

  • Dos and Don'ts on Your Residency Personal Statement

    Aug 22, 2018

    The residency personal statement creates a lot of anxiety for applicants. While it is very unlikely to make your application, it can potentially break your application. Here are some tips to avoid...

  • Common Residency Interview Questions

    Aug 15, 2018

    The following are common residency interview questions, as well as a few less common but challenging questions. Knowing the type of questions you likely will be asked will help you prepare for...

  • Ten Actions to Ace Your Outpatient Rotations

    Aug 13, 2018

    Acing a rotation requires more than just showing up, getting along with your team, demonstrating excellent medical knowledge, and taking great care of your patients. This article provides key information about how...