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  • MedRookie

    March 8, 2016 at 6:38 pm
    QuickSelver, post: 354, member: 0 wrote:
    I agree that the two mentioned above are the most critical (USMLE scores and Clinical Experience). However I have also heard that a huge factor is how you interview. Two recommendations that were given to me to prepare for residency in the future were;

    1. Work on improving your CV/Resume.
    2. Show the program director that you are way above your CV and scores.

    When you really look at it 90% of the match is completely mathematical. 90% of people match (US Citizens) the other 10% go in favor of contacts, program director, luck and strategy.

    According to Einstein odds of getting matched will decrease each year
    “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is Insanity”

    I would agree with the aforementioned responses, and once you are selected for an interview the assumption is you are good enough to be a part of their program and team which is where the people skills and behavioral interview questions are key.

    It also never hurts to learn as much as you can about programs in advance by reaching out to them in advance.