What are your expectations of what your life will be like after residency?
What’s your visual image of your life as a doctor?
What are your goals?
What have you done in your life that shows that you are a hard working and dedicated?
(Remember, it doesn’t have to be restricted to medicine.)
Why should we pick you? What could you offer this program?
Where else have youapplied?
What was the most interesting case that you have been involved in? What is your most memorable patient encounter?
Do you see any problems managing a professional and a personal life?
Are you prepared for the rigors of residency? How do you normally handle conflict? Pressure?Why did you get (a certain) low grade?
What do you do in your free time?
What are you looking for in aresidency program?
What do you want to talk about?
Tell me about yourself?
Why do you want to come to America?
You have been away from medicine for some time what have you done to keep up?
If English is not your first language how comfortable are you working in the US ?
What is the training i n your country like?
What 3 things in life do you value as most important?
What is your focus in familymedicine? What are your interests?
Do you feel comfortable working with patients of all ages?
What kind of people do you feel it hardest to deal with?
Why have you chosen to apply to this program ?
What do you know about HIPAA?
Describe yourself in 3 words?
How many residency interviews have you completed so far?
What differences do you see between the health care delivery systems of yourcountry and America?
As an International medical graduate, what is your option about socialized health care?
Do you have any questions? (yes...)
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Why are you interested in this specialty? (#1 question asked)
How well do you feel you were trained to start as an intern?
Describe your learning style.
What do you think about...the current and future stateof healthcare, this specialty, etc.?
What would you do if you knew one of your more senior residents was doing something wrong? filling out H&P's without doing the evaluations, tying someone's tubes without consent...and other ethical questions.)
Which types of patients do you work with most effectively? (least effectively?)
How do you make important decisions?
If you could no longer be aphysician, what career would you choose?
What if you do not match?
Can you think of anything else you would like to add? (yes...)
Have you done any research?
QUESTIONS TO THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR:
What is the philosophy of the program?
Who are the faculty?
What kind of curriculum is offered?
How many hospitals participate in the program?
Is a thesis or publication required during training?
Isthere time and funding for conferences and meetings?
To what extent do residents manage patients?
What is the patient mix and what are the community demographics?
Do residents perform surgery?
Is the program changing, and why?
What do residents here like most and least?
What are the research, clinical, teaching opportunities?
What is the scope of experience I can expect?
What is the programlike (in the sub-specialty I’m interested in)?
Where are the graduates of the program now?
How much elective time is there and how is it usually used?
Is the Chairperson staying?
What percentage of graduates enter fellowships?
How is the training divided?
What are the weaknesses of the program?
Do residents have time to read?
How available are the attendings (including nights andweekends)?
What were the results of the last accreditation visit?
Are there any joint residency activities?
What is the patient mix? Does it reflect the community demographics?
What kind of community outreach might we be involved in?
Competitiveness of the Program:
What do you look for in a candidate?
How many people do you rank?
How do your residents perform on boards?
What is this program most...