Comprehensive Interview Kit 
Live online training workshop for medical residency and fellowship interviews

September 29, 2018, 10:00am-4:30pm

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Our experienced interviewers have created a comprehensive interview kit to fully prepare you for your interview. Cover all your bases with interactive lectures, demo interview, live Q&A, information for foreign medical graduates, and example questions from experienced interviewers from prestigious medical programs.


Our interviewers are all attending physicians and include program directors from such diverse fields as surgery, pulmonology & internal medicine.

You've worked hard and are in the home stretch. Don't leave the final moment to chance. Our interview kit will fully prepare you for whatever you may encounter in your interview. Learn what interviewers are really thinking, mistakes they've seen others make, and what they are actually looking for in an applicant.

An Interactive, Live Workshop

Information for applicants from foreign medical programs

Example Questions and Answers with Full Commentary

Lectures by 5 Attendings & Advice from Program Directors

Live Q&A

Ask the Interviewers YOUR questions

Our Presenters Are Experienced Interviewers from Prestigious Medical Programs

Your Workshop Hosts
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What's special about this seminar?

After a lifetime of studying and hard work, the future may come down to one day of face-to-face interactions. Some people are naturally great at presenting themselves. To others this does not come naturally. Fortunately, like most challenges in life, one can prepare in advance. Our partners have many years of interviewing and selecting qualified candidates. Seeing many candidates making glaring mistakes and awkward conversations over the years eventually convinced us that a seminar like this one is needed. We have put together what we believe will give the learners the tools they need to avoid the pitfalls of interviewing and be the best they can be.

Your Workshop Schedule

10:00-10:30 Introduction to Interviewing
Franck Rahaghi, MD, MHS, FCCP

  • Introduction to the day
  • General overview of the interview process

10:30-11:15 Conducting Yourself During an Interview
Joan St. Onge, MD and Franck Rahaghi, MD, MHS, FCCP

  • Appearance
  • Entrance
  • Body language/eye contact
  • Conversations

11:15-12:00 High Yield Questions
Nick Rahaghi, MD, PHD

  • Go over some typical questions and some possible answers

12:00 to 12:45 What Programs Want: Program Directors’ Perspective
Kfir Ben-David, MD, FACS

  • What program directors are looking for
  • How much do you bring up your accomplishments (research/grades/scores)
  • Some examples of people that have positively or negatively stood out
  • How the final selection is made and the importance of the interviews

12:45 to 1:30 Break

1:30 to 2:00 Interview Examples
Franck Rahaghi, MD, MHS, FCCP

  • A live Interview with a student
  • Examples of what not do

2:00 to 2:45 How to Prepare for Your Interview
Nick Rahaghi, MD, PhD

  • Getting information about the program
  • Preparing to tailor your approach to a specific program
  • Preparing your approach to specific interviewer

2:45 to 3:15 As You Go to Your Interview
Franck Rahaghi, MD, MHS, FCCP

  • Last minute preparations

3:15 to 4:15 Foreign Medical Graduates Special Hour
Dr. Anas Hadeh, MD

  • Special challenges of foreign medical graduates
  • Language skills
  • Special preparation regarding translating the acquired skills abroad to the need of the US programs
  • Final summary and advice

4:15-4:30 Wrap Up

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Testimonials

The questions we practiced were helpful and receiving pointers from someone knowledgeable with interviews gives you the confidence and appropriate preparation to succeed.

Viviana Paz, MD, Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, FL

The interview prep was an excellent opportunity which honed my interview skills. The guidance from the perspective of experienced interviewers from medical residencies and fellowship programs was priceless! I am certain these interview tips were integral to my success in the residency match 2017. One of the most helpful aspects was how to carry oneself in the interview and even how to dress for interviews.

Jodi-Ann Chin, MD, Cleveland Clinic Florida Internal Medicine
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