Practice interview

2020-2021 Virtual Residency Interview
practice + feedback session: $49

Q&A

When should I do a practice interview?

Being an interviewee whether in a practice or a real interview is unnerving. I suggest doing a practice interview about 4-6 weeks before the actual interview. This will give you sufficient time to take my feedback, make the necessary changes and prepare better answers for the interview questions. The practice allows you to be in a calm and composed state of mind at the interview to give your BEST performance.

Why should I do practice interviews with Ed4MedUS?

Practice interview with me prepares you for the real interview because:

  • you face a real experienced faculty interviewer.

  • you get immediate feedback about your performance, accent and delivery and recommendations for further improvement.

  • you can practice answering difficult interview questions.

  • you get a chance to ask questions as in a real interview, a great strategy to show your interest in a program.

Who is the interviewer?

Dr Ed (Dr Varun Agrawal) conducts the interviews.

How should I setup for the online interview?

Zoom (this allows recording of the interview), high speed internet, webcam and microphone are adequate for quality video calls. You need to be in a quiet room to avoid distraction. Dress formally as you would on interview day.

Why do you need my ERAS application and personal statement?

I personalize my interview questions based on your desired specialty, past learning experiences and any clarifications that may be needed on your personal statement or CV.

What can I do if I am hesitant to send personal information in my application?

You can strike out personal details such as birth date, mailing address, or any identifying information as per your personal judgement. Ed4MedUS deletes all your submitted materials after completion of the service.

Can I ask you questions during the interview?

Yes, you should definitely ask questions regarding the (imaginary) residency program and educational opportunities just like you would in a real residency interview. After the interview is concluded, you can ask further questions about your interview preparation and performance.

How long is the interview?

30 minutes for the practice interview and 30-45 minutes for feedback on your performance and Q&A.

Can I request a 2nd or 3rd practice interview with you?

Absolutely! Some applicants take the feedback from the 1st practice interview, make the necessary improvements to their interview strategy and practice with me in the 2nd or 3rd session. This allows you to feel even more confident when you go for the real interview. You will need to request another practice interview by filling out the form.

What do I get after my interview?

You get personalized feedback based on your performance at the practice interview. You also get the video recording of the interview + feedback for your review.