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How to Prepare Students for the Surgical Residency Interview
(Posted June 2019)
Sophia K. McKinley MD, EdM; John T. Mullen, MD, FACS; and Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE, FACS

This article is intended for surgical educators involved in undergraduate medical education who are interested in better understanding the surgical residency interview process and increasing the interview preparedness of medical students applying for a residency position in the field of surgery. The objectives of this article are to:

  • Describe the importance of the interview in the surgical residency selection process
  • Describe the potential challenges and pitfalls for students in the surgical residency interview
  • Describe a workshop that is intended to prepare students for the surgical residency interview

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