How To Prep For Online Virtual Medical Residency Interviews

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Medical residency interviews are going virtual and you need to be properly prepared for them if you want to demonstrate the best version of you possible on interview day.

You might be the best candidate, but if your online presence isn’t reflective of that fact, then you could miss out on some great opportunities.

In today’s video, I’m giving you my best tips for preparing for your virtual residency interviews so that you know what to expect, and more important, how to present yourself in the best light possible.

How to get ready for virtual residency interviews:

(1) Know what your voice & tone sounds like ahead of time: Most people don’t know what they sound like, which can be a massive hurdle on interview day. Are you using the right tone to demonstrate the right feeling during your residency interview? Do you sound adequately excited when appropriate? Do you sound confident when it’s necessary? Without the ability to use body language in a virtual interview, your voice’s tone is extremely important, so be sure that you know what you sound like ahead of time & practice demonstrating the right tone for the right scenario.

(2) Do you know how to use eye-contact when interviewing through a computer? In real life, eye-contact is fairly straightforward, but when interviewing online, where you look can be the difference between strong eye-contact & no eye-contact. You’ll need to practice getting & keeping eye contact online by practicing your interview skills and looking into the camera, not at the actual person on your screen. This skill alone will help separate you from 99% of the rest of your competition, because most simply won’t take a look at this ahead of time.

(3) Your facial expressions: If you’re not aware of what facial expressions you’re using, you might come across differently from what you’re intending. For this reason, it’s important that you know what it feels like to demonstrate ‘happiness’, ‘excitement’, or ‘confidence’ while interviewing virtually online. This can be done quite easily with the right approach and sufficient practice.

All of these tips will be broken down and explored in great detail in this video, so be sure to watch it a few times, take notes, and most importantly, implement what you’ve learned.

Time Codes:
0:00 Intro to virtual residency interviews
1:30 Tone of voice & how to use it to your advantage
2:25 How to keep eye contact when interviewing virtually
3:21 How to ensure your facial expressions match your intentions
4:15 Review of key points of the video

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