do you have any idea if they actually interview for these off-cycle positions? or do they just take someone based on just their CV and other documents?
Hi, how do you know the off-cycle positions? Maybe you have a strong application too.I have interviewed with a few programs off cycle, they do interview. No one would ever accept someone only based on their CV because they want to make sure you fit into their program. COVID actually has played to my benefit in this sense since everything is virtual (less money on travel).
Hi, how do you know the off-cycle positions? Maybe you have a strong application too.
Im trying to understand your question. Like how do I find them? Find a resident, resident swap, SDN posts some too. I have a reasonable application. I completed 2 years of surgical training, passed all 3 board examinations 1st time , 1- 200s, 2-230s. I have quite a few research projects this year also. I keep getting told i would be top 2 or top3 etc but they always only have room for 1. Which is why I appreciate this opportunity as this program has 10 positions available.
yea I interviewed with them on Friday, it seemed like they wanted people in the area and who have strong ties to stay with them after residency. so that was out of the gate for me as im in new York.
I was fortunate enough to get a position in this family medicine program. A little background though, I have been trying to place in a residency program for three years. I did two prelim surgical years (PGY1 and PGY2) and a research fellowship. It is quite discouraging to not find a position but stay strong everyone! Keep active in clinical medicine, research, academia to be able to support gaps since your medical school graduation. There is also much to say about reaching out to faculty, PDs prior to the application process to acknowledge your interest. Even though I did not match, I did beat being filtered out of some programs and got offered interviews because the PDs knew to look for my application. If you work with any attendings ask about their training as sometimes they can also reach out and sponsor you.
Good luck everyone!
P.S. One of the most resilient stories I have heard came from an ICU nurse I used to work with. One day he was extremely excited to see me. We talked and he notified me that he had gotten a family medicine residency position. I did not know that he had completed medical school (Caribbean) , did not match for multiple year and became an ICU nurse. After working with so many doctors he got the right sponsor and found a program. I kept that story close to give me strength every year of applications.