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medready2005

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hello all

I hope all is well!!! I am currently doing an away elective at a program that is high on my list for residency training in peds. One of the residents I work with suggested that I meet with the PD and introduce myself; mind you I already have an interview scheduled at this program next month. Do you think it is a good idea to quickly meet with the PD before the official interview date?

Thanks in advance!!
 

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hello all

I hope all is well!!! I am currently doing an away elective at a program that is high on my list for residency training in peds. One of the residents I work with suggested that I meet with the PD and introduce myself; mind you I already have an interview scheduled at this program next month. Do you think it is a good idea to quickly meet with the PD before the official interview date?

Thanks in advance!!

definitely a good idea. seize the opportunity to show that you are interested.
 

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Yes that is an excellent idea. Just make sure you have a question or two lined up, in case he/she asks you if you have any questions about the program.
 

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Absolutely! You should meet with the PD to show your interest. This is a good chance to talk to the PD one on one because you might not be able to do that on your interview day. Good Luck!
 

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I'm in a situation that is slightly similar to yours: I'm doing an elective (on a different service) at a hospital that is on the top of my list if I stay in my area. I already interviewed, so the PD knows me somewhat. I've had some opportunities to speak with him and I was hesitant at times, thinking I was being too forward. I think it's been quite to my advantage to talk to him- today he asked me to work with him for the afternoon and it worked out well. He even asked me to work with him again later this week!

So, yes, talk to the PD!
 

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Yes that is an excellent idea. Just make sure you have a question or two lined up, in case he/she asks you if you have any questions about the program.

what types of questions are good to ask?
 
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