Sunday, September 03, 2006

Back to the Fluorescent Tomb

I'm quite excited. On Tuesday I start back doing what I love to do: seeing patients in the hospital. It will also be a new city, and a hospital I've never worked in, so some sense of adventure as well.

It is one of two hospitals I'm considering for residency, so there will be an element of tension, but on the plus side, I know what I'm doing, and I'm pretty well prepared for it. Now if I could only find my stethoscope, I'd be done packing...

The interview with the program director is going to be the most stressful part of this. They always ask "do you have any questions" and I never have a good answer. What percentage of graduates go on to fellowship, what percent of graduates pass their boards on the first attempt...once those are answered, I've got nothing. Any brilliant ideas anyone?


Ryann said...

Well, it might be different for your interview process, but here a a few questions I've tried.

What is the best/worst part of your day? (Or what do you like most/least about working here?) The question is designed to get at the 'corporate culture' of the place... in other words, paint me a realistic picture of what my everyday life would be like. And, it gives the interviewer a chance to talk about themselves (everyone likes to talk about themselves).

Probablly a little different for your field is so ambiguous that defining daily routines is necessary.

medstudentitis said...

Question I usually ask:
What is your favorite thing about this city? What is your least favorite thing about this city? I think this question is important because you'll be living there for more than a few years after all.