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Tip of the week: Get out your recruitment pom-poms

Residency Program Insider, December 22, 2009

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Residency programs are finally coming down the home-stretch of the recruitment season. Although it may feel like you can’t make it through one more interview day, now is the time when coordinators and directors need to show enough enthusiasm to cover for faculty members or other who may not always share your excitement for the interview season.

If you don’t rally the troops, the candidates will definitely sense apathy and could rank the program lower on their list of potential programs. Pump up your faculty by taking the following actions:

  • Put up a bulletin board or poster with all the big dates, such as when interviews start, when rank order meetings are scheduled, and Match Day.
  • Send an e-mail letting everyone know you have your first applicant. Make it a game by having faculty members guess what medical school the applicant attends. Provide clues about where it might be.
  • If you know a faculty member graduated from a particular school, send an e-mail letting him or her know the number of candidates you’re interviewing from that school.

Today’s tip is from Residency Program Alert.



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