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Gauge applicants' non-cognitive attributes with multiple mini interview format

Residency Program Alert, January 10, 2019

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Most applicants put the best version of themselves forward during an interview to impress program directors and faculty. So, it’s often surprising when an individual who was the epitome of professionalism in the interview process enters the training program and acts unprofessionally or lacks communication skills. Screening for attitudes is a challenge for interviewers. The traditional structured interview style where the interviewer simply reviews a candidate’s CVs or test scores may confirm his or her medical knowledge, but it will not identify a candidate who isn’t a team player.

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