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Residency Articles by Topic: Recruitment and Interviews

Social media is playing a larger role in resident selection

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 42, November 20, 2012

    The influence of social media websites like Facebook is seeping into the admissions process at...

Report adds new dimension to residency program rankings

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 42, November 20, 2012

    Medical students may evaluate reputation, training curriculum, and location when applying to...

News and briefs: Mississippi tops list of highest physician shortage woes

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 39, October 23, 2012

    Mississippi’s 159.4 physicians per 100,000 people is the lowest state rate in the country...

News and briefs: Nobel Prize winner's work includes residency matching system

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 38, October 16, 2012

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News and briefs: Study suggests team athletes are most successful residents

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 32, August 28, 2012

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News and briefs: U-M study suggests contact rules with match candidates need clarity

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 25, July 10, 2012

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News and briefs: Minnesota funding jeopardizes residencies, physicians

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 16, April 24, 2012

    One year after the state cut $27 million in funding for physician training, health leaders in...

News and briefs: IMG matches increase in 2012

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 14, April 10, 2012

    The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) reports a record number of matches to GME programs in...

News and briefs: SOAP leaves a fresh impression in first year

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 12, March 27, 2012

    The Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) matched approximately 1,000 graduating medical...

News and briefs: NRMP sees highest matching rate in 30 years

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 11, March 20, 2012

    The matching rate for graduating medical students and residency programs reached more than 95...

Tip of the week: Stay organized in preparation of ranking meeting

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 2, January 17, 2012

    Recruiting quality residents into your program can hit a snag if ranking practices are taken...

News and briefs: New requirements concern DO transfers

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 1, January 10, 2012

    The DO Advisory Board is looking to amend proposed changes to the ACGME’s Common Program...

Tip of the Week: Stock your residency program website

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 48, December 13, 2011

    A residency program’s website is a vastly used resource for potential hires. Chances are: if...

News and briefs: Residents receive numerous job offers

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 42, November 1, 2011

    Because of a growing physician shortage, more healthcare institutions are recruiting physicians...

Letter from the editor: Share your best practice for recruitment

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 39, October 11, 2011

    What’s your recruitment secret? It’s that time of year again and Residency Program...

Ask the expert: How can we make our program's website beneficial to candidates?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 39, October 11, 2011

      Make sure that application deadlines, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and program...

Tip of the week: Use downtime between candidate interviews effectively

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 35, August 30, 2011

    Interview candidates sometimes spend a few mintues waiting for the interview day to beging or for...

Does an applicant's review of recommendation letters affect the content of the letters?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 44, November 9, 2010

    Researchers at the Michigan State University looked at how the Family Education Rights and Privacy...

Tip of the week: Manage a successful interview season

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 43, November 2, 2010

    Make your interview day a success with the following tips:

Tip of the week: Remember the importance of first impressions during recruitment

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 39, October 5, 2010

    You’ve heard the saying, “First impressions can make or break you.” It holds true...

Tip of the week: Three tips for coordinator success during the interview season

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 38, September 21, 2010

    Coordinators know the ins and outs of the program and its application process better than anyone...

Ask the expert: What is ERAS?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 34, August 24, 2010

    The advent of the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) transformed the application...

Female med students think emergency medicine is for men, study says

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 32, August 2, 2010

    Female medical students believe that emergency medicine is better suited for men, according to a...

Essay plagiarism more common in international applications, study says

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 31, August 2, 2010

    About 5-10% of application essays to residency programs are plagiarized, according to a new study...

Social media websites: Friend or foe?

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 8, August 1, 2010

    Whether you’re a social networking newbie or have already created accounts for your program...

Ask the expert: How does the NRMP work?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 26, June 29, 2010

    The NRMP ranking system is based on two rank order lists: (1) The candidates’ list of...

Many residency applicants are unaware of the core competencies

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 18, May 4, 2010

    A significant number of medical students have no knowledge of the core competencies prior to...

Residency Program Alert April 2010

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 4, April 1, 2010

    The April issue of Residency Program Alert provides program directors and coordinators with the...

Ensure an on-time and smooth start for IMGs

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    Although managing all new resident documentation is important, none requires coordinators&rsquo...

Look for trends in recruitment data

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    Get the most out of your recruitment data with these three tips.

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

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 49, December 22, 2009

    Residency programs are finally coming down the home-stretch of the recruitment season. Although it...

Tip of the week: Navigating the ins and outs of ERAS

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 45, November 24, 2009

    At this point in the recruitment season, you might be spending more time with ERAS than with your...

Ask the expert: What is the coordinator's role in screening applications?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 39, October 13, 2009

    The answer to this question is, “it depends.” The program director determines the...

Called out: Recruitment best practices

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    You’ve analyzed every recruitment statistic from the previous three years. You’ve...

Residency Program Alert, October 2009

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    In the October issue, we look at different approaches for teaching residents about ethics, best...

Tip of the week: Consider generational differences during recruitment

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 37, September 29, 2009

    “The times they are a-changin’,” Bob Dylan sang in 1964. For the physician work...

Researchers link international medical graduates’ background to performance during residency

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 36, September 22, 2009

    A candidate’s application materials can only tell you so much. Wouldn’t it be great if...

Ask the expert: What should program directors and coordinators look for when pre-screening candidate applications?

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 35, September 15, 2009

    The interview season is in full-swing. Pre-screening applications to pick out the top candidates is...

Tip of the week: ERAS refresher

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 33, September 1, 2009

    The madness of the recruitment season begins today with the opening of the ERAS post office. You...

Residency Program Alert September 2009

  • Residency Program Alert, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    This issue takes an indepth look at the issue of resident burnout. Learn what causes it and how...

New Match statistics released

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 32, August 25, 2009

    The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) released a new report that looks at the...

Free orientation resource available on Residency Manager Blog

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 22, June 16, 2009

    HCPro is proud to announce the publication of its latest residency resource, The Complete Residency...

Match statistics show fewer medical students headed into family medicine

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 13, April 7, 2009

    Although this was a record-setting year for the number of Match participants, the number of U.S...

Feature blog post: Tips for compiling your Match list

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 6, February 10, 2009

    Well, it is that wonderful time of the year when we sit down, scratch our heads, and try to come up...

Prepare for the scramble before the Match

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 4, January 27, 2009

    Most programs approach the Match expecting to fill every position. We have worked hard, interviewed...

Feature blog post: Prevent faculty from missing candidate interviews

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 34, December 16, 2008

    It happens to every coordinator at least once: A faculty member forgets he or she is supposed to...

Feature blog post: Blind interview technique explained

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 30, November 18, 2008

    A question about interviewing on Residency Coordinator Chat listserv prompted me to write a bit...

Field-tested interview season process

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 30, November 18, 2008

    This will be my third interview season. Each year, I learn a few new things from my colleagues on...

The applicant interview: A two-way street

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 28, November 4, 2008

    It’s interview season—again. This time of year seems to roll around quickly, especially...

Feature blog post: Screen out the bad apples during residency program interviews

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 27, October 28, 2008

    As interviewees start parading through your office, there’s no question that most are on...

Feature blog post: Support for residents' spouses

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 24, October 7, 2008

    I spoke at a coordinator retreat at the University of Connecticut a couple weeks ago and got into a...

Tip of the week: Thank candidates for interviewing with your program

  • Residency Program Insider, Issue 24, October 7, 2008

    After a candidate interviews with your program, send a note from the program director to the...