Matching to a fellowship program through the NRMP® (National Resident Matching Program) or other means is a competitive endeavor. Even strong applicants can have difficulty getting positions in many subspecialties. Those that do match may not get their top choices, leaving them in suboptimal programs and locations.
Consequently, optimizing your performance during the fellowship interview is critical. But what are fellowship directors looking for during the interview process?
First, they are seeking someone distinctive. Your goal is to distinguish yourself from all of the other applicants by showcasing your accomplishments. Anyone can say s/he is intelligent or goal oriented. Fewer candidates can prove it. [Read more...]