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Program Evaluation and Interviewing. Kevin Rodgers, MD Indiana University School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency. Goals. Review the preparation for interviewing and Do’s and Don’ts of the interview day

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program evaluation and interviewing

Program EvaluationandInterviewing

Kevin Rodgers, MD

Indiana University School of Medicine

Emergency Medicine Residency

goals
Goals
  • Review the preparation for interviewing and Do’s and Don’ts of the interview day
  • Identify and prioritize those components of an EM Residency that potential candidates should examine and rate
  • Review the specific factors that impact the quality of training
interviewing
Interviewing
  • Best time
    • Keep the weather in mind
    • Warm-ups
    • Avoid the first / last week ??
  • Number: minimum of 6 / maximum 15
  • Follow-ups
do your homework
Do Your Homework!!
  • National websites
  • Knowledgeable faculty, colleagues, IU grads
  • Program website (inside and out!)
  • Questions to ask
  • Questions to be asked
the interview
The Interview
  • Night before get-togethers
  • Contact numbers
  • Cancelling interviews
  • Ask for a “closer look”
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The Interview

  • Listen !!!!!
  • Repeat questions in order to think
  • Be succinct
  • Let your personality show without being too laid back or over eager
  • Be poised, confident and fresh
mortal sins
Mortal Sins
  • Don’t be a “no-show”
  • Don’t be late or fall asleep
  • Don’t over or under dress
  • Don’t be artificial
  • Don’t dominate the interview
  • Don’t project negativity
  • Don’t ask questions just to ask questions
  • Don’t ignore anyone
  • Don’t hump the Program Director’s leg
post interview
Post-Interview
  • Excel spreadsheet
  • Thank-you notes / postcards
  • Match rules
  • Second visits
patient population
Patient Population
  • Variety, acuity, social diversity
    • “All Comers” ED?
    • Statistics
    • Pediatric volume and acuity
    • Age / social strata distribution
    • Managed Care impact
patient population1
Patient Population
  • Trauma Experience
    • Continuous vs “Trauma Team”
    • Distribution of procedures
    • Resuscitation leader
    • Pediatric trauma
  • Airway management
    • Who does it / Who’s in charge??
patient population2
Patient Population
  • Medical arrests
  • Other procedures
  • Admission decision making
  • Fast Track patients (indentured servitude)
curriculum
Curriculum
  • Rotations
    • EM: #, where, responsibility
    • Core: quality, respect for EM, faculty, resident quality, education vs service
    • Electives
  • Teachers
    • Who does most of the instruction
  • Technology
    • US, informatics, “on-line resources”
curriculum1
Curriculum
  • Didactics
    • Lecture series
    • Specialty curriculum
    • Reading program / ABEM preparation
    • Unique experiences
    • ?? Dynamic / Responsive
  • Ancillary support
    • Availability and “turn-around” times
residency reputation stability
Residency Reputation / Stability
  • Age: “Track record” vs “New kid”
  • RRC Accreditation: Citations
  • Status: Department vs Service
  • Graduates: Job distribution
  • Match results: Did the residency fill
residency reputation stability1
Residency Reputation / Stability
  • ABEM performance
  • Institutional reputation
  • “Family Member Test”
  • Financial stability
residency governance personality
Residency Governance / Personality
  • Resident involvement: Decision making
  • Committees
  • Social activities
  • Camaraderie and attitude
residency governance personality1
Residency Governance / Personality
  • Support services
  • Scheduling
  • Workload
  • Moonlighting policy
faculty
Faculty
  • Ratio
  • Quality, productivity, diversity, availability
  • Turnover
  • Quality of teaching, supervision, evaluation
  • Program Director
research
Research
  • Research Director
  • Financial and Manpower support
  • Productivity
  • Faculty involvement and focus areas
  • Journal Club
location
Location
  • Last on a long list
  • Family and special needs
  • Safety
  • Cost of living and housing
  • Recreation, culture, social outlets
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Is the program dynamic and focused on providing the foundation needed for a 30 year career as an EM specialist??

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