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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”


Program evaluation and interviewing

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


Program evaluation or comparing apples to apples

Program Evaluation orComparing Apples to Apples


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


Program evaluation and interviewing

Is the program dynamic and focused on providing the foundation needed for a 30 year career as an EM specialist??


Is this program the right fit for me

Is this program the RIGHT FIT for me??


Good luck

Good Luck !


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